Perry v. Schwarzenegger

Empirical Creative was selected by Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher along with The Focal Point  to provide pro bono graphics consulting and design support on behalf of the plaintiffs in Perry v. Schwarzenegger.  Plaintiffs in this landmark case sought to overturn Proposition 8, a ballot measure denying same-sex couples the right to civil marriage in California.  On August 4th, 2010, after a three week trial, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8, ruling that it violated the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  On August 16th, 2010, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals indefinitely extended the District Court’s stay pending appeal.  The case is widely expected to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.  To read Judge Walker’s decision, click here

Empirical Creative was honored to be a part of the team supporting an effort we feel is one of the most important civil rights issues of our time. The lead plaintiff attorneys, Theodore Olson and David Boies, have been widely applauded for their nonpartisan approach to the case.  Empirical Creative’s contribution to the case was described and commended by its attorney clients: