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Prop 8 Attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies Ink Book Deal

A big book is coming next year on the federal challenge to Proposition 8 now headed to the Supreme Court, the AP reports:

Olson_boiesDemocrat David Boies and Republican Theodore B. Olson have signed with Viking for "A Just Cause: Law, Love, and the Case for Marriage Equality." Viking told The Associated Press on Wednesday the book is scheduled for mid-2014.

"Our collective journey tells of a crucial and historical civil rights movement that brings us closer to the ideals on which our country was founded," Boies, 71, said in a statement issued by Viking.

Olson, 72, said he and Boies between them have "nearly 100 years in the law."

"We have never handled a more important, dramatic and emotionally compelling challenge," he said in a statement.

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  1. um, shouldn't they wait to see if they win? Gloating before one finishes the job is always a risky venture. The fates do not look kindly upon things like this.

    Posted by: TC | Feb 28, 2013 2:46:55 PM

  2. It won't be published until after the decision is released

    Posted by: Anthony | Feb 28, 2013 3:43:08 PM

  3. Who reads all these book-a-minute publications?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Feb 28, 2013 4:50:26 PM

  4. They're making money off of people's pain????

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Feb 28, 2013 5:40:01 PM

  5. How typical in Jesusland...

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Feb 28, 2013 5:40:18 PM

  6. The book will be published one year from when the decision is made. They are telling the court that they will tell the story of how the Court decides. They are adding pressure to the Court. This is smart. They are proclaiming a century of Jurisprudence.

    Posted by: AKConstant | Feb 28, 2013 6:36:52 PM

  7. The profit motive just stripped away the humanity of this decision proving once again ambulance chasers have no shame.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Mar 1, 2013 8:16:02 AM

  8. I see no problem with this. Why shouldn't they tell their story? Their insight, especially the inner-workings, the nuts and bolts, their own personal journeys, should be fascinating. After all, this is a watershed quest.

    Posted by: Lee Bowman | Mar 1, 2013 10:38:14 AM

  9. Having two men of such visibility and status within the annuls of the legal procession on our side is worth more than anyone can understand. To make light of the actions and direct response only belittle our cause and, hopefully a satisfactory conclusion. It is time to look at the big picture!

    Posted by: EJC | Mar 1, 2013 1:55:05 PM

  10. I look forward to reading their book and the details of this important journey they've been on. The work Boies and Olson have done with this case, and continue to do, has played a significant part in tearing down the remaining 'legal' barriers to our human, civil & equal rights in the US. They continue to speak clearly, and frequently - influencing many who might otherwise not give a damn about the lives or families of our community. We will never lose, we have already won - and the laws will change.

    Posted by: RexT | Mar 1, 2013 4:40:36 PM

  11. I think it's a great idea for Boies and Olson to write the story of the case. Whichever way it comes out, this will be an important historic moment in the LGBT rights movement, and Boies and Olson are experienced writers who will no doubt spin a riveting yarn. From the beginning, they have taken this case as an opportunity not only to set precedent, but also to educate the public, and this is a logical part of that process.

    Posted by: Jaap Weel | Mar 3, 2013 5:49:01 PM

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