On November 17th, The Washington Times reported that, “the California Supreme Court ruled that sponsors of Proposition 8 and other ballot measures are entitled to defend the initiatives in court when state leaders refuse to do so.” Professor John Eastman, also a chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, said of the ruling, “The notion that initiative proponents can’t defend their own initiative when state officials won’t would effectively gut the initiative process in California.” In anticipation of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision regarding Proposition 8, Professor Eastman said, “I’m not optimistic about our chances with this panel on the 9th Circuit, but everyone knows this case is going to the Supreme Court, […] And I like our odds with the Supreme Court. Read more about what Professor Eastman had to say.