Bmaz at Empty Wheel sizes up the judges who will hear the Prop 8 appeal:

The bottom line is, early odds are on a 2-1 decision upholding Judge Vaughn Walker’s fine decision in Perry. The one stumbling block, of course, is the issue of standing, and on that I still have some concern that [Judge Mike] Hawkins, who can be a stickler on procedural details, might align with [Judge N. Randy] Smith to hold that there is no standing on the appeal. So, while there are still problems with the standing issue and therefore there should be no premature wild celebrations today, it is nevertheless a very favorable panel the Perry appeal has drawn. For that, there should be some joy.

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