Debate Over Judge’s Sexual Orientation Not Likely to Affect Prop. 8 Case
By Maura Dolan
Los Angeles Times
May 29, 2011
Hofstra Law School Professor Monroe Freedman pointed to failed attempts to prevent a female African American judge from presiding over a sex discrimination case, a Jewish judge from a case involving an anti-Semitic pogrom and a Catholic judge from an abortion dispute.
The U.S. Supreme Court once nullified a judicial ruling that had been in place for 10 months after determining that the judge had an undisclosed conflict, but Freedman said such actions are “very unusual.”
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