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Should Judge in Same-Sex Marriage Case Be Recused?

Adam Winkler | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Implicit in Prop. 8 supporters' effort to recuse Judge Walker is the notion that, unlike a gay judge who might benefit from marriage, a heterosexual judge would be impartial. The ironies abound.

Effort To Disqualify Prop 8 Judge Unlikely To Prevail Say Experts

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 06.26.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- The sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban insist they are not trying to disqualify the federal judge who struck down Proposi...

Judge Who Struck Down Prop 8 Confirms He Is Gay

AP | Posted 06.07.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- The federal judge who struck down California's gay marriage ban has confirmed that he's gay. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker...

Judging the Judge: A Matter of Rights and Wrongs

Judith S. Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith S. Kaye

All judges have personal qualities, among them sex, age, race, background, experience and religious beliefs. But this does not mean they aren't able to look beyond personal factors and decide cases based on the facts and the law.