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    Re: Gay jurist in Proposition 8 case had no legal obligation to remove himself, judge

    Just so it clear, I wasn't suggesting that I know the man.
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    Re: Gay jurist in Proposition 8 case had no legal obligation to remove himself, judge

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    Just so it clear, I wasn't suggesting that I know the man.
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    Re: Gay jurist in Proposition 8 case had no legal obligation to remove himself, judge

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    What about being radically gay? And.. How does one know?


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    What about being "radically gay?"
    What is "radically gay" and how do you see it affecting one's judgment.

    As far as how one knows - this judge was appointed by the Bush administration and the appointment was opposed by gay rights groups due to his history on the subject.
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    Re: Gay jurist in Proposition 8 case had no legal obligation to remove himself, judge

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    You all seem to miss the point I was making. . .

    As for the argument that a straight judge would also have a conflict of interest, there is no direct personal or financial gain for a straight judge whether or not the law is upheld or overturned. He gains or loses no rights, benefits, etc. If you are making the assumption that as a straight man, he must be biased, then you are essentially saying that nobody should be allowed to judge this case except a gay man.
    Easy - But then should a straight, married judge recuse himself if the subject is capital gains or estate taxes as they pertain to a married couple? Could he be a parent and make a decision about parental rights? While I understand your point, judges surely rule on cases that affect groups in which they belong today, don't they?

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    Re: Gay jurist in Proposition 8 case had no legal obligation to remove himself, judge

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Would a black guy have to recuse himself if another black guy is being charged with a crime? I don't think so.
    Exactly, this is so stupid. There isn't a "gay test" to being a judge, or a "straight text" more correctly. In fact, Thurgood Marshal delivered Brown vs Board of Education and a female justice (whose name has slipped my mind) passed delivered the opinion of the Court in Roe v Wade.

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