Federal Appeals Court Deems Voter Mandated Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

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The Wall Street Journal has reported that, "a federal appeals court has ruled that California's voter-mandated ban on gay marriages was unconstitutional, in a closely-watched case that could eventually lead the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. In a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said …

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Does The Supreme Court Need Reserve Players On The Bench? BY Larry M. Elkin

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A standing-room-only crowd filled the courtroom of Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently when retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor appeared there to help decide three Montana cases. Although it is rare to see a former member of the nation’s highest court fill in on a lower court panel, it is not unusual in the federal court system for …

eHeziDoes The Supreme Court Need Reserve Players On The Bench? BY Larry M. Elkin