Chief Judge Ware’s decision on gay jurist

A fed­er­al judge on Tues­day re­fused to in­val­id­ate last year’s rul­ing against Pro­pos­i­tion 8, de­cid­ing the gay jur­ist who over­turned the same-sex mar­riage ban had no ob­lig­a­tion to step aside be­cause of a pos­sible con­flict of in­terest.

The de­cision Chief Judge James Ware of the U.S. Dis­trict Court in San Fran­cisco left the rul­ing by re­tired Judge Vaughn R. Walk­er in place. Walk­er’s de­cision re­mains on hold pending a sep­ar­ate ap­peal to the U.S. 9th Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals. Read more »

Published: June 14, 2011
Credits: Megan Garvey, Ben Welsh

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