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NOM Decries Biased 9th Circuit Appeals Hearing -- Reinhardt Refusal to Withdrawal Robs People of Unbiased Appeal

 

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today decried the hearing to determine the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's constitutional amendment providing that marriage is only the union of a man and a woman. NOM is protesting the involvement of Judge Stephen Reinhardt because Reinhardt's wife has been involved in the case from the beginning as the Executive Director of the ACLU of Southern California.

"This hearing makes a mockery of the federal judiciary," said Brian Brown, president of NOM. "Citizens are entitled to a guarantee of impartiality from their judiciary. Yet here we have the spectacle of a federal appeals court justice ruling on a case in which his wife represents a group that is a participant. A cynic would be left to wonder if the fix is in for marriage in the Ninth Circuit."

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See the rest of the statement here.