If that had happened, the Supreme Court might have ruled on the constitutional questions, rather than issuing a limited, procedural ruling. The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Obama calls to congratulate Prop. Walker's sexual orientation was well known in the legal community — he was open about it — but he did not discuss it publicly until he decided to retire from the bench. State officials refused to do so. Seated at a table in a charcoal suit with a white handkerchief, Walker remembered how the gay community had once vilified his nomination to the federal bench. Gavin Newsom avoids 'vindication' as he smiles.
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In the alleged emails, Walker, who retired in Februarytakes a friendly tone with his interlocutor, who apparently is another partner at Gibson Dunn. The alleged email exchange between Judge Vaughn and Olson and Boies at the very least gives "the appearance of impropriety," Tracey said. It gives the sense of having much more of a personal interest in the outcome. He posed several questions he wanted examined. The court is expected to issue rulings on both cases by the end of June. Oral arguments were heard yesterday, and arguments in a challenge to part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act DOMA were heard this morning. Only a spokeswoman for Gibson Dunn had responded, promising to look into it.
Walker's sexual orientation was well known in the legal community — he was open about it — but he did not discuss it publicly until he decided to retire from the bench. District Court Judge Deborah Batts, who was nominated for her judgeship in Do gays and lesbians have political power? As a lawyer, Walker represented the U. Vaughn Richard Walker . The case was a federal-constitutional challenge to California Proposition 8a voter initiative constitutional amendment that eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry, a right which had previously been granted after the California Supreme Court found that Proposition 22 was unconstitutional. Why gay marriage will resume in California.