Judges for Prop. 8 hearing
on Nov 29, 2010 at 12:45 pm
The Ninth Circuit Court on Monday released the names of the three Circuit judges who will hear next Monday the constitutional case over California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage.Â The senior judge on the panel will be Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt, a former Los Angeles lawyer who is known widely as perhaps the most liberal judge on the federal courts.Â Another judge with a reputation mainly as a liberal, Michael Daly Hawkins, is on the panel; he is a former Arizona lawyer and prosecutor.Â The third member of the panel will be N. Randy Smith, a former Idaho lawyer and state judge.
The case is scheduled for a two-hour hearing beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern time) on Dec. 6.Â The blog plans to provide a link to the broadcast coverage of the oral argument.