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Judges for Prop. 8 hearing

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.  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.  Another judge with a reputation mainly as a liberal, Michael Daly Hawkins, is on the panel; he is a former Arizona lawyer and prosecutor.  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.  The blog plans to provide a link to the broadcast coverage of the oral argument.

Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, Judges for Prop. 8 hearing, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 29, 2010, 12:45 PM),