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Gay marriage proves just too modern for judge in Louisiana case
Gay marriage proves just too modern for judge in Louisiana case

The legal juggernaut of challenges to prohibitions on same-sex marriage continued Monday with oral arguments in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals over bans in Hawaii, Idaho and Nevada. Last week two judicial decisions were issued, one by a federal district judge upholding Louisiana’s ban and another by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. The latter opinion has received more attention, partly because it was written (and amazingly quickly) by Judge Richard Posner, the prolific legal theorist who is probably the most famous federal judge not on the Supreme Court. The Posner opinion is eminently quotable. (Here’s a sample:...

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