Topics :: GLBT jurists

1 thru 10 of 21 Stories

N.C. Gov Appoints Gay Judge to State's Second-Highest Court

By Maria Dominguez | May 7
When Republican Court of Appeals Judge Douglas McCullough approached Gov. Roy Cooper to propose the judge's early retirement, Cooper jumped at the chance.

Lesbian Lawyer Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court Judge

By John McDonald | Aug 2
"I bring leadership skills, experience in the courtroom, and a belief in treating all people fairly," Krauss a room of supporters at a recent "meet and greet."

Senate Confirms Lesbian Judicial Nominee to Federal Bench

By Justin Snow | Mar 14
The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm out lesbian Judith Levy to the federal bench.

Third Gay Obama Court Pick Makes Slow Progress

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 4
A third openly gay judicial nominee has made progress, being approved by a senate committee via unanimous voice vote on Nov. 3.

Vt. Marriage Equality Champion Nominated for State Supreme Court

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 19
The governor of Vermont has nominated a lawyer who helped bring civil unions to the state in 2000 and then, nine years later, helped usher in the state’s granting of marriage equality for gay and lesbian families.

Senate Confirms Openly Lesbian Judge to Federal Bench

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 14
The Senate confirmed Obama nominee for the federal bench Alison Nathan on Oct. 13 in a closely divided vote of 48-44. Nathan’s confirmation marks the second out of four openly gay or lesbian nominees for federal judgeship the president has nominated.

Obama’s Judicial Picks: Women, Gays, Minorities

By Jesse J. Holland | Sep 13
President Barack Obama is moving at a historic pace to try to diversify the nation’s federal judiciary: Nearly three of every four people he has gotten confirmed to the federal bench are women or minorities.

Obama Nominates 4th Openly Gay Man to Federal Bench

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 21
President Obama nominated openly gay attorney Michael Fitzgerald to the bench of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, a July 20 White House media release announced.

Appeal Planned After Prop 8 Judge Cleared by Court

Jun 15
The sponsors of California’s same-sex marriage ban are planning to appeal a federal judge’s decision that his predecessor had no obligation to divulge that he was in a long-term relationship with another man when he struck down the ban.

Judge to Decide Calif. Marriage Equality Case Tuesday

By Lisa Leff | Jun 14
A federal judge is deciding whether a gay judge’s ruling to strike down California’s same-sex marriage ban should be overturned because he failed to divulge his own marital intentions before throwing out the voter-approved measure.

1 thru 10 of 21 Stories