Friday, June 25, 2004

William & Mary law professor testifies against stripping federal appeals courts of jurisdiction over gay marriage cases

The Washington Times reports here ("GOP eyes taking marriage from courts," 6/25/04) on a congressional hearing regarding proposed legislation that would tinker with the jurisdiction of the federal appeals courts in cases involving same-sex marriage. The hearing included testimony in opposition to the measure from William & Mary law professor Michael Gerhardt.

Perhaps some members of the Virginia General Assembly will respond with a measure seeking to deprive law professors at nominally state-funded institutions from jurisdiction to give testimony at legislative hearings about same-sex marriage matters.

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