Obama could tip appeals courts to Dems

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March 16, 2009


"Want a hint of how much President Barack Obama's eventual appointees will change the federal appeals courts?

"...'Never underestimate the importance of having a fair judiciary at every level,' says gay rights litigator Kevin Cathcart of Lambda Legal.

"Lambda has urged the Obama team to ensure its judicial nominees respect Romer v. Evans and Lawrence v. Texas ? groundbreaking Supreme Court decisions recognizing that gays are entitled to equal protection under the Constitution ? and to quickly fill federal vacancies but not overlook qualified LGBT lawyers.

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