Federal Appeals Court Says Jurors Can’t Be Excluded Because They Are Gay

  • metta

    Posts: 39167

    Jan 21, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
    Federal Appeals Court Says Jurors Can’t Be Excluded Because They Are Gay

    "The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision, held that discrimination based on sexual orientation is subject to heightened scrutiny — a decision the court concluded has been made in action, though not in word, by the Supreme Court itself."


    "Windsor requires that heightened scrutiny be applied to equal protection claims involving sexual orientation."

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/federal-appeals-court-says-jurors-cant-be-excluded-because-t
  • Apparition

    Posts: 3534

    Jan 21, 2014 9:08 PM GMT
    this is a terrible ruling...I so wanted the corollary if it stood.

    DA:So...did you rape this man.
    ME:um..ya...look at him. i couldnt help myself.

    Judge: do we have a verdict jury?
    Jury: not guilty.