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Monday, April 21, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Opponents of same-sex unions called federal Judge Richard Young an activist judge who was unilaterally trampling the law"

That is according to this opinion piece today by Maureen Hayden of CNHI in the New Albany News & Tribune. The ILB has not seen these criticisms. Today's report begins:

INDIANAPOLIS — When U.S. District Judge Richard Young recently ruled in favor of a lesbian couple seeking recognition of their out-of-state marriage, opponents of same-sex unions called him an activist judge who was unilaterally trampling the law. The label didn’t resonate with those who know Young well.

Among them is Randall Shepard, the retired chief justice of Indiana’s Supreme Court. Shepard, who was appointed to the bench by a Republican, has known Young, a Democratic appointee, for more than 30 years.

“He’s a person of great rectitude,” said Shepard, describing the 60-year-old grandfather who’s been on the federal bench since 1998. “You don’t hear anybody question whether he’s partial or impartial.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 21, 2014 10:49 AM
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