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Profile of newly-appointed Justice Cameron | Hunter of Justice

Profile of newly-appointed Justice Cameron

by on January 24, 2009  •  In Judiciary

The NY Times today (finally) reported the selection of openly gay judge Edwin Cameron as a justice of South Africa's highest court, in a feature story that highlights his history as a fighter for the rights of other people with AIDS to gain the access he has had to life-saving drugs. (My eariler post on his work is here.)

Not to belabor the point, but … one thing that the new administration must step up to the plate on, soon, is remedlying the total absence of openly lgbt appellate judges in the federal system. They haven't shown much concern yet with lgbt representation in other appointments, so I hope someone in the judicial nominations process is heeding Lambda's letter about the importance of judicial selection.

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One Response to Profile of newly-appointed Justice Cameron

  1. Mark January 25, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    I agree! Hunter of Justice for Supreme Court Justice!

    (Congratulations again to Justice Cameron as well)

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