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Same-sex marriage judge dealt with other gay cases

Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said looking for clues in the judge's background or actions thus far in the case is probably fruitless. Cohn remembers how Walker surprised the San Francisco civil liberties group by ruling several times in recent years against the Republican administration and lawyers from his old blue chip law firm in cases arising from the warrantless wiretapping program.

"If you are going to try to make assumptions based on how he's ruled in the past or the firm that he came from, you will be wrong," Cohn said. "He is his own guy."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Associated Press
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