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4 responses to “Gay court nominee distances himself from Lawrence brief”

  1. Brian Stroup

    As an LGBT activist, I don’t see any problem with his answers to the Lawrence questions.

  2. Bruce Frier

    This response sounds right. As a judicial nominee, Oetken needs to guard against taking positions that might make him have to recuse himself if the issue comes before him. In any case, writing an amicus brief on behalf of a client is much different from, say, giving a speech or writing a law review article.

  3. FlexSF

    I would have been more impressed with Mr. Oetken if he stood up to the Republicans asking him questions….

  4. Greg

    With extremism and authoritarian views gaining credence in the Republican party, Oetken bent over and took it, to get approved. He can tell them all to go to he’ll when he is confirmed.

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