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washingtonblade.com • vol. 41, issue 20 • may 14, 2010 • Still sharp after 40 years
LGBT groupsmixed on SupremeCourt nominee
By CHRIS JOHNSONcjohnson@washblade.com
President Obama’s nomina-tion of Solicitor General ElenaKagan to the Supreme Court isinspiring varied reactions, rang-ing from excitement to caution,as questions linger about herrecord on LGBT issues.Many LGBT advocacy groupsare pleased that Kaganopposed military recruitment onHarvard’s campus because“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” violatesuniversity non-discriminationpolicies, but others are waitingfor her to clarify her positions onLGBT issues in congressionaltestimony before the Senate.Meanwhile, questions aboutKagan’s sexual orientation dis-tracted attention from her recordthis week, as some anti-gay con-servatives — along with morethan a few LGBT bloggers —speculated that she is a lesbian.Obama nominated Kagan to fillthe seat that will be vacated at theend of the term by retiringAssociate Justice John PaulStevens. If the Senate confirmsher to the position, there would bethree women sitting on theSupreme Court, the most womenthe bench has seen in its history.Prior to her tenure as solicitor gen-eral, in which she defended federallaw before the Supreme Court,Kagan was a clerk for formerAssociate Justice Thurgood Marshall,an associate White House counselfor former President Bill Clinton anddean of Harvard law school.
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Three gay men implicated in themurder of attorney
went on trial this week.
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Judge blocks evidenceon alleged paralyticdrug, S&M restraints
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.firstname.lastname@example.org
A long-awaited trial openedthis week for three gay menimplicated in the murder of attor-ney Robert Wone, who wasfound stabbed to death insidethe men’s Dupont Circle areatownhouse in August 2006.Joseph Price, 39, his domesticpartner, Victor Zaborsky, 44, andthe couple’s roommate, DylanWard, 39, have been charged withobstruction of justice, conspiracyand evidence tampering in con-nection with Wone’s murder.Authorities have yet to chargeanyone with the murder itself, adevelopment that has created anair of mystery and intrigue andhas captured the interest of thegay community as well as localand national media.Prosecutors and defenseattorneys said they could present80 or more witnesses and expectthe trial to last as long as 10weeks. Jury selection was sched-uled to begin Wednesday at D.C.Superior Court, with openingarguments set for Monday.Judge Lynn Leibovitz ruledTuesday against the defense
Trial begins inWone murder caseKagan’s record, sexual orientation draw scrutiny
, a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, could be asked to address past comments on‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and same-sex marriage during her confirmation hearings.
Photo by Lawrence Jackson; courtesy of White House
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