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U.S. Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt, pictured in 1997, was part of a unanimous January ruling of the 9th Circuit Court upholding that the Supreme Court "did not expressly announce the level of scrutiny" for sexual orientation in its Windsor case ruling last June. A federal appeals court let stand a ruling that gays cannot be dismissed from a jury pool because of their sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Stephanie Turner, File )
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U.S. Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt, pictured in 1997, was part of a unanimous January ruling of the 9th Circuit Court upholding that the Supreme Court "did not expressly announce the level of scrutiny" for sexual orientation in its Windsor case ruling last June. A federal appeals court let stand a ruling that gays cannot be dismissed from a jury pool because of their sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Stephanie Turner, File )

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