A liberal, a conservative, and a moderate. An old guy, a middle-aged guy, and a sorta young guy.
Sounds like the makings for a road-trip comedy. Could be. But it's definitely the composition for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' Dec. 6 hearing of the Proposition 8 case, which could determine the legality of same-sex marriage in this state.
On the left is 79-year-old Stephen Reinhardt, a Jimmy Carter appointee. In the middle is Michael Daly Hawkins, a 65-year-old Bill Clinton moderate. And, on the right is Judge N. Randy Smith, a George W. Bush man.