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The Ex-Boy Scout Judge Who Will Decide Philadelphia’s Right to Oust Boy Scouts

If being gay doesn’t impact the ability of Judge Vaugn Walker to make a fair ruling in the federal Prop 8 trial, does it matter if U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter, the judge overseeing the City of Philadelphia’s attempt to oust the Boy Scouts of America from a rent-free city-subsidized building, is a former Scout himself? Well one is an immutable characteristic, and one is a lifestyle choice. But I’d say no, it shouldn’t matter.