A fact of which Notre Dame ought to be heartily ashamed. I’m not sure which is worse: Bradley’s gay-baiting of a Federal judge or the smarmy, slimy way he did so.
If a gay judge should have recused himself from the gay-marriage case, because he might want to get married, and if (as the Prop Hate proponents asserted) gay marriage threatens the stability of straight marriages, then would any straight married judge have had a conflict of interest sufficient to generate a recusal inquiry? Do we need a class of eunuch judges to decide all cases involving sexual activity?
Presumably Gerard V. Bradley isn’t a blithering idiot in real life. Presumably he doesn’t accept this sort of dimwit argument from his law students. But as long as it’s AMDG* (or perhaps merely for the greater glory of the Red Team), he can’t even notice his own folly.
* A commenter notes that I had appropriated a Jesuit motto to a Holy Cross Fathers institution. My bad.