A Modern Judicial Role Model: Judge Alison Nathan

By Gavin Broady (September 30, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT) -- For 17 years, Clinton appointee Deborah Batts was the sole openly gay judge on the federal bench, but in 2011 Alison Nathan and her New York Southern District colleague J. Paul Oetken became forerunners in a new era of acceptance that has seen the total number of out jurists reach double digits.

While that still represents only about 1 percent of the federal judiciary's total population, the 42-year-old Judge Nathan says each of the nine openly gay judges confirmed under the Obama administration now represents a promise of possibility for young lawyers that was sorely lacking when she began her own...

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