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Trial Day 10: Prop. 8 Proponents’ Witness Testimony

On the tenth and eleventh days of trial, the proponents of Proposition 8 called Kenneth Miller, a professor of political science at Claremont McKenna College, as an expert in American and California politics.

AFER’s attorneys objected to Professor Miller’s qualification as an expert in the areas of discrimination against gays and lesbians and gay and lesbian political power.  After hearing his testimony, the district court concluded that Professor Miller “is not sufficiently familiar with gay and lesbian politics specifically to offer opinions on gay and lesbian political power.”