Same-Sex Marriage and the War on Our Courts
Legislative efforts to punish judges for their rulings on the issue are destructive to an essential institution.
Jamie Barnett, a retired Navy rear admiral and attorney, is a member of the board of directors of Justice at Stake, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to keep America's courts fair and impartial.
Barnett is co-chair of the Venable law firm's telecommunications group and a partner in the firm's cybersecurity practice. In his military career, he served as deputy commander of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and director of naval education and training in the Pentagon. He also served as chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, where he executed major cybersecurity initiatives, and as senior vice president for national security policy at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
As an attorney in private practice, Barnett has represented cities, counties, school districts, law enforcement agencies and development authorities on a range of topics including constitutional law, governmental liability, personnel and employment law, education and school law, policy development, legislation, procurement, and ethics.