Saturday, July 26, 2014

7th Circuit Sets Auugust 26 For Oral Arguments in WISCONSIN & INDIANA Marriage Equality cases

The 7th U.S. Circuit has announced the date of the oral arguments in marriage equality cases for Indiana and Wisconsin. On June 25th, Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage as struck down by a  judge and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals later issued a stay on the judge's ruling (when the judge refused to). Similarly, in Wisconsin a federal judge struck down the same-sex marriage ban on June 7 but the judge later stayed her own ruling.

Now comes word that a 3-judge panel of the 7th Circuit will hear oral arguments before the end of the summer:

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced Friday on its online docket that it has rescheduled oral arguments for both states' appeals of federal court decisions for Aug. 26. 
Federal judges in Indiana and Wisconsin overturned each state's gay marriage ban in separate rulings. When both states appealed, the 7th Circuit Court combined the cases and set aside the previous hearing date. 
The 7th Circuit also denied requests that the states' appeals be heard before the full 10-member court instead of a three-judge panel, as is customary.
hat/tip to Joe Jervis

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