John M. Becker

Fifth Circuit Sets Date for TX, LA Marriage Arguments

Filed By John M. Becker | October 28, 2014 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, gay marriage, Louisiana, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, Texas

fifth-circuit-building.jpgThe Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively set a date for oral arguments in Robicheaux v. Caldwell and DeLeon v. Perry, the marriage cases in Louisiana and Texas, respectively.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports:

The New Orleans-based 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday (Oct. 27) posted a tentative hearing date for "the week of January 5," according to the court's online docket.

The cases from the two states remain separate, but have been put on parallel schedules with the court. A district court judge in Austin in February struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage, while U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in August upheld Louisiana's ban...

The judges who will hear the cases will not be announced until closer to the hearing date, but the 5th Circuit is one of four appellate jurisdictions in the U.S. with more judges appointed by Republicans than by Democrats.

Feldman's ruling in the Louisiana case was the first time since the Supreme Court's landmark Windsor decision last year that a federal judge upheld the constitutionality of marriage discrimination.

Copies of the notices in both cases are after the break, via Equality Case Files.

Louisiana

14-31037 Notice by Equality Case Files

Texas

14-50196 Notice by Equality Case Files


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