John M. Becker

BREAKING: SCOTUS Takes No Action on 6th Circuit Marriage Cases

Filed By John M. Becker | January 12, 2015 9:40 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: gay marriage, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, SCOTUS, Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court

This just in: the U.S. Supreme Court did not include any of the 6th Circuit marriage equality cases on its orders list this morning, so the wait continues to see whether or not the justices will take up a freedom-to-marry case this term.

The Court did, however, deny Lambda Legal's (unconventional) request to hear the Louisiana marriage case before the Fifth Circuit decides it, BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner reports:

The 6th Circuit marriage cases will likely be re-listed for the Supreme Court's next conference, which will take place this Friday, January 16. (UPDATE: The cases have now been re-listed.) Our next chance to (possibly) hear from the Court that it's taken one or more cases is later that day.

The justices can put off deciding to take up a case until as late as the end of this month and still be able to hear arguments and issue a decision by the end of June.

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