VIRGINIA: Marriage Ruling Imminent

So says the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Almost two months after an appeals court in Richmond heard arguments in a federal case aimed at overturning Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban, a ruling is imminent, legal experts say. But the fact that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has not yet weighed in may indicate opposing views on the three-judge panel and that the judges are likely reviewing recent decisions by other courts in marriage cases across the country. “The judges are probably writing multiple opinions based on the questioning at argument which suggested that they might not agree on the appropriate resolution,” said Carl Tobias, a constitutional law professor at the University of Richmond School of Law.

According to the above-linked article, the Fourth Circuit is the fastest of the federal appeal courts with an average time of 2.2 months from arguments to the issuing of a ruling.