Tag Archives: SCOTUS

San Francisco Asks Appeals Court For Advance Notice Of New Weddings

As we oh-so-anxiously await tomorrow’s news from the Supreme Court, Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner notes that the city of San Francisco is asking for a 24-hour advance notice on the possible ruling that again allows same-sex weddings in California. The city asked for the notice in a letter from Chief Deputy City Attorney Therese M. Stewart to the Ninth Circuit …

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AFER Recaps Legal History Of Marriage

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SCOTUS Orders Lower Court To Reopen Liberty Counsel’s Obamacare Suit

Today the Supreme Court ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to take another look at Liberty University’s anti-Obamacare lawsuit. The Supreme Court responded to a request from Liberty University, one of the groups that sued over the health care law’s individual mandate in 2010. When the court ruled in June that the mandate was constitutional, it dismissed Liberty’s entire …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip description: The Supreme Court is just days away from deciding whether to take the Prop 8 case. Depending on how they rule, we could see marriages starting in California, Maine, Washington and Maryland all within the span of a few weeks. Plus with new survey data out this week, it’s now been two and a half years since our …

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Protect Marriage Needs Tons Of Money To Fight Supreme Court Prop 8 Case

Saying that they are confident that the Supreme Court will hear their appeal of the overturn of Proposition 8, today Protect Marriage head Andy Pugno sent out a plea for donations. Via email: For our team to perform at the highest level of excellence, we must be able to supply them with the resources needed to go up against the …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Pushes Back DOMA & Prop 8 Cases By Ten Days

An update from AFER: AFER just received word from the U.S. Supreme Court that it will discuss whether to hear AFER’s federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8 at its private Conference on Friday, November 30. The Court will also consider on that date whether it will hear one or more challenges to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). …

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Reuters: Gay Marriage Sweep Could Influence SCOTUS On DOMA/Prop8

Reuters speculates: Historically, the Supreme Court has provided a single national framework on social issues like same-sex marriage, said James Essex, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union. But it generally does so only after much of the country has reached a consensus, said Essex, who helped bring one of the challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act. In …

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Tony Perkins: If SCOTUS Legalizes Gay Marriage, We’ll Have A Revolution

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MAINE: Despite SCOTUS Loss, NOM Continues To Evade Donor Disclosure

Via press release from Mainers United: In a campaign finance report filed Thursday with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices, NOM reported raising and spending more than $250,000 to influence Question 1 on the November ballot. Question 1 would allow same-sex couples to receive a marriage license from the state while protecting religious freedom. In a practice …

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NOM Reacts To SCOTUS Loss

“While we are disappointed that the US Supreme Court did not grant review in our challenge to Maine’s application of campaign finance law in 2009, we will be reviewing the state’s requests in light of the ruling.  In their briefs before the US Supreme Court, the state appeared to have substantially narrowed the type of information they were requesting from …

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NOM Loses SCOTUS Appeal

We didn’t see any action on Prop 8, but in the meantime we can totally enjoy this: The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine’s campaign disclosure law requiring it to release its donor list. The high court on Monday turned aside an appeal from the National Organization …

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No SCOTUS Action On Prop 8

Prop 8 Trial Tracker’s Scottie Thomaston notes: Like last week, orders were expected this morning that could have addressed whether the Supreme Court will take up the constitutional challenges to Prop 8 and DOMA, as well as other gay rights cases. And like last week, no action was taken on these cases. The Court did not outright deny review, and …

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SF Plans “End Of Prop 8” Party

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More On Prop 8 From Lambda Legal

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Brian Brown: SCOTUS Will Hear Prop 8

“I’m confident — I’m very confident — that they [SCOTUS] will take the [Prop 8] case. I don’t think the court is going to find some hidden right to same-sex marriage deeply embedded in our Constitution. So, I think we’re going to win. The DOMA cases too, I think we’ll win. This needs to be resolved at the federal level.” …

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Ginsburg: SCOTUS Will Hear DOMA

Yesterday Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a group of Colorado students that DOMA will likely be considered by the Court in the next term. Ginsburg spoke at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She was asked a student-submitted question about the equal-protection clause and whether the nation’s high court would consider it applying to sexual orientation. Ginsburg said …

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Romney’s Supreme Court Time Machine

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Lambda Legal Recaps Prop 8

Lambda Legal president Jon Davidson has issued an explanation of what might happen when the Supreme Court decides whether or not to rule on Proposition 8. The Perry case is set for consideration at the justices’ conference on September 24, and the Court could announce as early as September 25 whether it is hearing the case. However, it is possible …

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Prop 8 To Be On SCOTUS Docket?

Scottie Thomaston reports an interesting development at Prop 8 Trial Tracker: The Supreme Court docket page for Hollingsworth v. Perry, the Prop 8 case, has a new notice that the case has been “DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.” The September 24 conference is the first time this term that the Justices will meet privately and look at petitions …

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