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Las Vegas Review-Journal: “The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has set oral arguments in Nevada’s same-sex marriage ban for April 9 in San Francisco.”
SCOTUSblog adds: “Lawyers who are involved in the Tenth Circuit’s case in support of Utah’s ban, which is set for argument on April 10, had asked the Ninth Circuit not to set the Nevada case for hearing close to that date. The Nevada case is Sevcik v. Sandoval (docket 12-17668).”
Karoun Demirjian at the Las Vegas Sun: “The decades-long dispute over gay marriage is spinning close to a conclusion, as court cases question the constitutionality of banning same-sex unions, laying the groundwork for an increasingly inevitable reckoning in the Supreme Court.”
Lambda Legal PR:Today Lambda Legal filed its opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging the amendment to Nevada’s constitution and other state laws banning marriage for same-sex couples.
Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog: Impact of voting, marriage rulings spreads
Dale Carpenter at the Volokh Conspiracy: Opponents of same-sex marriage are trying to get the Court to review their recent win against SSM in the district court in Nevada, skipping any consideration of the case in the Ninth Circuit. In their petition for certiorari before judgment, they argue . . .
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Jim Campbell regarding a federal court’s decision in Sevcik v. Sandoval to uphold the state of Nevada’s ability to maintain laws and institute constitutional amendments that protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman . . .