Wednesday, February 6, 2008

March 4 oral argument in California Marriage Cases

The Supreme Court of California has scheduled oral argument in In Re Marriage Cases for March 4. By the court's rules, it will render a decision as to the constitutionality of the state's ban on marriage for same-sex couples within 90 days. By my count, that means a decisions by, at the latest, June 2. It just so happens that the final presidential primaries are on June 3 (South Dakota for both parties and the New Mexico and Nebraska Republican primaries, for those taking notes). Either by accident or by design, the court's decision in this closely-watched case may just miss having an impact on the presidential nominating fights.

UPDATE: At Feminist Law Profs Blog, Prof. Anthony Infanti discusses the supplemental briefs sought by the supreme court, and what they might portend.

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