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Monday, July 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - Does this mean the 7th Circuit is not accepting AG Zoeller's petition to skip the 3-judge panel in Baskin?

It sure does to the ILB.

Friday the State of Indiana, via the AG, filed a motion seeking to skip the three-judge panel and instead hold the initial hearing before the 7th Circuit en banc. Wisconsin on Monday moved to consolidate the cases and agreed re going directly to en banc.

Today the 7th Circuit set oral agument in Baskin, et al and it looks to me like it isn't buying the en banc move. Here is the notice of oral argument issued this afternoon by the 7th Circuit. The notice speaks throughout of "the panel" and the "panel of three judges."

Chris Geidner today in BuzzFeed does not mention the 3-judge panel issue, but does report on the upcoming oral arguments in four circuits: Indiana/Wisconsin before the 7th Circuit on Aug. 13th; Kentucky/Michigan/Ohio/Tennessee before the 6th Circuit on Aug. 6th; the 10th Circuit (Utah) has already ruled; the 4th Circuit (Virginia) has heard argument but not yet ruled. In addition:

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is slated to hear appeals of challenges from Hawaii, Idaho, and Nevada in September. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals also has a challenge to Texas’s marriage ban pending, but no arguments are scheduled.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 14, 2014 06:11 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions