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Monday, August 25, 2014

Ind. Courts - Some stories about the 7th Circuit oral argument tomorrow on Indiana same sex marriage

From August 22nd, this story by Jill Disis of the Indianapolis Star, headed "8 things to know about Indiana's same-sex marriage appeals case." A sample:

8. Only three judges from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case — but which three are still unclear.

The three-judge panel hearing the Indiana and Wisconsin cases will likely be revealed Tuesday morning. The full appellate court features a mix of judges appointed by presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

"Same-sex marriage case: Opposing sides weigh in," a story by Jill Disis and Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star looking at some of the many amicus briefs filing in tomorrow's case. A sample:
The amici curiae, or "friends of the court" briefs, reflect the interests of a diverse group of impassioned spectators who are eager to share information the judges otherwise might not consider. Among those who filed briefs: individuals and corporations, theologians and scholars, Christians and atheists, as well as activists, psychologists and law enforcement.

The Indianapolis Star's review of case files shows at least 18 briefs side with the plaintiffs, who say the Indiana law should be struck down. Those petitions run 787 pages. On the other side, 14 briefs align with the state, arguing that Indiana's law is constitutional and should be upheld. Those petitions span 636 pages.

The story continues with quotes from a number of the amicus briefs.

Rick Callahan of the AP has a story headed "Health-Care Fears Loom Large in Gay Marriage Cases."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 25, 2014 08:56 AM
Posted to Ind Fed D.Ct. Decisions