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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The march toward marriage equality quickens

Posted By on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 9:42 AM

The state of Arkansas told the Arkansas Supreme Court today it doesn't object to a request by plaintiffs to expedite the state's appeal of Judge Chris Piazza's ruling striking down the ban on same-sex marriage.

The attorney general's office said the case was argued extensively before Piazza and all parties have adopted the state's abstract of those eight hours of arguments. The questions of law were briefed and so the state said oral arguments are unnecessary, as the plaintiffs and Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane have requested. If not for scheduling oral arguments, the case would be "ripe for a decision" after Wednesday's deadline for any reply briefs.

However, the Supreme Court has already agreed to oral arguments requested by plaintiffs. With agreement on speeding the case, the court might set oral arguments when it hands down decisions this week. As a general rule, the court usually rules on a case within a couple of weeks after oral arguments.

Things are coming to a head. Federal Judge Kristine Baker yesterday scheduled a hearing Nov. 20 on a similar challenge of the Arkansas ban.




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