Uncategorized

Request for stay of 4th Circuit same-sex marriage decision now at the Supreme Court

Bostic stay

Attorneys for the Virginia county clerk who has been defending the state’s same-sex marriage ban asked the U.S. Supreme Court last night to stay implementation of the Fourth Circuit’s decision, in Bostic v. Schaefer, striking down that ban as unconstitutional.

Per SCOTUSBLOG, that decision will go into effect at 9 a.m. next Thursday absent intervention by the high court.

The request was directed to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., who handles Fourth Circuit emergency filings. Roberts can act on his own or consult his colleagues.

The Chief Justice has asked for a response to the request by Monday at 5 p.m.

The clerk’s request was prompted by the Fourth Circuit’s refusal this past Wednesday to enter a stay of its own decision.

 

Check Also

State Supreme Court rules retroactive application of teacher tenure repeal is unconstitutional

The state Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

When Cherise Fanno Burdeen talks about the U.S. justice system, she’s speaking from more than 20 yea [...]

“I could choose to do anything else with $50.” But Anca Stefan, a high school English teacher in a D [...]

The Cape Fear River is damaged, contaminated by decades of human malfeasance, negligence and ignoran [...]

Legislative Services Officer Paul Coble appears to be violating the state public records law and is [...]

It’s been almost three years since state legislative leaders hired longtime conservative politician [...]

The post Snail mail appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

America is often touted as a nation of laws, and not of men. But it seems that today some lawmakers [...]

65 - number of days since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flo [...]

Now hiring

NC Policy Watch is now hiring a Managing Editor – click here for more info.