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

Posted By Sharon McCloskey On August 15, 2014 @ 2:18 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Bostic stay [1]

Attorneys for the Virginia county clerk who has been defending the state’s same-sex marriage ban asked [2] 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 [3], 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 [4] this past Wednesday to enter a stay of its own decision.


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[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Bostic-stay1.jpg

[2] asked: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Virginia-same-sex-stay-application-8-14-14.pdf

[3] SCOTUSBLOG: http://sblog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/4th-CA-letter-re-Bostic-timing.pdf

[4] refusal: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/08/13/fourth-circuit-denies-request-for-stay-in-same-sex-marriage-case/

[5] More drama as the voting rights case escalates : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/10/03/more-drama-as-the-voting-rights-case-escalates/

[6] North Carolina moves to the U.S. Supreme Court after Fourth Circuit refuses to stay ruling on voting law : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/10/02/fourth-circuit-refuses-to-stay-ruling-on-voting-law/

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