The Supreme Court, after taking most of the day to prepare new orders, took no action Friday on the ten same-sex marriage cases now on the docket.
It did agree to rule on whether taking a human gene out of the body is a process that can be patented. It also agreed to rule on legal protection for makers of generic drugs.
The next opportunity for the Court to issue orders will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
Nothing has ruled out the possibility that some actions on same-sex marriage could be announced at that time, although there is no indication that that will occur.
It may be that the Court needs more time to decide what it wants to do next on any of the cases.
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