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U.S. Supreme Court: No action Monday on Proposition 8, DOMA cases

Monday, December 3, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday released added orders from its Friday Conference, but the list did not include any on the ten cases dealing with the same-sex marriage issue.

The court’s nine justices met in private on Friday to consider whether to review challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples, and to California’s Proposition 8, a 2008 voter approved ban on same-sex marriage.

It now appears that those cases will be rescheduled for the Conference this Friday morning, reported SCOTUS Blog. An announcement could come after that session or on the following Monday.

Adam Umhoefer, Executive Director for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), notes that “it is important to remember that that the Supreme Court often takes more than one Conference to consider whether to grant review in certain cases.”

AFER is the sole sponsor of the federal constitutional challenge to Prop. 8.

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13 more reader comments:

  1. doing nthing as alwyas… all talk and no action

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:52am
  2. Figures as much.

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:56am
  3. wish I could have supreme courts pay check and continue to not do shit like them.

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:58am
  4. I wonder if the stall is putting off the inevitable; they will have no choice but to hear and rule DOMA Unconstitutional.

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 8:00am
  5. this is pissing me off….

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 8:05am
  6. The conservative side of the supreme court is going to prolong it as long as they can because they don’t want to measures to pass and the and see the laws in place fail. The conservative side is only looking for their form of justice not the constitutional correctness. Just because they are on the Supreme Court don’t mean they aren’t bigots.

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 8:39am
  7. Fred, I feel the same. What I have seen so far is ruling on issues that would affect economy and money for individuals or businesses. The social justice issues are just sitting. I am afraid that we won’t see them move on this till after December 21st or whatever that is. If the world doesn’t end for some, then they will move…….I’m being a bit facitious.

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 9:11am
  8. this is some BULL SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 9:50am
  9. It’s some thriller ain’t it. I’m sure they’re taking their time discussing how they’re gonna go about it.

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:32pm
  10. Same old waste of tax dollars paid into so-called representatives of justice who cannot be bothered to execute the most basic acts of justice in a timely manner when their decisions are needed the most.

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:59pm
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    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:23pm
  12. <3

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:42pm
  13. Are they waiting to see what Monsanto & the Koch bros. want?

    Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 3:54pm