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Wis. files new request seeking full court review of same-sex marriage ruling

Appeals court cancels arguments, says it will re-schedule
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin attorneys have asked the entire 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear their arguments on upholding the state’s gay marriage ban.

WisconsinFederal judges have struck down bans in both Wisconsin and Indiana. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals consolidated both states’ appeals last week.

Ten judges sit on the 7th Circuit but three-judge panels typically decide cases. Indiana attorneys have asked all 10 to hear the case. Wisconsin tried to join Indiana’s request Monday but the court told state attorneys to file a separate motion.

They filed the brief Wednesday afternoon, saying all 10 judges should weigh in because gay marriage is an issue of national importance.

Meanwhile on Wednesday the court canceled oral arguments previously scheduled for Aug. 13. The court plans to set a new date later.

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