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Though the Tenth Circuit (in cases involving Utah and Oklahoma) and Fourth Circuit (in a case involving Virginia) have already issued opinions striking down state gay marriage bans, this is the first set of cases out of the Sixth Circuit. And since all of the cases have been consolidated into one set of mega-arguments, the issue could be settled virtually overnight.
We also have the skinny on the panel, which includes two Republican appointees and one Democratic appointee, as well as information for those who wish to attend the oral arguments in person.
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Five Cases, Four States...
Here are the five cases that will be a part of the mega-arguments:
And the three judges who will hear oral arguments will be:
The Courier-Journal has a full run-down of the three judges' backgrounds, including these interesting notes:
Two Overflow Courtrooms, One Hour Past Noon...
The Sixth Circuit announced earlier this month [PDF] that two overflow courtrooms will be available with live audio streaming of the arguments, with seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Though electronic devices are allowed in the courthouse, all devices must be turned off during oral arguments. No photography or video or audio recording is allowed.
Arguments are scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 6. The court, located at 100 E. Fifth Street in Cincinnati, will begin letting spectators in at noon; valid photo identification is required for admittance.
Of course if you can't be there in person, you'll want to bookmark FindLaw's U.S. Sixth Circuit Blog so you don't miss our coverage of next week's historic gay marriage arguments.