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UPDATE 6:47 a.m.: The U.S. Supreme Court did not address California's Proposition 8 on Monday, meaning it will now be Friday – at the earliest – that the high court may take up the appeal on the court case challenging the ban on same-sex marriage in the state.
From the Scotus Blog:
The 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. It now appears that those cases will be rescheduled for the Conference this Friday morning. An announcement could come after that session or on the following Monday.
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PREVIOUSLY: As early as Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court may take up California's Proposition 8, an attempt to ban same-sex marriage. Prop. 8 has been struck down by lower courts.
Attorney Ted Boutrous is part of the legal team challenging Prop 8. He said the case may be settled as early as Monday.
"We've got the strongest possible record you could ever have with this case, going to the Supreme Court. That's why we feel so good about it if the Court takes the case," Boutrous said. "But at the same time, a denial that would leave the 9th circuit's decision standing, striking down Proposition 8 would be a major win for all Americans and our clients."
The High Court is also considering whether to hear several cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act. That law prevents the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages that took place in states where they're legal.
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