Appeals Court Reschedules Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage Case Arguments For Late August

Arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in both states are now scheduled for Aug. 26.

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WASHINGTON — After earlier scheduling and then canceling appellate arguments on the constitutionality of the same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rescheduled the arguments for Aug. 26.

The appeals court also denied the requests made by both states’ officials for the court to hear the cases en banc — or, by the whole court — initially, as opposed to by a three-judge panel of the judges from the court, as is the ordinary practice.

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Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. Geidner covers the Supreme Court and also reports extensively on LGBT legal issues around the country. Geidner won the 2014 National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.
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