Talk about an elephant in the room.
This week, along with handling the California same-sex marriage stay appeal, the Ninth Circuit is holding its Judicial Conference in Maui. Speaking on Thursday . . . Justice Anthony Kennedy, widely recognized as the swing vote on a potential same-sex marriage case before the Supreme Court.
To make matters even more interesting, the stay on same-sex marriage will expire this Wednesday at 5pm. Presumably, the Ninth Circuit will rule by then, followed, under at least one scenario, by a stay appeal to the Supreme Court. Addressed to the justice assigned to the Ninth Circuit . . . Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Thursday speaker.
Thanks to The Atlantic for the tip on Kennedy's attendance.