Monday, January 6, 2014

Via Twitter: Why Sotomayor Likely to Refer Utah's Stay Request to Full Supreme Court

UPDATED-See end of post

The importance of the same-sex marriage issue also makes it likely that Justice Sotomayor will refer Utah's stay request to the full Court.

Update from Adam Charnes, who clerked for Justice Kennedy:

This tradition is one more reason Justice Sotomayor will likely refer the request to the full Court. Why add paperwork when the request will probably end up with the full Court anyway?

Second Update: Justice Sotomayor referred the matter to the full Court, which granted the stay (here).

Third Update: