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  •  Courts move very, very slowly... (3+ / 0-)
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    There probably won't be a decision before early 2014 at the earliest.  From there it'll be a bit longer to the Supreme Court, especially if there is a motion for en banc review.  It'll be 2015, at the earliest, that a ruling comes along and most likely later than that.  As much as we might wish otherwise, the wheels of justice grind very slowly.

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    by Mets102 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 07:07:22 PM PDT

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    •  It's been less than three years since Judge (5+ / 0-)

      Walker's decision.

      And the Prop 8 case endured a nine month detour through the California Supreme Court.

      We've already had the (opposite) equivalent of Walker's decision in the Nevada case.

      •  If the case is heard by the end of the year... (1+ / 0-)
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        I'd be surprised.  Ruling will come down even later.  Everything would have to time just right for a 2015 decision.  I think a 2016 decision is more likely.

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        by Mets102 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 07:27:07 PM PDT

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        •  Your timing just isn't supported... (0+ / 0-)

          ...by very recent history.

          The Ninth Circuit issued its decision in Perry 18 months after Judge Walker issued his initial decision, and that includes the aforementioned referral to the CA Supremes (which isn't an issue in Sevcik v. Sandoval). So, that's 9 months. Within a month, the Ninth will schedule Sandoval and we'll have a decision within the year. It will be appealed to the USSC, and they'll consider taking it either late in the '13-'14 session (ie, by the end of June of next year) or right off the bat when the '14-'15 term begins.

          No "everything will have to break just right" at all - to the contrary, everything points to the high court being forced to either rule again, this time on the merits, or let a sweeping decision by the Ninth stand ... in June of 2015.

          The issue of timing isn't some nebulous judgment call, it's just a matter of the well-established pace of the courts, and Sandoval is already at the Ninth's doorstep.

      •  but that case was filed some time before (0+ / 0-)

        it took more than a year to get through trial as I recall.

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        by Mindful Nature on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 09:32:25 PM PDT

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