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9th Circuit wants state response on Monday to emergency motion to dissolve stay

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has just issued an order calling for the state of Idaho to respond by noon on Monday to the same-sex marriage plaintiffs’ emergency motion to dissolve the stay, and clear the way for gay marriage in Idaho. That’s noon Pacific time; then, the plaintiffs, if they choose to, may file a reply by 5 p.m. Pacific. That still could leave time for the court to rule late Monday and allow Idaho counties to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples when they open on Tuesday morning after the three-day Columbus Day holiday weekend, or perhaps to rule on Tuesday morning.

You can read the court’s brief order here.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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