Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Equality on Trial reports that Sevcik v. Sandoval (No.12-17668), the marriage equality case from Nevada before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is again delayed for briefing:
Briefing in the challenge to Nevada’s same-sex marriage ban has been delayed further. The new request for delay came from the defendants, who haven’t yet filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit appeal. The Ninth Circuit granted the request on December 20, allowing the brief to be filed 30 days from the date that order was issued.
Lambda Legal, who filed the case and brought the appeal on behalf of same-sex couples, filed their opening brief back in October, but the state and the Coalition for the Protection for Marriage, supporters of the marriage amendment who intervened in its defense, have requested several delays since then. The most recent order would have had them filing a brief on December 18, though now they have until late January.
An optional reply brief is due within 14 days after service of the last-served answering brief. A date for oral argument is not addressed in the Court's order.