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Arthur Hellman Quoted in Wall Street Journal on Same-Sex Marriage Decision

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July 8, 2014

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal appellate court to hold that the Federal Constitution requires states to recognize same-sex marriages. What are the implications of this development for the likelihood that the United States Supreme Court will take up the issue? The Wall Street Journal put that question to Pitt Law Professor Arthur D. Hellman, an expert on the federal judiciary.

“On an issue this fundamental, I just don’t see the Court waiting around for the other circuits,” Hellman said. “People expect the Supreme Court to settle issues like this [for the country] with a unified voice, and I’d imagine the Court will do that sooner rather than later.”

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