USA, Pennsylvania: Judge Won’t Set Trial Date Yet in Marriage Equality Case

Written by scott on October 10th, 2013

Pennsylvania mapA Federal judge in Pennsylvania is not yet ready to set a trial date for a marriage equality case there.

Edge Boston reports:

At a scheduling meeting with nearly a dozen attorneys, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III said he wants to consider and rule on pre-trial motions, particularly one that claims the federal courts lack jurisdiction over state marriage laws, before the case goes further. “If we’re right … the case is over,” said William Lamb, a former state Supreme Court justice who represents Gov. Tom Corbett and state Health Secretary Michael Wolf in the case. He was referring to a four-decades-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling that is the basis for Lamb’s motion to dismiss Corbett and Wolf as defendants.

Anti-gay forces are trying the “get the case kicked out of court” trick in Illinois, too.

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