Equality on Trial reports:
The court noted that Smith’s appeal and the cross-appeal will be considered together and that “the [Oklahoma and Utah] appeals will brief separately and be set for oral argument separately.” This means that the court declined to place the Oklahoma and Utah cases on a parallel briefing and argument track, as Smith originally requested. Amicus briefs can be filed jointly, one brief for both cases. Briefing in the Oklahoma case will be completed in early April.
I would guess that means we’ll get both rulings pretty close together. Anyone else have a sense of whether this is good or bad?