Is this dumb luck for NOM?
I told y'all about their last attempt to stop marriage in Oregon, hoping U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to issue a stay on the decision.
Well, now he wants more information before ruling on NOM's request.
Kennedy asked for briefs to be filed by 1 p.m. Monday from the parties in the two lawsuits that led to U.S. District Judge Michael McShane's May 19 ruling that allowed gays and lesbians to marry in Oregon.Let's just hope he leaves things alone.
Kennedy, who hears emergency appeals from the region that includes Oregon, could issue a ruling on NOM's motion on its own or pass the issue on to the full court.
At a minimum, Kennedy's action means that he wants more information on the case before he makes a decision. But it's hard to know whether NOM has a strong shot for its argument that the Supreme Court should get involved in the Oregon case because of its unusual nature.