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Supreme Court stays Fourth Circuit's mandate in No. 14-1167, Bostic v. Schaefer

Aug 20, 2014

By opinion issued July 28, 2014, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the Eastern District of Virginia's decision finding that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.  The Fourth Circuit's decision takes effect upon issuance of the court's mandate.  The Supreme Court today stayed the Fourth Circuit's mandate pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for writ of certiorari.

Links: Fourth Circuit Opinion -- No. 14-1167, Bostic v. Schaefer
          Supreme Court stay order