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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - 10Th Circuit Court
A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments early next month on the challenge to Nevada's gay marriage ban, just days before another circuit considers other same-sex marriage prohibitions in Utah and Oklahoma.
The surprise legalization of same-sex marriage in Utah in December catapulted the state to the center of a national debate and dominated the local political landscape.
Utah state officials are asking a federal appeals court for more time to prepare arguments in defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban - in part to be able bring their newly-chosen team of private attorneys up to speed.
Gay marriage is on hold in Utah, stemming a tide of same-sex unions in the overwhelmingly Mormon state, at least until a federal appellate court decides whether to strike down for good a voter-passed constitutional marriage amendment.
Hobby Lobby, the national craft store chain that sued the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, agrees with the government on one issue: The U.S. Supreme Court should look at its case.
As if Congress didn't have enough on its plate this hectic lame duck session — the "fiscal cliff," Benghazi probes and the farm bill to name a few — the Senate is facing an escalating backlog of pending federal judicial nominations that the legal community says is hurting the justice system.
Senate Republican leaders on Monday delivered a major blow to President Obama's ability to fill high-level federal judicial openings, making good on a threat to block votes on circuit court nominations until next year.