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Professor Arthur Hellman Quoted in Wall Street Journal on Supreme Court and Same-sex Marriage

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January 21, 2014

Will the United States Supreme Court soon decide whether states are required by the Constitution to recognize same-sex marriages? That may depend on how two pending cases are decided by the little-known Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Pitt Law Professor Arthur D. Hellman told the Wall Street Journal. “The 10th Circuit’s ruling would … likely affect whether the high court takes up the matter later this year, according to experts. ‘The Supreme Court generally doesn't like to get involved in political or social issues until it absolutely has to,’ said Arthur Hellman, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh and an expert on the federal judiciary.” The Journal story, about a “sleepy court” that “is about to get its turn in the limelight,” was published on Jan. 17, 2013.

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