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No news on Prop 8, DOMA cases today at the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – For the fourth consecutive week, the U.S. Supreme Court did not take any action regarding California’s Proposition 8 or a handful of Defense of Marriage (DOMA) cases that are under consideration.

Today, the nation’s high court concluded its October sitting without addressing Prop 8 or DOMA. The court will conference next on Friday, Oct. 26 and make announcements regarding that meeting when the November sitting begins on Monday, Oct. 29.

Most legal observers predict that the Supreme Court will wait until after the Nov. 6 to make a decision about Prop 8 and DOMA. The key date may be Monday, Nov. 19.

Proposition 8 was ruled unconstitutional by the federal district court in San Francisco on Aug. 4, 2010 and upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 7, 2012.

Ken Williams is Editor in Chief of SDGLN. He can be reached at ken@sdgln.com, @KenSanDiego on Twitter, or by calling toll-free to (877) 727-5446, ext. 713.