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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

“Supreme Court Advocate Sees Urgency in Marriage Fight”: Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal has a Supreme Court Brief that begins, “The gay couples who successfully challenged Utah’s ban on same-sex marriages have tapped Hogan Lovell’s Neal Katyal to make their arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court, now that the state has asked the justices to hear its appeal.”

Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge Mark Fuller’s cases reassigned after arrest”: Brian Lyman of The Montgomery Advertiser has a news update that begins, “The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has reassigned cases pending before U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller, following the judge’s arrest in Georgia Sunday on charges of misdemeanor battery.”

The Associated Press has a report headlined “No new cases for arrested Alabama federal judge.” According to The AP’s report, “Kelli Fuller told police that her husband became violent after she accused him of having an affair with a law clerk in his Montgomery office. She said he pulled her hair, threw her to the ground and dragged her, kicked her and struck her several times in the face.” The article then provides Judge Fuller’s version of events.

Earlier, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that “Domestic violence arrest unlikely to remove federal judge from bench.”

And yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an “Announcement Regarding Status of District Judge Mark E. Fuller“.

Posted at 8:32 PM by Howard Bashman