This morning the Court issued additional orders from the Justices’ September 29 Conference, including orders in which it denied review of all seven petitions arising out of challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. Writing for this blog, Amy Howe discusses the denied petitions, and Lyle Denniston reviews the consequences of those denials in the different states. Suzanne Goldberg weighed in on the significance of the denials as part of our symposium.

Other early coverage of the orders in the same-sex marriage cases comes from Pete Williams and Daniel Arkin at NBC News, Ariane de Vogue of ABC News, Mark Sherman at the Associated Press, Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed, Ashley Fantz and Bill Mears at CNN (also with an op-ed by Jeffrey Toobin), Dennis Romboy of Deseret News, Brian Dickerson of Detroit Free Press, Shannon Bream at Fox News, Benjamin Goad of The Hill, Allissa Wickham of Law360, David Savage of the Los Angeles Times, Kaveh Waddell at National Journal, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Bill Chappell at NPR, Josh Gerstein at Politico, Lawrence Hurley at Reuters, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, Lisa Keen of the Keen News Service, and Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News.

Early commentary on today’s denials comes from Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal, Garrett Epps of The Atlantic, Ilya Shapiro at Cato at Liberty, the National Constitution Center staff at the Constitution Daily, Ruthann Robson at the Constitutional Law Prof Blog, Ryan Anderson at The Daily Signal, Nate Silver and Allison McCann at FiveThirtyEight, Alison Sacriponte at Jurist, George Zornick at The Nation, Amy Davidson at The New Yorker, Mark Joseph Stern at Slate (also here), Sahil Kapur at Talking Points Memo, Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress, Jonathan H. Adler of The Volokh Conspiracy, German Lopez of Vox, Steve Klepper at the Maryland Appellate Blog, Ed Mannino at his eponymous blog, Rick Hasen at his Election Law Blog, and Noah Feldman for Bloomberg View.

Other coverage of today’s orders focused on a communications glitch at the Court that left reporters without thirty pages of today’s order list. The Associated Press covered the issue, as did Marcia Coyle at The National Law Journal, with commentary coming from Rick Hasen at his Election Law Blog.

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Recommended Citation: Andrew Hamm, Afternoon round-up: Today’s orders in the same-sex marriage cases, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 6, 2014, 5:09 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2014/10/afternoon-round-up-todays-orders-in-the-same-sex-marriage-cases/