March 31, 2014
The Tenth Circuit has announced the three-judge panel that will hear oral arguments in Kitchen v. Herbert, the challenge to Utah’s same-sex marriage ban. The three judges will be Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr., an appointee of President George H. W. Bush, along with Judge Carlos F. Lucero, appointed by President Bill Clinton, and Judge Jerome A. Holmes, appointed by President George W. Bush.
The Tenth Circuit has previously said that the Utah case and the Oklahoma case, Bishop v. Smith, will be heard by the same panel, though the judge’s names aren’t listed on the case page for the Oklahoma case as of this writing.
Thanks to Kathleen Perrin for this filing