September 17, 2012
Jackson v. Abercrombie (HI Marriage case)
Both the plaintiffs Jackson, et al., and Hawaii’s Governor Neil Abercrombie have filed notices of appeal with the 9th Circuit. In a footnote, Gov. Abercrombie stresses the fact that he is an appellant and asks that the briefing schedule for the two appeals be consolidated. Per its usual procedure, the 9th Circuit set a briefing schedule at the time the appeals were docketed and, because they were both docketed on the same day, the briefing schedules coincide. However, we might see a formal motion to consolidate the two cases from one or more parties.