In New Orleans, the 5th Circuit federal appellate court will hear oral arguments in the marriage equality cases from Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi today.
Oral arguments in each of those hearings will last for 30 minutes, and the Court will hear from DOMA lawyer Robbie Kaplan in the Mississippi case.
The three judge panel consists of James E. Graves Jr., Patrick E. Higginbotham (pictured) and Jerry E. Smith – who will be hearing the cases today.
Additionally, the US Supreme Court will be considering, in private chambers, whether to take up one, all or none of the same-sex marriage cases that we lost in the 6th Circuit Court.
Big day today, so stay tuned for updates.