In Sixth Circuit Same-Sex Marriage Cases, a Republican Appointee Could Be Deciding Vote

, The National Law Journal


U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Sutton—a George W. Bush appointee who heard arguments Wednesday in a string of cases challenging state same-sex marriage bans—is no stranger to closely watched, divisive issues that are on a fast track to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Continue to Lexis Advance®

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at

What's being said

  • JDD

    Interestingly, none of your prior stories about same sex marriage decisions specified the political affiliation of the judge making the decision. Why this one? GOT BIAS?

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202666120950

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.