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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today filed a notice of appeal with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, challenging the District Court’s underlying ruling that portions of Wisconsin’s marriage law and Article XIII, Section 13 of the state constitution violate the federal constitution.
“In light of the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision to expedite briefing in the Indiana case, we filed Wisconsin’s notice of appeal earlier than required by the rules. The goal of our timing is simple: to ensure that Wisconsin is placed on equal footing with Indiana, and that our Constitution and laws are given timely consideration by the appellate judges.”
Attorney General Van Hollen also filed today with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin the state defendants’ response in opposition to plaintiffs’ motion to immediately lift stay. Click here for State's Response in Opposition to Motion to Lift Stay Judge Barbara Crabb’s order, staying her June 6, 2014, ruling is available here.
On Friday, June 6, 2014, Judge Barbara Crabb for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin released her ruling in the matter of Wolf, et al. v. Walker, et al. Judge Crabb’s Opinion and Order is available here.