NJ High Court Grants Direct Cert. In Marriage Equality Case

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Friday agreed to fast-track the Gov. Chris Christie administration appeal of an order to legalize same-sex marriage within weeks, granting the administration’s request for a final judicial opinion without the delay of an appellate review.

The New Jersey high court filed an order Friday granting the Christie administration’s motions for relaxation of court rules and direct certification, which had the consent of the plaintiffs in Garden State Equality v. Dow, a suit challenging the state’s civil union law. Superior...
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