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Stanford Law’s Jeff Fisher Joins Okla. Same-Sex Marriage Team

Publication Date: 
August 26, 2014
Source: 
The National Law Journal
Author: 
Tony Mauro

The National Law Journal reports on Professor Jeffrey Fisher's decision to join the legal team of two women who are challenging an Oklahoma law banning same-sex marriage in a case bound for the Supreme Court. 

 

Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher is the latest veteran U.S. Supreme Court advocate to become involved in the same-sex marriage issue as it reaches the doorstep of the high court.

The Tulsa World reported today that Fisher, codirector of Stanford’s Supreme Court clinic, is joining the legal team behind Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin, plaintiffs in the case challenging Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage.

 

Their challenge has been successful so far, with wins at the district court level and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The Oklahoma case is one of several the justices might take up in the coming term to resolve the constitutional issue surrounding bans on same-sex marriage.