Nevada's marriage case Sevcik v. Sandoval will be "calendared as soon as possible" in an order issued today by the clerk of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. The appeal has suffered 15 months of procedural wrangling, but now it looks like oral arguments will be scheduled after all.
Expedited consideration was also granted to two cases by the 10th Circuit, one appeal is from Utah and the other from Oklahoma, potentially placing all three on the same track.
The order also strikes the state's brief, which Attorney General Masto had requested to withdraw. A recent case decided by the 9th Circuit now requires heightened scrutiny, and the state agrees, leaving two clerks represented by Coalition to Protect Marriage.
The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is enormous. As California is in the same circuit, the Prop 8 case Perry v. Brown went through this court, so Sevcik is sort of a do over. We'll get it right this time!