Though 85 thousand people logged onto the SCOTUS blog to see live announcements from the Supreme Court this morning, there was no word on either DOMA or Prop 8.
Decisions on affirmative action and other nationally relevant cases were released, but the 30-minute decision release session still had no words on the monumental LGBT cases.
The highest court in the land did add another day, Tuesday of this week, as a day to release decisions. Claire Gastañaga of the Virginia ACLU said these last-minute additions aren’t uncommon when there is so much press surrounding the docket and given the argument time line, DOMA and Prop 8 are still further down the line chronologically. “(you) Can’t read anything into anything,” said Gastañaga. “The two LGBT cases were argued later in the term than the decisions announced to date.”
The 2013 SCOTUS term ends at the end of June, so if a decision on either LGBT case is going to happen, it should be released by Thursday of this week.