Friday, May 12, 2017

4th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments On North Carolina's Magistrate Recusal Law

The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday heard oral argument (audio of full arguments) in Ansley v. Warren (Docket No. 16-2082). In the case, a North Carolina federal district court dismissed for lack of standing an Establishment Clause challenge to North Carolina's S.B. 2 that allows magistrates who have religious objections to performing same-sex marriages to recuse themselves from performing any marriages. (See prior posting.)  AP reports on the oral arguments.