A decision is expected by late June in cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
Legislators set salaries for Supreme Court justices, who make $164,610. Appeal and trial judges’ pay is based on a percentage of justices’ salaries. They earn between around $138,000 and $151,000.
Both sides have made their case to the Supreme Court on gay marriage and now it’s up to the justices.
Justice Anthony Kennedy asked skeptical questions of both sides as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay couples to marry.
Crowds gathered outside the State Capitol in Lansing on Monday as demonstrators showed support at a candlelight vigil for the approval of same-sex marriage in the state, as could be decided on by the Supreme Court.
About 300 marriages took place in four Michigan counties where clerks chose to open their doors to accommodate couples.
Exciting, thrilled and overwhelming are the words used by April Deboer and Jayne Rowse as they described how they feel, knowing the country’s highest court will decide the gay marriage issue that they helped propel.
A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.
Under English common law, a new age is recognized on the day before a birthday, but the state Supreme Court says that won’t be followed.
In an appeal filed Monday on behalf of Detroit-area nurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the justices are being asked to overturn a lower court ruling that upheld laws opposing same-sex marriage in Michigan, and three other states.