A team of lawyers from Paul Weiss led by Robbie Kaplan (who won Windsor) is in charge of the Mississippi case, Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant. I’m assisting on that one. Our brief is available here.
The Texas case, DeLeon v. Perry, is headed up by the very formidable Neel Lane of Akin Gump. Lambda Legal is handling the Louisiana case, Robicheaux v. Caldwell.
The Fifth Circuit has announced special rules for those who want to attend the oral argument in New Orleans, including a procedure under which audience members will be shuffled out at the conclusion of each case so that new people can be brought in. The court has allotted a total of three hours for the argument, starting at 9 a.m. (Central). An audio recording will be available on the Fifth Circuit’s website one hour after conclusion of all of the arguments.
Coincidentally, also on Friday the Supreme Court will consider cert petitions regarding same-sex marriage. An announcement about those petitions could come as early as Monday.