Just a day after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals denied her motion for a stay of the preliminary injunction pending appeal, Kim Davis has reached out to the Supreme Court to issue the stay.
"Rowan County Clerk Kimberly Davis asked Justice Elena Kagan, responsible for hearing such requests from cases out of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, to issue a stay during her appeal of the trial court’s decision against Davis’s claim.
At the least, Davis requests, she is seeking a temporary stay from Kagan while the request is considered. If Kagan is “disinclined” from granting Davis’s request, Davis asks for the matter to be referred to the full Supreme Court.
Earlier this month, the trial court in the case ordered that Davis stop her “no marriage licenses” policy, put in place because she objects to her name appearing on the marriage licenses of same-sex couples, as to the plaintiffs who sued her. The judge, U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning, put that ruling on hold until, at the latest, Monday."
These are the desperate filings of a woman fighting a losing battle. Even her lawyers seem to be grasping at straws, stating in the emergency application to Justice Kagan that "the [Same-Sex Marriage] Mandate demands that she either fall in line (her conscience be damned) or leave office (her livelihood and job for three-decades in the clerk’s office be damned).” Choosing between her conscience and her job? It seems like an easy choice: when your conscience no longer allows you to do your job, you find another job. This hardly seems like something to make a (literal) federal case over.