TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 27, 2015

When it is Tennessee’s turn to present its same-sex marriage case to the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Solicitor General Joseph Whalen will take the floor, though it normally would be Solicitor General Andree Blumstein. According to a spokesperson, Blumstein has not had any involvement with the case because before she joined the office she was a partner at Sherrard & Roe. Another partner there, Bill Harbison, argued on behalf of gay couples before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Blumstein would have had to argue against the couples and against her former colleague, which would have created a conflict of interest, the Tennessean reports.