For folks who have been following the drama in Kentucky, Kim Davis, the clerk who refused to issue a marriage license to a same sex couple, has been sent to jail! The judge in sentencing her, said that fining her would not be sufficient punishment and deterrence in the future. She had claimed to be operating under “God’s authority.” The issue of religious liberty is a red herring — an elected official must uphold the law of the land. In somewhat related news, Nebraska, a state that had banned same sex marriage, is, post- Obergefell, seeking a ruling to avoid paying substantial legal fees. Several cases against the State of Nebraska that preceded marriage equality becoming the law of the land, will not be declared moot and therefore the Plaintiffs will be considered the “prevailing party” thus entitled to legal fees. The State of Nebraska is appealing the Eighth Circuit 3 judge panel decision, to en banc review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.