A bill is currently pending in the Maryland House of Delegates which would empower judges on the U.S. Tax Court to perform weddings. See the article on the Daily Record blog. To me, this begs the question: who would want to be married at the Tax Court? When I'm at the courthouse, I often see couples (sometimes with full bridal parties and a throng of relatives) waiting for the ceremony. Is there a shortage of judges and clerks who can perform marriages?