U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby had been on the bench just six months when he was assigned Kitchen v. Herbert in March.
Since Shelby's decision in the case Friday, which made same-sex marriage legal in Utah, legal observers and regular folks alike want to know more about him.
Shelby, 43, was born in Fort Atkinson, Wis. He graduated from Utah State University in 1994 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998. He is married to his college sweetheart and has two children.