Paul Clement, the lawyer for the Republican House majority insisted yesterday that Congress acted rationally when it defined marriage exclusively as between one man and one woman. But Roberta Kaplan of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison countered that there can be no rational basis for the act's discrimination against her client, Edie Windsor, who was forced to pay taxes on the estate of her spouse, Thea Spyer.
Second Circuit Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of DOMA
New York Law Journal
September 28, 2012
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