Second Circuit Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of DOMA

, New York Law Journal


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.

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  • RobGinChicago

    Congress finds the money to pay their favorite legal Ninja to tilt at windmills defending a law that the DOJ has determined is indefensible, but they can't muster the will to pass a 1.9% COLA for disabled Veterans (blocked by a "mystery" Senate Republican.) They should be ashamed of themselves.

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