Justices to Hear Woman's DOMA Challenge

, The National Law Journal


The justices will review a decision by the Second Circuit holding unconstitutional a section of the Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage, for federal government purposes, as exclusively a union between one man and one woman.

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  • Avon

    It would have been good to publish the actual title of the Windsor case.
    BLAG may have "stepped into the defense vacuum," but that's not the same thing as actually saying that they are the appellant who sought certiorari. If some Tea Party politician is the lead party of record against Windsor, I'd like to know who!
    And, ideally, if BLAG is the lead party of record, I'd like to see the Democrats in BLAG petition to re-name the appellant "Single-party Legal Advisory Group" (instead of "Bipartisan"), so that it could be "SLAG v. Windsor." Has a nice ring to it.

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