The week ahead: October 17, 2011

by on October 16, 2011  •  In DoMA, Reproductive rights

 Thursday, October 20 –  Oral argument before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Planned Parenthood of Indiana v. Commissioner of the State Department of Health. The state is appealing a preliminary injunction issued against enforcement of a new law to defund Planned Parenthood that would end its ability to accept Medicaid (low income) patients.

Also October 20 - New York City – The Association of the Bar of the City of New York will present a CLE program on "Defense of Marriage Act Litigation: Strategy, Tactics and Theory" from 6 to 8 pm at the City Bar building on 44th Street.

Friday, October 21 – Oral argument before Judge White of the Northern District of California in Golinski v OPM. This is another one of those cases in which counsel for House Republicans is defending the constitutionality of DoMA, since the Justice Department has declined to do so. UPDATE – This hearing has been rescheduled for December 16.

Also October 21 – Los Angeles – Loyola Law School is hosting a day long conference on LGBT Identity and the Law; open to the public.

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