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Posts Tagged ‘Equal Protection’

Supreme Court sets argument, briefing schedule for marriage cases

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January 7, 2013

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Supreme-Court

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Prop 8 case (Perry) on Tuesday, March 26, and in the DoMA case (Windsor) on Wednesday, March 27. No other cases will be heard on either of those days, presumably because the Court intends to delve deeply into the jurisdictional issues as well as the merits. (Usually […]

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Montana Supreme Court sends equal benefits claim back to square one

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December 21, 2012

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Montana-Supreme-Court

In 133 pages of opinion, consisting mostly of the dissent, the Montana Supreme Court rejected claims brought by six lesbian or gay couples seeking to establish marriage equivalent rights in a state where the constitution forbids marriage equality. In Donaldson v. State [2012 WL 6587677], plaintiffs argued that the state must provide same-sex couples with […]

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Supreme Court delays consideration of gay-related cases to Nov. 30

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November 13, 2012

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Supreme-Court

  The Supreme Court has delayed consideration of the cluster of cases involving DoMA, Prop 8 and an Arizona law regarding partner benefits from its November 20 conference to its November 30 conference.  Assuming that the new date holds, announcement of which cases the Court will review this term is likely to come either on […]

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Supreme Court forecast: Windsor’s the one and only

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October 29, 2012

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Supreme-Court-Interior

Supreme Court Interior Frankenstorm may be closing everything else on the East Coast, but the Supreme Court announced new decisions today about which cases it will hear this term…and there were no gay-related cases in the bunch.  Especially given the papers filed Friday by DoJ asking that the Court grant cert only in Windsor (the […]

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Another court finds DoMA unconstitutional

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October 18, 2012

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Constitution-No-DOMA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled today that sexual orientation classifications should be subject to heightened (intermediate) scrutiny under the Equal Protection Clause, and found that DoMA failed that test. In a highly unusual twist, plaintiffs had already filed a petition for certiorari in the case, even before the Court of Appeals […]

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Supreme Court: Maybe Monday, maybe not; Maybe only one

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October 12, 2012

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Supreme-Court

The Supreme Court is treading cautiously toward the decision it must make about whether to grant review in cases raising three enormously important equal protection issues: the constitutionality of DoMA, Prop 8, and an Arizona law that withdrew partner benefits for government employees. The Justices are meeting in conference today, and any decisions on cert […]

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