Posts Tagged ‘Equal Protection’

Lawyers rehearse Supreme Court arguments over DoMA

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September 29, 2012
Supreme-Court

On Thursday, the Second Circuit heard oral argument in Windsor v. OPM, the DoMA challenge brought by the ACLU on behalf of Edie Windsor, who got hit with a $750,000 tax bill that would not have applied to her if her marriage had been recognized.  This is one of the cases that plaintiffs are trying […]

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No word yet on Supreme Court review of marriage and discrimination cases

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September 26, 2012
Justices

The word from on high this week is…Sit tight and stay tuned. Various gay-related cases are tee’d up for the Supreme Court to decide whether they will grant review and then resolve a series of extraordinarily important Equal Protection issues. But the first conference of the new term has now come and gone without any […]

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Marriage, marriage everywhere

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June 5, 2012
No-on-Prop-8-poster-FEATURED

  It’s going to be quite a year for gay marriage. The Ninth Circuit has denied the petition for rehearing of the February decision in which a three-judge panel ruled that Prop 8 violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Following on the heels of the First Circuit decision in the DoMA case, […]

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Arizona seeks rehearing en banc in Ninth Circuit benefits case

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September 28, 2011

The state of Arizona has filed a Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Diaz v. Brewer, the Lambda challenge to an Arizona law that eliminated partner benefits for state employees. In my view, it's a sleeper of a case – one that appears to raise a fairly narrow issue, but which could have important ramifications. The […]

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