Posts Tagged ‘Equal Protection’

Lawyers rehearse Supreme Court arguments over DoMA

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September 29, 2012

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

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

  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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