The case challenging DOMA

by Lidia Koelbel 27. March 2013 13:41

The case is U.S. V. Windsor.  Do you know the facts?  Read the parties' briefs on WestlawNext.

Brief for Plaintiff-Appellee

Brief for Defendant-Appellant

Also, see many other Amicus Curiae briefs and the Petition for Writ of Certiorari. 

Once logged in to WestlawNext, select "Briefs" from the "All Content" tab on the homepage.

Type the search string "US v. Windsor & DOMA."

Windsor is being reviewed along with Hollingsworth v. Perry, a challenge to California's Proposition 8.

How do you think these cases will be decided?  What was the legislative intent?

Will they actually reach a decision on the merits - under Equal Protections, 10th Amendment state police power, dismissed for lack of standing?

morguefile.com

 

UPDATE:

Read the slip opinions below:

United States v. Windsor

Hollingsworth v. Perry

Think Like a Lawyer - Lexis Workshops - Thursday, April 26, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 24. April 2012 10:32

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Interning or clerking this summer and need some tips on how to conduct cost-effective research? Want to learn about some key litigation resources using Lexis Advance to help you read, prepare and draft legal briefs, pleadings and motions?

Please join our LexisNexis representative Ted Ashton this Thursday, April 26, 2012 for training.

  • 12-1pm in Classroom 1937
  • 5-6pm in Classroom 1743

Please bring any questions you might have!

 

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