Tomorrow's conference is a private meeting in which the nine justices get together and decide which cases to hear. They do not really argue about the substance of the case. To the extent that … [Read more...] about What Is Happening at the Supreme Court Tomorrow?
The Department of Justice has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to expedite an en banc 11-judge appeal of its ruling declaring DOMA unconstitutional in the Karen Golinski case. The SF Chronicle … [Read more...] about Department of Justice Asks Ninth Circuit to Expedite Appeal of Case That Declared DOMA Unconstitutional
A major ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White, a Bush appointee, who has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional for violating the Constitution's guarantee of … [Read more...] about Federal Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional
Yesterday, a top lawyer with the Department of Justice appeared in San Francisco to argue against the constitutionality of DOMA. He appeared on behalf of Karen Golinski, the federal employee whose … [Read more...] about Challenge To DOMA In San Francisco
From Chris Geidner at MetroWeekly: In describing why heightened scrutiny applies to classifications based on sexual orientation, for example, the DOJ's lawyers -- in describing how "gays and … [Read more...] about DOJ Files Expansive Brief Supporting Lesbian’s Health Benefit Lawsuit
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White has dismissed a lawsuit challenging DOMA brought by Karen Golinski, a U.S. appeals court lawyer in San Francisco, who was challenging the law in order to obtain … [Read more...] about Judge Dismisses Golinski DOMA Lawsuit on Procedure, But Leaves Door Open for More Direct Challenge
The Department of Justice, in a filing on Monday, responded to DOMA questions from lawyers representing Karen Golinski, a U.S. appeals court lawyer who is suing the federal government so her … [Read more...] about Government Will Uphold DOMA in Spousal Benefits Case