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Second Circuit delays briefing in DOMA case pending Supreme Court review

The Second Circuit grants a motion filed by the Obama Administration seeking to suspend the briefing schedule in the Pedersen v. OPM case challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act pending possible Supreme Court review of the case.

Continue 1 Comment November 28, 2012

BLAG Files Appeal Pedersen Decision with Second Circuit

BLAG appeals the district court decision striking down DOMA in the Pedersen case to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Continue 1 Comment September 26, 2012

Supreme Court makes no announcement regarding DOMA, Prop 8 cases

The Supreme Court makes no announcement following its September 24 conference regarding whether or not it will hear the legal challenges to the constitutionality of DOMA or Proposition 8. The cases are later scheduled for other conferences throughout the fall, after which the Court also makes no announcement.

Continue 2 Comments September 24, 2012

DOJ Files Certiorari Petition with Supreme Court in Pedersen Case

The Justice Department files a petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court, but asks the Court to put the petition on hold pending its consideration of two other certiorari petitions in the DOMA cases of Gill/Massachusetts and Golinski.

Continue 1 Comment September 11, 2012

Second Circuit Refuses to Expedite Pedersen

Without comment, the Second Circuit denies GLAD’s request for an expedited appeal in the Pedersen case.

Continue Leave a Comment August 28, 2012

Pedersen Plaintiffs Appeal Case to Supreme Court

GLAD and the plaintiffs in the Pedersen case file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court, asking it to take up the Connecticut district court ruling striking down DOMA before it is reviewed by the Second Circuit.

Continue 2 Comments August 21, 2012

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