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Justice Department Appeals DOMA Decision in Gill and Massachusetts

The U.S. Department of Justice files notices of appeal in both the Gill and Massachusetts cases with the First Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking to overturn Judge Tauro’s decision striking down DOMA as unconstitutional.  While all cases are guaranteed an appeal at the circuit court level, the Supreme Court has discretion about which cases it takes up, and it declines to hear most cases.

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