House Group Can't Defend DOMA, DOJ Tells High Court

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 9:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court should reject a bid by a House of Representatives legal advisory group to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act even though the Obama administration has taken the position that the law violates the equal protection clause, the Department of Justice said Friday.

Both the DOJ and Edith Schlain Windsor, whose lawsuit seeking to recover estate taxes she paid after her wife passed away prompted the government to successfully seek Supreme Court review, insisted in briefs filed Friday that the...
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