House Files DOMA Appeal As High Court Weighs DOJ Standing

Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 7:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its petition to review the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act if it decides it lacks jurisdiction to weigh the U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal.

In a petition for certiorari separate from the challenge to DOMA already taken up by the high court earlier last month, the House's Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group said that its own petition for review of the law — which defines marriage as between one man and...
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