The petitions of the day are:

Massachusetts v. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Docket: 12-97
Issue(s): (1) Whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), 1 U.S.C. § 7, violates the Tenth Amendment; and (2) whether Section 3 of DOMA violates the Spending Clause, U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cl. 1.

Certiorari stage documents:

Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives v. Gill

Docket: 12-13
Issue(s): (1) Whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. § 7, violates the equal protection component of the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment; and (2) whether the court below erred by inventing and applying to Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act a previously unknown standard of equal protection review.

Certiorari stage documents:

Department of Health and Human Services v. Massachusetts

Docket: 12-15
Issue(s): Whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 1 U.S.C. 7, violates the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws as applied to persons of the same sex who are legally married under the laws of their state.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives v. Gill, Department of Health and Human Services v. Massachusetts, Massachusetts v. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petitions of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 30, 2012, 11:02 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/10/petitions-of-the-day-11/