Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

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Department of Health and Human Services v. Massachusetts

Pending petition

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-15 1st Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: 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.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 3 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 2, 2012)
Jul 20 2012Brief of respondent Commonwealth of Massachusetts in support filed. VIDED.
Jul 24 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Jul 30 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 31, 2012.
Aug 2 2012Brief of respondent Nancy Gill, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.
Aug 31 2012Brief of respondent Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives in opposition filed.
Oct 29 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012.
Nov 8 2012Reply of Federal Petitioners filed. (Distributed) TBP
Nov 13 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 30, 2012.
Dec 3 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 7, 2012.
Jun 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2013.
Jun 27 2013Petition DENIED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
 
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