Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We are expecting one or more decisions in argued cases today at 10 a.m. We will be live-blogging the opinion(s) as they are released. However, there is no live blog of today’s oral argument in King v. Burwell. We expect to have two mid-argument updates on that argument, and we will have additional coverage as soon as possible after it is finished. The transcript should be available this afternoon, and the audio will be available on Friday.
Wednesday's live blog will be available here.

Massachusetts v. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Pending petition

Linked with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-97 1st Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: (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.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 20 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 23, 2012)
Aug 23 2012Brief of respondent Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition filed.
Sep 5 2012Reply of petitioner Massachusetts filed.
Oct 29 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012.
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.
Term Snapshot