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12-97 #1_Petition

12-97 #1_Petition

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Published by Equality Case Files
Conditional Cross-Petition For a Writ of Certiorari filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Conditional Cross-Petition For a Writ of Certiorari filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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No. 12-I
N
T
HE
 
Supreme Court of the United States
C
OMMONWEALTH OF
M
ASSACHUSETTS
,
Cross-Petitioner 
,
v.
U
NITED
S
TATES
D
EPARTMENT OF
 H
EALTH AND
H
UMAN
S
ERVICES
,
 
et al.
,
and
B
IPARTISAN
L
EGAL
A
DVISORY
G
ROUP OF THE
 U
NITED
S
TATES
H
OUSE OF
R
EPRESENTATIVES
,
 Cross-Respondents.
ON CONDITIONAL CROSS
-
PETITION FOR A WRIT OF
 
CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF
 
APPEALS FOR THE FIRST CIRCUIT
 
CONDITIONAL CROSS-PETITIONFOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI
M
ARK
C.
 
F
LEMING
 F
ELICIA
H.
 
E
LLSWORTH
 B
RIAN
 J.
 
B
OYLE
 J
R
.M
ARGARET
E.
 
O’G
RADY
 W
ILMER
C
UTLER
P
ICKERING
 H
ALE AND
D
ORR LLP
 60 State StreetBoston, MA 02109(617) 526-6000M
ARTHA
C
OAKLEY
 A
TTORNEY
G
ENERAL
 M
AURA
T.
 
H
EALEY
 
Counsel of Record
 J
ONATHAN
B.
 
M
ILLER
  J
OSHUA
D.
 
 J
ACOBSON
 C
HRISTOPHER
K.
 
B
ARRY
-S
MITH
 A
SSISTANT
A
TTORNEYS
G
ENERAL
 One Ashburton PlaceBoston, MA 02108(617) 727-2200Maura.Healey@state.ma.us
ADDITIONAL COUNSEL LISTED ON INSIDE COVER
 
Case number 12- 97 EQCF Doc #1 Filed 07/20/2012
 
 
A
LAN
E.
 
S
CHOENFELD
 W
ILMER
C
UTLER
P
ICKERING
 H
ALE AND
D
ORR LLP
 7 World Trade Center250 Greenwich StreetNew York, NY 10007(212) 937 7294P
AUL
R.Q.
 
W
OLFSON
 W
ILMER
C
UTLER
P
ICKERING
 H
ALE AND
D
ORR LLP
 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20006(202)
 
663
 
6534
 
 (i)
QUESTIONS PRESENTED
1. Whether Section 3 of the Defense of MarriageAct (DOMA), Pub. L. No. 104-199, 110 Stat. 2419 (1996)(codified at 1 U.S.C. § 7), violates the Tenth Amend-ment.2. Whether Section 3 of DOMA violates theSpending Clause, U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cl. 1.

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