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12-2335 #291

12-2335 #291

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Doc # 291 - Amicus brief of Family Law Professors in support of Plaintiff
Doc # 291 - Amicus brief of Family Law Professors in support of Plaintiff

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12-2335(L)
& 12-2435 (Con.)
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
Edith Schlain WINDSOR,
Plaintiff-Appellee
,
 v.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
 Defendant-Appellant,and 
BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP OF THEU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
 Intervenor-Defendant-Appellant 
.O
N
A
PPEAL
F
ROM THE
U
NITED
S
TATES
D
ISTRICT
C
OURTFOR THE
S
OUTHERN
D
ISTRICT OF
N
EW
Y
ORK
 
BRIEF
 
OF
 
AMICI
 
CURIAE
 
FAMILY
 
LAW
 
PROFESSORS
 
IN
 
SUPPORT
 
OF
 
AFFIRMANCE
 
OF
 
THE
 
JUDGMENT
 
BELOW
D
AWN
S
ESTITO
 D
IMITRI
D.
 
P
ORTNOI
 O’M
ELVENY
&
 
M
YERS
LLP400 South Hope St.Los Angeles, California 90071Telephone: (213) 430-6000Facsimile: (213) 430-6407A
MY
R.
 
L
UCAS
 O’M
ELVENY
&
 
M
YERS
LLP1999 Ave. of the Stars, 7th Fl.Los Angeles, California 90067Telephone: (310) 553-6700Facsimile: (310) 246-6779M
ATTHEW
F.
 
D
AMM
 O’M
ELVENY
&
 
M
YERS
LLP7 Times SquareNew York, New York 10036Telephone: (212) 728-5877Facsimile: (212) 326-2061
 Attorneys for Amici Curiae Family Law Professors
Case: 12-2335 Document: 291 Page: 1 09/07/2012 714209 40
 
 
 HIS 
 B
 RIEF 
 I 
 ILED
O
 N 
 B
 EHALF OF THE 
OLLOWING
P
 ROFESSORS 
:
KATHARINE K. BAKER
 PROFESSOR OF LAWCHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW
GRACE GANZ BLUMBERG
 DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF LAWUCLA SCHOOL OF LAW
JUNE CARBONE
 EDWARD A. SMITH/MISSOURI CHAIR OF LAWPROFESSORUNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITYSCHOOL OF LAW
BARBARA COX
 CLARA SHORTRIDGE FOLTZ PROFESSOR OF LAWCALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW
JOHN CULHANE
 PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR HEALTH LAWINSTITUTEWIDENER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
KAREN CZAPANSKIY
 FRANCIS & HARRIET INGLEHART RESEARCHPROFESSOR OF LAWUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW
ANNE C. DAILEY
 EVANGELINE STARR PROFESSOR OF LAWUNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF LAW
JENNIFER A. DROBAC
 PROFESSOR OF LAWINDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW –INDIANAPOLIS
MAXINE EICHNER
 REEF C. IVEY II PROFESSOR OF LAWUNC SCHOOL OF LAW AT CHAPEL HILL
ANN LAQUER ESTIN
 ALIBER FAMILY CHAIR IN LAWUNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW
IRA MARK ELLMAN
 PROFESSOR OF LAW, AFFILIATE PROFESSOR OFPSYCHOLOGYWILLARD H. PEDRICK DISTINGUISHEDRESEARCH SCHOLARARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY SANDRA DAYO'CONNOR COLLEGE OF LAW
ZANITA E. FENTON
 PROFESSOR OF LAWUNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW
LESLIE HARRIS
 DOROTHY KLIKS FONES PROFESSORUNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW
CAROL SANGER
 BARBARA ARONSTEIN BLACK PROFESSOR OFLAWCOLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL
JANA SINGER
 PROFESSOR OF LAWUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW
MARK STRASSER
 TRUSTEES PROFESSOR OF LAWCAPITAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
JENNIFER B. WRIGGINS
 SUMNER T. BERNSTEIN PROFESSOR OF LAWUNIVERSITY OF MAINE SCHOOL OF LAW
Case: 12-2335 Document: 291 Page: 2 09/07/2012 714209 40
 
 
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 26.1, the undersigned statesthat the amicus is not a corporation that issues stock or has a parent corporationthat issues stock.Dated: September 7, 2012By:
 /s/ Dawn Sestito
 Counsel for Amici Curiae
Case: 12-2335 Document: 291 Page: 3 09/07/2012 714209 40

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