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12-15 #8

12-15 #8

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EQCF Dkt #8 - DOJ Reply
EQCF Dkt #8 - DOJ Reply

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No. 12-15
 In the Supreme Court of the United States
D
EPARTMENT OF
H
EALTH AND
H
UMAN
S
ERVICES
,
ET AL
.,
PETITIONERS
v.
M
 ASSACHUSETTS
,
ET AL
.
ON PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI 
TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
 FOR THE FIRST CIRCUIT 
REPLY BRIEF FOR THE FEDERAL PETITIONERS
D
ONALD
B. V 
ERRILLI
, J
R
.
 Solicitor GeneralCounsel of Record Department of JusticeWashington, D.C. 20530-0001 SupremeCtBriefs@usdoj.gov (202) 514-2217 
12-15 EQCF Dkt #8 Filed 11/08/2012
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page A.
The federal agency defendants have standing to seek
B.
By granting this petition, the Court may consider but
should reject the Commonwealth’s alternative bases
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
Cases:
, 462 U.S. 919 (1983).................................. 1, 2, 3
v.
, 435 U.S. 444 (1978) ............ 7
 Northwest Airlines, Inc.
 v.
County of Kent
, 510 U.S.
v.
, 521 U.S. 898 (1997)........................... 8
, 483 U.S. 203 (1987) .......................... 7, 8
United States
 v.
 Lovett
:
327 U.S. 773 (1946) ................................................................. 3
328 U.S. 303 (1946) ................................................................. 3
Windsor 
 v.
United States
, No. 12-2335, 2012 WL
4937310 (2d Cir. Oct. 18, 2012) ............................................. 3
Constitution and statute:U.S. Const.:
 Amend. V...................................................................................... 1
(I)
 
 
II
Statute—Continued: PageDefense of Marriage Act, Pub. L. No. 104-199,110 Stat. 2419, § 3, 110 Stat. 2419(1 U.S.C. 7).......................................................... 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8Miscellaneous:Letter from Eric H. Holder, Jr., Att’y Gen., to John A.Boehner, Speaker, House of Representatives(Feb. 23, 2011) ........................................................................ 2

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