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Perry: Amicus Brief of Leon Kass, et al.

Perry: Amicus Brief of Leon Kass, et al.

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus Brief of Leon R. Kass, et al., in support of Prop 8 Proponents.
Hollingsworth v. Perry: Amicus Brief of Leon R. Kass, et al., in support of Prop 8 Proponents.

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 Petitioners
, v.
RISTIN
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,
 et al.
,
Respondents
.
On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of  Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
BRIEF OF LEON R. KASS, HARVEY C. MANSFIELD AND THE INSTITUTE FOR MARRIAGE ANDPUBLIC POLICY AS
 AMICI CURIAE
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Becker Gallagher
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Cincinnati, OH
·
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·
800.890.5001
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