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Windsor: Amicus Brief of Former Federal Election Commission Officials

Windsor: Amicus Brief of Former Federal Election Commission Officials

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United States v. Windsor: Amicus brief of Former Federal Election Commission Officials in support of Plaintiff
United States v. Windsor: Amicus brief of Former Federal Election Commission Officials in support of Plaintiff

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No. 12-307
I
N
T
HE
 
Supreme Court of the United States
 ____________________ U
NITED
S
TATES OF
 A 
MERICA 
,
 Petitioner
,v.E
DITH
S
CHLAIN
W
INDSOR
, in her capacity as Executorof the estate of T
HEA 
C
LARA 
S
PYER
,
ET AL
.,
Respondents
. ____________________ 
On Writ of Certiorari to theUnited States Court of Appealsfor the Second Circuit
 ____________________ 
BRIEF
 AMICI CURIAE 
OF FORMER FEDERALELECTION COMMISSION OFFICIALSSUPPORTING RESPONDENT EDITHSCHLAIN WINDSOR ON THE MERITS
 ____________________ 
T
REVOR
P
OTTER
 
(Counsel of Record)
 J
OSEPH
M.
 
B
IRKENSTOCK 
 B
RYSON
B.
 
M
ORGAN
 M
ATTHEW
 T.
 
S
ANDERSON
 
C
 APLIN
&
 
D
RYSDALE
,
 
C
HARTERED
 1 Thomas Circle, N.W.Suite 1100Washington, DC 20005(202) 862-5092tpotter@capdale.com
Counsel for Amici Curiae
 
i
TABLE OF CONTENTSPage
 TABLE OF AUTHORITIES ..................................... iiINTEREST OF
AMICI CURIAE 
............................... 1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT .................................... 2 ARGUMENT .............................................................. 3I.
 
DOMA Legally Precludes MarriedGays and Lesbians from PoliticalExpression and AssociationOpportunities Available to OtherMarried Individuals ........................................ 3 A. Federal Candidates in Same-SexMarriages May Not Fund TheirCampaigns from PersonalResources That Are Accessible toOther Married Candidates ........................ 3B. Individuals in Same-Sex MarriagesMay Not Attend Certain PoliticalMeetings or Interact with CertainPolitical Groups That Are Open toOther Married Individuals ........................ 6II. DOMA’s Impact on PoliticalExpression and Association InformsThis Court’s Judgments on ApplyingHeightened Scrutiny and onExercising Jurisdiction .................................. 9CONCLUSION ......................................................... 11 APPENDIX: List of 
 Amici Curiae
......................... A-1
 
 
ii
TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPage(s)C
 ASES
 
 Bowen v. Gilliard
,483 U.S. 587 (1987) ............................................... 9
 Buckley v. Valeo
,424 U.S. 1 (1976) ........................................... 3, 4, 6
City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Ctr.
,473 U.S. 432 (1985) ............................................... 9
Virginia v. Black
,538 U.S. 343 (2003) ............................................... 2
S
TATUTES
 
1 U.S.C. § 7 ................................................................. 22 U.S.C. § 431 ......................................................... 4, 52 U.S.C. § 441a ........................................................... 42 U.S.C. § 441b ........................................................... 7Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971,Pub. L. 92-225, 86 Stat. 3 ..................................... 1
R
EGULATIONS
 
11 C.F.R. § 100.33 .................................................. 4, 511 C.F.R. § 100.52 .................................................. 4, 511 C.F.R. § 100.82 .................................................. 4, 511 C.F.R. § 100.83 .................................................. 4, 511 C.F.R. § 100.142 ................................................ 4, 511 C.F.R. § 110.1 ........................................................ 3

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