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Windsor: Amicus Brief of John K. Olson (Jurisdiction)

Windsor: Amicus Brief of John K. Olson (Jurisdiction)

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United States v. Windsor: Amicus brief of Honorable John K. Olson in support of Plaintiff addressing jurisdiction
United States v. Windsor: Amicus brief of Honorable John K. Olson in support of Plaintiff addressing jurisdiction

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No. 12-307
INTHE
SupremeCourtoftheUnitedStates
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
 Petitioner 
,v.EDITH SCHLAIN WINDSOR,
 Respondent 
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AMICUSCURIAE
THEHONORABLEJOHNK.OLSONINSUPPORTOFRESPONDENTADDRESSINGJURISDICTION
G. Eric Brunstad, Jr.
Counsel of Record 
Collin O’Connor UdellMatthew J. DeludeConstance BeverleyKate O’KeeffeMark P. DiPernaD
ECHERT
LLP90 State House SquareHartford, Connecticut 06103(860) 524-3999eric.brunstad@dechert.com
Counsel for Amicus Curiae
ADDITIONALCOUNSELLISTEDONINSIDECOVER 
 
Alicia M. FarleyVictoria Campbell Fitzpatrick Rani HabashAmy Thayer Michael J. SullivanAnna DoBrian RaphelD
ECHERT
LLP90 State House SquareHartford, Connecticut 06103(860) 524-3999
Counsel for Amicus Curiae
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Page
TABLE OF CONTENTS........................................
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES...............................
iii
INTEREST OF THE
AMICUS CURIAE 
.............1STATEMENT........................................................2SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT .....................8 ARGUMENT .......................................................12 A. The Executive Branch’s Agreementwith the Court Below that DOMA IsUnconstitutional Does Not Deprivethis Court of Jurisdiction..........................121. The Court Has Statutory Ju-risdiction ............................................12a.
Chadha
was decided cor-rectly..............................................16b.
Chadha
is controlling...................182. The Court Has JurisdictionUnder Article III................................19a. The Constitutionality of DOMA Continues To BeZealously Litigated.......................19b.
Chadha
and
Lovett
SupportJusticiability.................................23

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