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1:11-cv-11905 #46

1:11-cv-11905 #46

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Doc 46 - BLAG's unopposed motion to withdraw as a party.
Doc 46 - BLAG's unopposed motion to withdraw as a party.

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
 __________________________________________ )SHANNON L. MCLAUGHLIN, et al., ))Plaintiffs, ))v. ) No. 1:11-cv-11905)LEON PANETTA, et al., ))Defendants. ) __________________________________________)
UNOPPOSED MOTION OF THE BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUPOF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTO WITHDRAW AS INTERVENOR-DEFENDANT
The Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives (“House”)sought, and was granted, to intervene in this case for the purpose of defending Section 3 of theDefense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), Pub. L. No. 104-199, 110 Stat. 2419 (1996), codified at 1U.S.C. § 7, and 38 U.S.C. § 101(3), (31).
See
Mot. of the [House] to Intervene (May 1, 2012)(ECF No. 32); Electronic Order [Granting Mot. to Intervene] (May 16, 2012).The Supreme Court recently resolved the issue of DOMA Section 3’s constitutionality.
See United States v. Windsor 
, 570 U.S. __ (2013), 2013 WL 3196928 (U.S. June 26, 2013). The
Windsor 
decision necessarily resolves the issue of DOMA Section 3’s constitutionality in thiscase. While the question of whether 38 U.S.C. § 101(3), (31) is constitutional remains open, theHouse has determined, in light of the Supreme Court’s opinion in
Windsor 
, that it no longer willdefend that statute. Accordingly, the House now seeks leave to withdraw as a party defendant.In light of this motion, the House takes no position on whether “judgment should . . .enter for plaintiffs in this case.” Electronic Order (June 27, 2013) (ECF No. 44).A proposed order is submitted herewith and oral argument is not requested.
Case 1:11-cv-11905-RGS Document 46 Filed 07/18/13 Page 1 of 3
 
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LOCAL RULE 7.1(A)(2) STATEMENT
On July 18, 2013, counsel for the House conferred with Christopher Man, counsel for  plaintiffs, and Jean Lin, Senior Trial Counsel with the Department of Justice, counsel for theExecutive Branch defendants, both of whom advised that their clients do not oppose the House’sMotion to Withdraw.Respectfully submitted,Paul D. Clement
 /s/ H. Christopher Bartolomucci
H. Christopher Bartolomucci
 
BANCROFT PLLC1919 M Street, N.W., Suite 470Washington, D.C. 20036(202) 234-0090 (phone); (202) 234-2806 (fax)cbartolomucci@bancroftpllc.com
Counsel for the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of RepresentativesOf Counsel
Kerry W. Kircher, General CounselWilliam Pittard, Deputy General CounselChristine Davenport, Senior Assistant CounselTodd B. Tatelman, Assistant CounselMary Beth Walker, Assistant CounselEleni M. Roumel, Assistant CounselOffice of General CounselU.S. House of Representatives
 
219 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20515(202) 225-9700 (phone)(202) 226-1360 (fax)July 18, 2013
Case 1:11-cv-11905-RGS Document 46 Filed 07/18/13 Page 2 of 3
 
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
 I certify that on July 18, 2013, I electronically filed the foregoing Unopposed Motion of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives to Withdraw asIntervenor-Defendant with the Clerk of the Court for the U.S. District Court for Massachusettsusing the appellate CM/ECF system. I further certify that counsel for all parties in this case areregistered CM/ECF users and will be served by the appellate CM/ECF system.
 /s/ Kerry W. Kircher 
Kerry W. Kircher 
Case 1:11-cv-11905-RGS Document 46 Filed 07/18/13 Page 3 of 3

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