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12-15409 #12

12-15409 #12

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Doc #12 - DOJ Petition for initial hearing en banc and request for expedited consideration of petition.
Doc #12 - DOJ Petition for initial hearing en banc and request for expedited consideration of petition.

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Nos. 12-15388 and 12-15409IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUITKAREN GOLINSKI,Plaintiff-Appellee, v.OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, et al.,Defendants-Appellants. On Appeal from the United States District Courtfor the Northern District of California, Case No. 10-00257
PETITION FOR INITIAL HEARING EN BANC
 __________________________________ STUART F. DELERY 
Acting Assistant Attorney General 
MELINDA HAAG 
United States Attorney 
MICHAEL JAY SINGER (202) 514-5432 AUGUST E. FLENTJE(202) 514-3309BENJAMIN S. KINGSLEY (202) 353-8253
 Attorneys, Appellate Staff Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 7261Washington, DC 20530-0001
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INTRODUCTION. .................................................................................................................. 1STATEMENT............................................................................................................................ 2 ARGUMENT. ............................................................................................................................ 7 A. Hearing En Banc Is Warranted to Resolve SubstantialQuestions About the Level of Scrutiny Governing Plaintiff’s Equal Protection Challenge to DOMA Section 3...................... 7B. Hearing En Banc Is Warranted to Provide an Expeditiousand Definitive Answer By This Court to This Questionof Exceptional Importance............................................................................. 13CONCLUSION. ...................................................................................................................... 15CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCECERTIFICATE OF SERVICE ADDENDUM A - DISTRICT COURT OPINION ADDENDUM B - DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT
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 TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCases: Page
Baker v. Nelson 
,191 N.W.2d 185 (Minn. 1971)............................................................................................ 7
Baker v. Nelson 
,409 U.S. 810 (1972).............................................................................................................. 7
Baker v. Nelson,
 Jurisdictional Statement, No. 71-1027 (Sup. Ct.)............................................................ 7
Ben-Shalom v. Marsh 
,881 F.2d 454 (7th Cir. 1989)............................................................................................. 11
Bowen v. Gilliard 
,483 U.S. 587 (1987).............................................................................................................. 8
Bowen v. Kendrick
,483 U.S. 1304 (1987).......................................................................................................... 14
Bowers v. Hardwick
,478 U.S. 186 (1986).............................................................................................................. 5
Butler v. McKellar 
,494 U.S. 407 (1990)............................................................................................................ 15
Christian Legal Society 
,130 S. Ct. 2971 (2010).................................................................................................... 5, 10
City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Ctr.
,473 U.S. 432 (1985)............................................................................................. 7, 8, 12, 13
Clark v. Jeter 
,586 U.S. 456 (1988)........................................................................................................ 7, 13
Cook v. Gates 
,528 F.3d 42 (1st Cir. 2008)................................................................................................ 11
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