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Case: 10-2204 Document: 00116189797 Page: 1 Date Filed: 03/30/2011 Entry ID: 5537638

United States Court of Appeals


For the First Circuit

No. 10-2204

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS,

Plaintiff, Appellee,

v.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL.,

Defendants, Appellants.
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No. 10-2207

DEAN HARA,

Plaintiff, Appellee/Cross - Appellant,

NANCY GILL, ET AL.,

Plaintiffs, Appellees,

KEITH TONEY; ALBERT TONEY, III,

Plaintiffs,

v.

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, ET AL.,

Defendants, Appellants/Cross - Appellees,

HILARY RODHAM CLINTON, in her official capacity as United States


Secretary of State,

Defendant.
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Case: 10-2204 Document: 00116189797 Page: 2 Date Filed: 03/30/2011 Entry ID: 5537638

No. 10-2214

DEAN HARA,

Plaintiff, Appellee/Cross - Appellant,

NANCY GILL, ET AL.,

Plaintiffs - Appellees,

KEITH TONEY, ET AL.,

Plaintiffs,

v.

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, ET AL.,

Defendants, Appellants/Cross - Appellees,

HILARY RODHAM CLINTON, in her official capacity as United States


Secretary of State,

Defendant.

ORDER OF COURT

Entered: March 30, 2011

These cases will be held in abeyance until further order of this court.

The government has represented to the court that the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of
the United States House of Representatives has informed the Executive Branch of its intention to
participate in these consolidated cases to defend the constitutionality of section 3 of the Defense of
Marriage Act. To date, that Group has not filed an appearance or otherwise sought to participate
in these cases. Until such action is taken, if it be taken, the present view of the court is that it would
be premature to set schedules for any filings by that group. Rather, we direct the Executive Branch,
by the government, to file a status report by June 1, 2011. That status report should address: (1)
whether and, if so, when the Attorney General submitted a report to both houses of Congress, under
28 U.S.C. § 530D(a)(2); (2) what action, if any, has been taken by the required recipients in response
to any such report; and (3) any information as to the timing of proposed submissions to the court on
behalf of the Congress or either house thereof.
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The Clerk is directed to send copies of this order to the Speaker, Minority Leader, and
General Counsel of the United States House of Representatives.

By the Court:

/s/ Margaret Carter, Clerk.

cc:
Representative John A. Boehner, Speaker
Representative Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader
Kerry Kircher, General Counsel
Christopher K. Barry-Smith
Maura T. Healey
Jessice M. Lindemann
Jonathan B. Miller
Dina Michael Chaitowitz
August E. Flentje
Christopher R. Hall
Benjamin Seth Kingsley
Robert E. Kopp
Michael Jay Singer
Mark Thomas
Joshua K. Baker
William C. Duncan
Thomas Molnar Fisher
Gregory F. Zoeller
Thomas Brejcha
Christopher M. Gacek
Paul Benjamin Linton
Bill Schuette
Benjamin D. DuPre
John Allen Eidsmoe
Roy S. Moore
Alan Wilson
David Ramos-Pagan
John Anthony Simmons, Sr.
John W. Suthers
Steven W. Fitschen
Douglas E. Myers
Holly L. Carmichael
Philip D. Moran
David Robert Nimocks
Brian W. Raum
Dale Schowengerdt
Eric Christian Bohnet
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Kristen K. Waggoner
Stephen C. Whiting
Lawrence John Joseph
Gary G. Kreep
Kevin Trent Snider
Mordechai Biser
Abba Cohen
Russell D. Raskin
George I. Goverman
Alexander Dushku
Carl H. Esbeck
R. Shawn Gunnarson
Anthony R. Picarello, Jr.
Michael F. Moses
Jeffrey Hunter Moon
Mark L. Shurtleff
Von G. Keetch
Stephen M. Crampton
Rena M. Lindevaldsen
Mary Elizabeth McAlister
Anita Leigh Staver
Mathew D. Staver
Mary Lisa Bonauto
Gary D. Buseck
Catherine C. Deneke
Ara B. Gershengorn
Vickie Lynn Henry
Claire Laporte
Matthew Edward Miller
Amy Senier
Paul March Smith
Janson Wu
William E. Halmkin
Richard L. Jones
David John Nagle
W. Scott Simpson