Home

Congress Will Pick Up Defense of DOMA
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Last month the justice department announced that it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court, under orders from the president.  Congressional Republicans have been exploring alternate methods of ensuring the law is adequately defended in court and today the House Bipartisan Leadership Advisory Group ordered Kerry Kircher, the general counsel for the House, to defend DOMA in two upcoming cases.

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced the move earlier today saying that it “will ensure that this law’s constitutionality is decided by the courts, rather than by the President unilaterally.”  Boehner is one of three Republicans on the five man advisory group.  The top Democrat on the group, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, opposed the move saying that defending the law, which she believes is discriminatory, would “sap hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars, if not more, during a time of limited fiscal resources.”

  
What
Where




 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-Level Commercial Business Litigator

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office is seeking a commercial business litigation attorney with 2-5 years of experience...

Apply Now

Mid to Senior Level Labor and Employment Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a mid to senior level labor and employment attorney.

Apply Now

Senior Level Litigator

USA-CA-Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills office is seeking a litigation attorney with 5-7 years of experience and a background...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-FL-Miami

Miami office of our client seeks litigation associate attorney with 2-3 years of experience. The can...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Commercial Litigation Associate

USA-IL-Chicago

Chicago loop commercial litigation boutique seeks associate attorney with at least 3 years of experi...

Apply now

Assistant General Counsel

USA-CA-San Francisco

THE POSITION The Brattle Group is seeking to retain an Assistant General Counsel to join its Lega...

Apply now

Legal Assistant

USA-KS-Wichita

Legal Assistants Are You Ready to Move Up? If you are the Rockstar Legal Assistant we are looking...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Walnut Creek

East Bay based plaintiff construction defect litigation law firm is currently seeking an Associate A...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top