House can't defend DOMA, lawyer tells Supreme Court

01/25/2013 | BuzzFeed

A lawyer appointed by the Supreme Court has submitted a brief arguing that a legal team appointed by the House to defend the Defense of Marriage Act does not have the constitutional authority to do so. Harvard Law School Professor Vicki Jackson told the court that the executive branch of the federal government agrees with the lower courts that ruled DOMA unconstitutional, a reference to a decision by the Obama administration to stop defending the law.

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