August 2, 2011
By Adam Bink
Following up on last week’s post, the judge in the Windsor v. USA case ordered Clement’s team to answer two key questions:
“What, if anything, do you contend are the compelling justifications for section 3 of DOMA, 1 U.S.C. § 77″
and this one:
“What, if anything, do you assert are the legitimate government interests rationally advanced by section 3 of DOMA, 1 U.S.C. § 7?” (Interrogatory no. 3).
Here is the Clement team’s responses. Short, but doozies, particularly on the point of “legitimate government interest.”