Stay in another DOMA case, Blesch v. Holder, continued pending Supreme Court review of United States v. Windsor
December 19, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
In an order entered on July 26, the judge in Blesch v. Holder, Immigration Equality’s lawsuit challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as it applies to immigration, stayed the case pending the outcome of the then-pending Second Circuit decision in Windsor. Since then, the Second Circuit has issued its decision and the Supreme Court has taken up the Justice Department’s petition to review that decision.
In an order entered yesterday, the judge has continued to stay the case, awaiting the Supreme Court’s resolution of the question of Section 3 of DOMA’s constitutionality in United States v. Windsor:
“Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon:Status Conference held on 12/18/2012. Counsel for parties present. Stay is continued pending US Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor. (Court Reporter Victoria Torres Butler.) (Fernandez, Erica) (Entered: 12/18/2012)”
This case joins several others already on hold pending the Supreme Court decision, which will likely be announced in late June.
h/t Kathleen for this order