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The Supreme Court Prepares For The Big Cases: “DOMPRP8”

Months before it will hear oral arguments in the cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, the Supreme Court staff already are getting ready. Visit the DOMA/Prop 8 page at the court: DOMPRP8.aspx.

WASHINGTON — A new page on the Supreme Court’s website is one of the clearest signs from the court that the staff know just how big the cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 are going to be.

The cases, which were accepted by the court in December, are not expected to be heard by the court until late March. Filings in the cases, however, begin Jan. 22.

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Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.
Contact Chris Geidner at chris.geidner@buzzfeed.com.
 
 

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