Associate Dean Amar Comments on Defense of Marriage Act Case for San Jose Mercury News
Vikram Amar, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, commented for the San Jose Mercury News and other newspapers in the Media News Group on the possible scenarios for U.S. Supreme Court review of recent lower court rulings in cases involving same-sex marriage.
Although there are a number of same-sex marriage cases the Court may review, including the case involving California's Proposition 8, it appears quite likely that the Justices will take on last week's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
"The Supreme Court has a lot of flexibility in [deciding] what case it wants to hear first, but I think it would be hard for them to not take this DOMA case," Amar said.
Vikram Amar, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law with the UC Davis School of Law, is a national authority in the fields of constitutional law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and remedies. His biweekly column for Justia.com, a leading provider of online legal information, centers on his expertise in constitutional law.
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