Windsor v. The United States Of America

Filing 11

ORDER that: 1) Congress, should it wish to intervene in this matter, shall do so by April 18, 2011 by motion pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 24(a), consistent with 28 U.S.C. §530D; and 2) Counsel for the plaintiff, the Department of Justice, and any Congressional intervenor shall appear on May 9, 2011 at 9:30 am for a conference with the Court to discuss how this case should proceed in light of the President's decision, as announced by the Attorney General on February 23, 2011, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), 1 U.S.C. § 7 as applied to same-sex couples who are legally married under state law, violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment. SO ORDERED. (Status Conference set for 5/9/2011 at 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge James C. Francis) (Signed by Magistrate Judge James C. Francis on 3/15/2011) (lnl)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK 10 civ. 8435 (BSJ) (JCF) EDITH SCHLAIN WINDSOR" Plaintiff, v. THE tINITED STATES OF AMERICA" ~D~~ECTROr\IC' < Defendant. -11 USDS SDNY DOC (r:ViJ::r':~l' - \...)C II'' 1/ I \' f ! :L~:U II 'I ,­ ______ , _ i DATEE~_f~lL@2] The Court hereby orders that: 18 ~ 1) Congress, should it wish to intervene in this matter, shall do so by AprilY, 2011, by motion pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 24(a), consistent with 28 U.S.C. §530D; and 2) Counsel for the plaintiff, the Department of Justice, and any Congressional ~AJ IJ "l.O n intervenor shall appear on ~.~at f~a.~ a conference with the Court to discuss how ~ A this case should proceed in light of the President's decision, as atmounced by the Attorney General on February 23,2011, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), 1 U.S.c. § 7 as applied to same-sex couples who are legally married under state law, violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment. SO ORDERED. ~~_L'~~Jf: C. Francis ED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Dated: New Yo,;$ New York March l£ 2011 DOCli: US! :6774116v2