Windsor v. The United States Of America

Filing 63

MEMO ENDORSED: granting 40 Motion for Leave to File Brief for the state of New York as Amicus Curiae in Support of the Plaintiff. ENDORSEMENT: Motion granted. (Signed by Magistrate Judge James C. Francis on 8/3/2011) (mbe)

eese L 10-cv-06485..B8J -Jcr De6UITleAt 40 Filed 07/27/11 Pege 1 ofz- MEMO E~JDORSED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -------------------------------------------------------------J{ EDITH SCHLAIN WINDSOR, in her capacity as EJ{ecutor of the Estate of THEA CLARA SPYER, Plaintiff, v. No.1:10-cv-B435-BSJ-JCF ECF Case THE UNITED STATES OF AlVIERICA Defendant. -------------------------------------------------------------J{ UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A BRIEF FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF THE PLAINTIFF The Attorney General of the State of New York hereby moves this Court, upon the anneJ{ed Memorandum of Law and anneJ{ed proposed amicus curiae brief, for an order granting the Attorney General leave to file a brief for the State of New York as amicus curiae to eJ{plain that the Defense of Marriage Act, Pub. No. L. 104­ 199, 110 Stat. 2419 (Sept. 21, 1996), codified at 1 U.S.C. § 7 ("DOMA"), is unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection component of the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment. Counsel for Plaintiff and counsel for the United States have consented to this motion. Counsel for the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives has no objection to this motion. USDSSDNY DOCUMENT ELECTRC:~lC\TLY FILED DOC #: DATE FILED: ""- "..-I--~ ":61-..3/11 . Case ~; 1G e'V 06435-f3SJ -JCF Dated: July 26, 2011. Oacollleill 40 Filed 07/21/11 Respectfully submitted, ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN Attorney General of the State of New York BARBARA D. UNDERWOOD Solicitor General BENJAMIN N. GUTMAN Deputy Solicitor General By: lsi Simon Heller SIMON HELLER Assistant Solicitor General 120 Broadway, 25 th floor New York, NY 10271 P: 212-416-8020 F: 212-416-8962 simon.heller@ag.ny.gov 2 Page 2 sf 2v