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Only the Beginning? First Circuit Panel Invalidates Key Provision of Defense Of Marriage Act
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by Peter Lareau

In May 2012, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that the definition of "marriage" set forth in Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") does not pass constitutional muster. If the... Read More

Supremes' DOMA Decision May Simplify Some Spousal FMLA Administration
Posted on 9 Jul 2013 by Robin Shea

Last week's Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor , [ bulletin on the Windsor decision and its effects on all types of benefits programs by Brian Magargle in our firm's Columbia, SC, office] [ an enhanced version of the opinion is... Read More

Employment and Labor Roundup: Defense of Marriage Act decision, drugs, NLRB update, and more!
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 by Robin Shea

Giddyap! It's been a short week, but we have tons to talk about in the labor and employment law world! Thinking out loud about the impact of yesterday's DOMA decision on the Family and Medical Leave Act. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First... Read More

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional - COTW #80
Posted on 24 Feb 2012 by Philip Miles

Two days ago, a federal judge ruled DOMA unconstitutional in Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Mgmt. - and, it's the Case of the Week! [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to subscribers ] The challenge actually arose... Read More