2d Circuit rules DOMA unconstitutional; pdf available

Multiple news sources announce today that the 2d Circuit has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

12-2335-cv(L)

[click here for PDF of the decision]ย Windsor v. United States

[link now works: 6 :22pm 18 Oct 2012.]
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2 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
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4 FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
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6 August Term, 2012
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9 (Argued: September 27, 2012 Decided: October 18, 2012)
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11 Docket No. 12-2335-cv(L); 12-2435(Con)
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15 EDITH SCHLAIN WINDSOR, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS EXECUTOR
16 OF THE ESTATE OF THEA CLARA SPYER,
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18 Plaintiff-Appellee,
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20 – v.-
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22 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
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24 Defendant-Appellant,
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28 BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE
29 OF REPRESENTATIVES,
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31 Intervenor-Defendant-Appellant.

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