DOJ Appeals CD California Bankruptcy Opinion Finding Section 3 of DOMA Unconstitutional

June 30th, 2011

When 20 judges on the Bankruptcy Court of the Central District of California found Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional, I queried:

Will DOJ appeal this? Not quite sure how this fits in with the Attorney General’s decision to enforce DOMA but not defend it (or however he phrased it!).

Looks like the U.S. Trustee (under the authority of the Attorney General and the DOJ) is appealing this ruling.

David Cohen has a great post at Faculty Lounge summarizing the appeal, and its ostensible  inconsistency with the Attorney General’s letter about DOMA.

Stay tuned.