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No. 11–345, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin et al.

Argued October 10, 2012

            Bert W. Rein argued the cause for petitioner.  With him on the briefs were William S. Consovoy, Thomas R. McCarthy, and Claire J. Evans.

            Gregory G. Garre argued the cause for respondents.  With him on the brief were Maureen E. Mahoney, J. Scott Ballenger, Lori Alvino McGill, James C. Ho, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, and Douglas Laycock.

            Solicitor General Verrilli argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging affirmance.  With him on the brief were Assistant Attorney General Perez, Deputy Solicitor General Kneedler, Ginger D. Anders, Diana K. Flynn, Sharon M. McGowan, Jeh Charles Johnson, Philip H. Rosenfelt, William B. Schultz, Cameron F. Kerry, and M. Patricia Smith.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the American Center for Law and Justice by Jay Alan Sekulow, Stuart J. Roth, Colby M. May, and Walter M. Weber; for the American Civil Rights Union by Peter J. Ferrara; for the Asian American Legal Foundation et al. by Erik S. Jaffe, Gordon M. Fauth, Jr., and Carrie Severino; for the Cato Institute by David B. Rivkin, Jr., Lee A. Casey, and Ilya Shapiro; for the Center for Individual Rights by Terence J. Pell and Michael E. Rosman;for Current and Former Federal Civil Rights Officials by Michael H. Park, Steven G. Bradbury, and Steven A. Engel; for Judicial Watch, Inc., et al. by Paul J. Orfanedes and Chris Fedeli; for the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law et al. by Alan Gura; for the Mountain States Legal Foundation by J. Scott Detamore; for the Pacific Legal Foundation et al. by Meriem L. Hubbard, Ralph W. Kasarda, and Joshua P. Thompson; for Scholars of Economics and Statistics by Kenneth A. Klukowski;for the Southeastern Legal Foundation, Inc., by Shannon Lee Goessling and John J. Park, Jr.; for Richard Sander et al. by Stuart Taylor, Jr., pro se; and for Abigail Thernstrom et al. by Robert N. Driscoll.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the State of New York et al. by Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General, Richard Dearing, Deputy Solicitor General,and Simon Heller, Assistant Solicitor General, and by the Attorneys General for their respective jurisdictions as follows: George Jepsen of Connecticut, Irvin B. Nathan of the District of Columbia, David M. Louie of Hawaii, Lisa Madigan of Illinois, Thomas J. Miller of Iowa, Douglas F. Gansler of Maryland, Martha Coakley of Massachusetts, Jim Hood of Mississippi, Steve Bullock of Montana, Gary K. King of New Mexico, Roy Cooper of North Carolina, William H. Sorrell of Vermont, Vincent F. Frazer of the Virgin Islands, Robert M. McKenna of Washington,and Darrell V. McGraw, Jr., of West Virginia; for the Advancement Project by Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Lani Guinier; for the American Bar Association by Laurel G. Bellows, Theodore V. Wells, Jr., David W. Brown, Sidney S. Rosdeitcher, and Jennifer H. Wu; for the American Council on Education et al. by Martin Michaelson, Alexander E. Dreier, Catherine E. Stetson, Elizabeth B. Meers, and Ada Meloy; for the American Educational Research Association et al. by Angelo N. Ancheta; for the American Jewish Committee et al. by Richard C. Godfrey; for the American Psychological Association by Lisa S. Blatt, R. Reeves Anderson, and Nathalie F. P. Gilfoyle; for American Social Science Researchers by Liliana M. Garces; for Amherst College et al. by Charles S. Sims and Shelley J. Klein; for the Anti-Defamation League by Howard W. Goldstein, Steven M. Freeman, and Mark S. Finkelstein; for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund et al. by Dean Richlin, Robert  E. Toone, and Kenneth Kimerling; for the Association of American Law Schools by Pamela S. Karlan, Jeffrey L. Fisher, Michael C. Dorf, Kevin K. Russell, and Thomas C. Goldstein; for the Association of American Medical Colleges et al. by Jonathan S. Franklin, Robert Burgoyne, and Frank R. Trinity; for the Black Student Alliance at the University of Texas at Austin et al. by Debo P. Adegbile, Elise C. Boddie, Damon T. Hewitt, Leticia V. Smith-Evans, Rachel M. Kleinman, and Joshua Civin; for the Boston Bar Association et al. by Jonathan M. Albano; for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law et al. by Steven S. Michaels, Inimai M. Chettiar, and Lloyd Leonard; for Brown University et al. by Seth P. Waxman, Paul R. Q. Wolfson, Beverly E. Ledbetter, Jane E. Booth, James J. Mingle, Robert B. Donin, Pamela J. Bernard, Wendy S. White, Debra Zumwalt, and David Williams II;for the California Institute of Technology et al. by Douglas Hallward-Driemeier; for the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al. by George B. Washington; for the College Board et al. by Richard W. Riley, Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., and Naomi E. Gittins; for Constitutional Law Scholars et al. by Douglas T. Kendall, Elizabeth B. Wydra, and David H. Gans; for the Council for Minority Affairs at Texas A&M et al. by Melissa Hart; for Distinguished Alumni of the University of Texas at Austin by David C. Frederick, Derek T. Ho, and Christopher J. Walker; for Emory Outlaw et al. by Sarah M. Shalf; for Experimental Psychologists by Stuart Banner and Rachel D. Godsil; for Fordham University et al. by Floyd Abrams and Susan Buckley; for Former Commissioners and General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission et al. by Patricia A. Millett, Ruthanne M. Deutsch, David Honig, Maurita Coley, Michael Small, and John B. Capehart; for Former Student Body Presidents of the University of Texas at Austin by Felicia R. Reid, Natasha J. Baker, Megan L. Anderson, and Abigail S. Crouse; for the Harvard Graduate School of Education Students for Diversity by Philip Lee and Matthew P. Shaw; for the Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic et al. by Aderson B. François;for the Houston Community College System by Gene L. Locke, Elizabeth A. Campbell, and Lino Mendiola III; for the Law School Admission Council by Jonathan D. Hacker; for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law et al. by Bradley S. Phillips, Michelle Friedland, Daniel B. Levin, Jon Greenbaum, Brenda Shum, Wade Henderson, Lisa M. Bornstein, and Dianne Piche; for Members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice et al. by Bill Lann Lee and Albert Giang; for the National Association of Basketball Coaches et al. by Theodore W. Ruger; for the National Black Law Students Association by Deborah N. Archer and Mr. François;for the National Education Association et al. by Alice O’Brien, Jason Walta, Harold Craig Becker, Lynn Rhinehart, Judith A. Scott, David Strom, and John C. Dempsey;for National Latino Organizations by Thomas A. Saenz, David G. Hinojosa, Walter Dellinger, Anton Metlitsky, Loren L. Alikhan, and Juan Cartagena; for the National Women’s Law Center et al. by Andrew J. Pincus, Richard B. Katskee, Marcia D. Greenberger, Fatima Goss Graves, and Neena K. Chaudhry; for the New York State Bar Association by David M. Schraver and Seymour W. James, Jr.; for the President and Chancellors of the University of California by Ethan P. Schulman, Charles F. Robinson, and Christopher M. Patti; for Religious Organizations and Campus Ministries et al. by Allyson N. Ho; for Social and Organizational Psychologists by Eva Paterson and John A. Powell; for the Society of American Law Teachers by Mark E. Brossman;for Teach For America, Inc., by Janet Pitterle Holt; for the United Negro College Fund by David E. Schwartz, Richard W. Kidd, and Desireé C. Boykin; for the United States Student Association by Jonathan Greenblatt, Joanna Shally, and Brenda Wright; for the University of Delaware et al. by Deanne E. Maynard and Brian R. Matsui; for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by John Charles Boger; for Lieutenant General Julius W. Becton, Jr., et al. by Philippa Scarlett, Joe R. Reeder, and Robert P. Charrow; for David Boyle by Mr. Boyle, pro se; for Representative Ruben Hinojosa et al. by Steven D. Gordon; for Robert D. Putnam by Brigida Benitez; for Senator Harry Reid et al. by Mitchell Y. Mirviss;for the Family of Heman Sweatt by Allan Van Fleet; for Kimberly West-Faulcon by E. Richard Larson;and for 38 Current Members of the Texas State Senate and House of Representatives by Eric L. Lewis, Robin A. Lenhardt, and Michelle Adams.

            Briefs of amici curiae were filed for the State of California by Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California, Antonette Benita Cordero, Deputy Attorney General, Manuel M. Medeiros, State Solicitor General, Mark Breckler, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Louis Verdugo, Jr., Senior Assistant Attorney General, Angela Sierra, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Catherine Z. Ysreal, Deputy Attorney General; for the American Association for Affirmative Action by Marilynn L. Schuyler, Ryan Nelson, David J. Goldstein, and Joseph D. Weiner; for the American Civil Liberties Union by Dennis D. Parker, Matthew A. Coles, and Steven R. Shapiro; for the Appalachian State University et al. by Kim M. Watterson and Martha Hartle Munsch; for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York by Carey Dunne and Alan Rothstein; for the California Association of Scholars et al. by John C. Eastman, Edwin Meese III, and Manuel S. Klausner; for the Coalition of Bar Associations of Color et al. by Jonathan M. Cohen, Mark A. Packman, John Page, Benny Agosto, Jr., Peter M. Reyes, Jr., Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, and Robert O. Saunooke; for Empirical Scholars by Thomas S. Leatherbury and Harry M. Reasoner;for the Equal Employment Advisory Council by Jeffrey A. Norris, Rae T. Vann, and Ann Elizabeth Reesman; for Fortune-100 Businesses et al. by David W. DeBruin, Elaine J. Goldenberg, Matthew S. Hellman, Laura Schumacher, Maureen F. Del Duca, Lawrence P. Tu, Christopher H. Hahn, William F. Lloyd, Charles J. Kalil, Thomas L. Sager, Darryl M. Bradford, Gregory S. Gallopoulos, Brackett B. Denniston III, Stephen Shackelford, Jr., John L. Howard, William L. Bedman, A. Douglas Melamed, Edward A. Ryan, Bruce N. Kuhlik, Thomas W. Burt, Sheila C. Cheston, Larry D. Thompson, Thomas R. Kelly, Deborah P. Majoras, Ann M. Kappler, J. A. Bouknight, Jr., Randall E. Mehrberg, James O’Connor, and Michael D. Fricklas; for Human Rights Advocates et al. by Constance de la Vega, Neil A. F. Popović, and Risa E. Kaufman; for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People et al. by Kim M. Keenan, Victor Goode, Andrew L. Deutsch, and Gary L. Bledsoe; for the National League of Cities et al. by Ms. Klein; for Small Business Owners and Associations by Joseph M. Sellers and Anthony W. Robinson;for the Texas Association of Scholars by Joel C. Mandelman; for Gail Heriot et al. by Anthony T. Caso; for Robert Post et al. by Carter G. Phillips; for the Honorable Allen B. West by R. Lawrence Purdy; and for 28 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Organizations by Monte Cooper and Robert A. Rosenfeld.

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No. 12–484, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar

Argued April 24, 2013

            Daryl L. Joseffer argued the cause for petitioner.  With him on the briefs were Greg Abbott, Attorney General of Texas, Daniel T. Hodge, First Assistant Attorney General, David C. Mattax, Deputy Attorney General, James Eccles, Lars Hagen, Assistant Attorney General, Michael W. Johnston, and Myrna Salinas Baumann.

            Brian P. Lauten argued the cause for respondent.  With him on the brief were Michael T. Kirkpatrick, Allison M. Zieve, Charla Aldous, and Brent Walker.

            Melissa Arbus Sherry argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging affirmance.  With her on the brief were Solicitor General Verrilli, Assistant Attorney General Perez, Deputy Solicitor General Srinivasan, Dennis J. Dimsey, Tovah R. Calderon, Patrick David Lopez, Carolyn L. Wheeler, and Gail S. Coleman.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the State of Michigan et al. by Bill Schuette, Attorney General of Michigan, John J. Bursch, Solicitor General, Matthew T. Nelson, and Nicole L. Mazzocco, and by the Attorneys General for their respective States as follows: Dustin McDaniel of Arkansas, John W. Suthers of Colorado, Samuel S. Olens of Georgia, David M. Louie of Hawaii, Tom Miller of Iowa, Derek Schmidt of Kansas, James D. Caldwell of Louisiana, Jim Hood of Mississippi, Michael A. Delaney of New Hampshire, Robert E. Cooper, Jr., of Tennessee, and J. B. Van Hollen of Wisconsin; for the American Council on Education et al. by H. Christopher Bartolomucci and Ada Meloy; for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America et al. by Gregory G. Garre, Robin S. Conrad, Kate Comerford Todd, and Deborah White; for DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar by Mary Massaron Ross and Hilary A. Ballentine; for the Equal Employment Advisory Council et al. by Rae T. Vann, Karen R. Harned, and Elizabeth Milito.  Briefs of amici curiae urging vacatur were filed for the National School Boards Association by Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., Naomi Gittins, Sonja Trainor, Jon B. Laramore, D. Lucetta Pope, and Rozlyn Fulgoni-Brittan; and for the New England Legal Foundation by Benjamin G. Robbins and Martin J. Newhouse.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee et al. by Samer B. Korkor and David F. Williams; for the American Association of University Professors by Aaron Nisenson and Theresa Chmara; for the Committee of Interns and Residents SEIU et al. by Charlotte Garden and Anjana Malhotra; for Employment Law Professors by Sandra F. Sperino; for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education et al. by David J. Hacker, David A. Cortman, Kevin H. Theriot, and Greg Lukianoff; for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law by Jon M. Greenbaum, Ray McClain, and Jane Dolkart; for the National Employment Lawyers Association et al. by Michael L. Foreman and Lisa M. Bornstein; and for the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs et al. by Neal Goldfarb, Roderic V. O. Boggs, and Barbra Kavanaugh.

            Alice O’Brien and Philip A. Hostak filed a brief for the National Education Association as amicus curiae.

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No. 12–418, United States v. Kebodeaux

Argued April 17, 2013

            Deputy Solicitor General Dreeben argued the cause for the United States.  With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Verrilli, Assistant Attorney General Breuer, Curtis E. Gannon, Melissa Arbus Sherry, and Scott A. C. Meisler.

            M. Carolyn Fuentes argued the cause for respondent.  With her on the brief were Philip J. Lynch, Maureen Scott Franco, Jeffrey T. Green, Jacqueline G. Cooper,  and Sarah O’Rourke Schrup.

            Ilya Somin and Ilya Shapiro filed a brief for the Cato Institute as amicus curiae.

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No. 11–556, Vance v. Ball State University et al.

Argued November 26, 2012

            Daniel R. Ortiz argued the cause for petitioner.  With him on the briefs was David T. Goldberg.

            Deputy Solicitor General Srinivasan argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae in support of vacatur.  With him on the brief were Solicitor General Verrilli, Assistant Attorney General Perez, Ann O’Connell, Dennis J. Dimsey, P. David Lopez, Carolyn L. Wheeler, Daniel T. Vail, and Julie L. Gantz.

            Gregory G. Garre argued the cause for respondents.  With him on the brief were Jessica E. Phillips, Scott E. Shockley, and Lester H. Cohen.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the National Employment Lawyers Association et al. by Michael L. Foreman, Rebecca M. Hamburg, Daniel B. Kohrman, Laurie A. McCann, Thomas Osborne, and Melvin Radowitz; and for the National Partnership for Women & Families et al. by Judith L. Lichtman, Sarah Crawford, Laura E. Neish, and Benjamin Voce-Gardner.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the American Council on Education et al. by Ian P. Cooper and Ada Meloy; for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America by Lisa S. Blatt, Dirk C. Phillips, Isaac B. Rosenberg, Robin S. Conrad, and Shane B. Kawka; for the Equal Employment Advisory Council by Rae T. Vann and Michael J. Eastman; for the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center et al. by Manesh K. Rath, Jacquelyn L. Thompson, Karen R. Harned, Elizabeth Milito, and Deborah White; for the New England Legal Foundation by Benjamin G. Robbins and Martin J. Newhouse; and for the Society for Human Resource Management et al. by Leslie E. Silverman, Lawrence Z. Lorber, James F. Segroves, and Allan H. Weitzman.

            James B. Spears, Jr., filed a brief for the National Retail Federation as amicus curiae.

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No. 12–142, Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett

Argued March 19, 2013

            Jay P. Lefkowitz argued the cause for petitioner.  With him on the briefs were Michael W. McConnell and Michael D. Shumsky.

            Anthony A. Yang argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging reversal.  With him on the brief were Solicitor General Verrilli, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Delery, Deputy Solicitor General Kneedler, Jonathan H. Levy, and William B. Schultz.

            David C. Frederick argued the cause for respondent.  With him on the brief were Brendan J. Crimmins, Steven M. Gordon, Christine M. Craig, and Keith M. Jensen.      

            Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America et al. by Bert W. Rein, Robin S. Conrad, James M. Spears, and Melissa B. Kimmel; for DRI–The Voice of the Defense Bar by Mary Massaron Ross, Richard A. Oetheimer, Sarah K. Frederick, and William M. Jay; for the Generic Pharmaceutical Association by Linda E. Maichl and Joseph P. Thomas; for the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc., by David R. Geiger; for Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. by Steffen N. Johnson, Charles B. Klein, Scott H. Blackman, Andrew C. Nichols, George C. Lombardi, James F. Hurst, Maureen L. Rurka, and William P. Ferranti; for the Washington Legal Foundation et al. by Richard A. Samp and Cory L. Andrews; and for Sen. Tom Harkin et al. by Allison M. Zieve and Scott L. Nelson.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the American Association for Justice et al. by Andre M. Mura, Mary Alice McLarty, Arthur Bryant, Leslie Brueckner, and Claire Prestel; for the Council of State Governments by Stephen R. McAllister, Lumen N. Mulligan, and Sol H. Weiss; for Public Law Scholars by Ernest A. Young, Edward Blizzard, J. Scott Nabers, Joseph F. Rice, and Fred Thompson III; for Torts Professors by Michael F. Sturley, Lynn E. Blais, and Andy Birchfield; for John Gilbert et al. by Louis M. Bograd, Richard W. Schulte, and Dianne M. Nast; for Donald Kennedy et al. by Jonathan S. Massey, John Eddie Williams, Jr., John T. Boundas, Michael S. Burg, Peter W. Burg, and Keith L. Altman; and for John T. Schulz III by Erik S. Jaffe and Michael K. Johnson.

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No. 12–96, Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, Attorney General, et al.

Argued February 27, 2013

            Bert W. Rein argued the cause for petitioner.  With him on the briefs were William S. Consovoy, Thomas R. McCarthy, Brendan J. Morrissey, and Frank C. Ellis, Jr.

            Solicitor General Verrilli argued the cause for the federal respondent.  With him on the brief were Assistant Attorney General Perez, Deputy Solicitor General Srinivasan, Sarah E. Harrington, and Diana K. Flynn.

            Debo P. Adegbile argued the cause for respondents Bobby Pierson et al. M. Laughlin Mc Donald, Nancy G. Abudu, Steven R. Shapiro, Kim Keenan, Arthur B. Spitzer, and David I. Schoen filed a brief for respondent-intervenor Bobby Pierson et al.  Mr. Adegbile, Elise C. Boddie, Ryan P. Haygood, Dale E. Ho, Natasha M. Korgaonkar, Leah C. Aden, Joshua Civin, Samuel Spital, William J. Honan, Harold Barry Vasios, Marisa Marinelli, and Robert J. Burns filed a brief for respondent-intervenor Earl Cunningham et al.  Jon M. Greenbaum, Mark A. Posner, Maura Eileen O’Connor, and John M. Nonna filed a brief for respondent-intervenor Bobby Lee Harris.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the State of Alabama by Luther Strange, Attorney General, John C. Neiman, Jr., Solicitor General, Andrew L. Brasher, Deputy Solicitor General, and Kasdin E. Miller, Assistant Solicitor General; for the State of Alaska by Michael C. Geraghty, Attorney General, Margaret Paton Walsh, Joanne M. Grace, and Ruth Botstein; for the State of Arizona et al. by Thomas C. Horne, Attorney General of Arizona, David R. Cole, Solicitor General, and Michele L. Forney, Assistant Attorney General, and by the Attorneys General for their respective States as follows: Sam Olens of Georgia, Alan Wilson of South Carolina, and Marty J. Jackley of South Dakota; for the State of Texas by Greg Abbott, Attorney General, Jonathan F. Mitchell, Solicitor General, Daniel T. Hodge, First Assistant Attorney General, Andrew S. Oldham, Deputy Solicitor General,and Matthew H. Frederick, Assistant Solicitor General; for the Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research, Inc., et al. by Herbert W. Titus, William J. Olson, John S. Miles, Jeremiah L. Morgan, and Gary G. Kreep; for the American Unity Legal Defense Fund by John J. Park, Jr., and Frank B. Strickland; for the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence by Christian J. Ward, Scott A. Keller, April Farris, John C. Eastman, and Anthony T. Caso; for the Justice and Freedom Fund by James L. Hirsen and Deborah J. Dewart; for the National Black Chamber of Commerce by David B. Rivkin, Jr., Andrew M. Grossman, and Lee A. Casey; for Project 21 by Erik S. Jaffe; for the Reason Foundation by Douglas R. Cox, Tyler R. Green, and Manuel S. Klausner; for the Southeastern Legal Foundation by Aaron M. Streett and Shannon Lee Goessling; and for John Nix et al. by Michael A. Carvin, Hashim M. Mooppan, and Michael E. Rosman.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the State of New York et al. by Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General, and Cecelia C. Chang, Deputy Solicitor General,and by the Attorneys General for their respective States as follows: Kamala D. Harris of California, Jim Hood of Mississippi, and Roy Cooper of North Carolina; for the City of New York et al. by Michael A. Cardozo and Leonard J. Koerner; for the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus et al. by James U. Blacksher; for the American Bar Association by Laurel G. Bellows and Jessica L. Ellsworth; for Asian American Public Interest Groups by Monte Cooper; for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law by Paul M. Smith, Michael B. DeSanctis, Jessica Ring Amunson, Wendy Weiser, and Sidney S. Rosdeitcher; for Constitutional Law Scholars et al. by Douglas T. Kendall, Elizabeth B. Wydra, and David H. Gans; for Historians et al. by Derek T. Ho and David L. Schwarz; for Jurisdictions That Have Bailed Out by J. Gerald Hebert, Paul S. Ryan, and Tara Malloy; for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights et al. by Matthew M. Hoffman, Lisa M. Bornstein, Stephen J. Pollak, John Townsend Rich, and Sirisha V. Kalicheti; for National Latino Organizations by Mark E. Haddad, Juan Cartagena, Carter G. Phillips, Thomas A. Saenz, and Nina Perales; for the National Lawyers Guild by David Gespass; for the Navajo Nation et al. by Judith M. Dworkin and Patricia A. Ferguson-Bohnee; for Political Science and Law Professors by Anita Earls and Allison Riggs; for Section 5 Litigation Intervenors by Michael B. de Leeuw, Ezra D. Rosenberg, Gary Bledsoe, Jose Garza, David Honig, Robert S. Notzon, and Luis R. Vera, Jr.; for Joaquin Avila et al. by Kieran P. Ringgenberg and Perry M. Grossman; for Patricia A. Broussard et al. by Ms. Broussard, pro se; for Gabriel Chin et al. by Jeffrey T. Green, Robert N. Hochman, and Sarah O’Rourke Schrup; for Richard L. Engstrom et al. by Peter Buscemi; for Marcia L. Fudge et al. by Danielle Spinelli and Danielle Conley; for Senator C. Bradley Hutto et al. by Garrard R. Beeney, Michael A. Cooper, and Peter A. Steciuk; for Ellen D. Katz et al. by Lisa S. Blatt, Charles G. Curtis, Jr., and Anthony J. Franze; for Congressman John Lewis by Deborah N. Archer and Aderson B. François; for Representative F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., et al. by Pamela S. Karlan, Jeffrey L. Fisher, and Kevin K. Russell; and for Dick Thornburgh et al. by Douglas Hallward-Driemeier and Elizabeth N. Dewar.

            Briefs of amici curiae were filed for Merced County, California, by James N. Fincher, Marguerite Mary Leoni, and Christopher E. Skinnell; for the Alaska Federation of Natives et al. by James T. Tucker and Natalie A. Landreth; for the Cato Institute by Ilya Shapiro; for the Judicial Education Project by Richard K. Willard, Shannen W. Coffin, and Carrie Severino; for the Landmark Legal Foundation by Richard P. Hutchison; for the Mountain States Legal Foundation by Steven J. Lechner; for the National Bar Association by Jonathan M. Cohen, Mark A. Packman, and John Page; for the Pacific Legal Foundation et al. by Meriem L. Hubbard, Deborah J. La Fetra, Joshua P. Thompson, and Ralph W. Kasarda; for Former Government Officials by Jeffrey M. Harris and Mario Loyola; for Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement by Mr. François and Peggy Cooper Davis; and for Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid by Marc E. Elias, John M. Devaney, and Noah Guzzo Purcell.

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No. 11–1447, Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District

Argued January 15, 2013

            Paul J. Beard II argued the cause for petitioner.  With him on the briefs were Christopher V. Carlyle, Brian T. Hodges, and Michael D. Jones.

            Paul R. Q. Wolfson argued the cause for respondent.  With him on the brief were Catherine M. A. Carroll, William H. Congdon, Jr., and Rachel D. Gray.

            Deputy Solicitor General Kneedler argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging affirmance.  With him on the brief were Solicitor General Verrilli, Assistant Attorney General Moreno, Lewis S. Yelin, Katherine J. Barton, David C. Shilton, Earl H. Stockdale, Martin R. Cohen, David F. Coursen, and Karyn Wendelowski.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the American Civil Rights Union by Peter J. Ferrara; for the Association of Florida Community Developers et al. by Gary K. Hunter, Jr., D. Kent Safriet, William H. Green, and Mohammad O. Jazil; for the Atlantic Legal Foundation et al. by Martin S. Kaufman, John Eastman, and Anthony T. Caso; for the Institute for Justice et al. by William H. Mellor, Dana Berliner, Robert McNamara, and Ilya Shapiro; for the Land Use Institute, Ltd., by Daniel L. Schmutter and John J. Reilly; for the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center by Karen R. Harned; and for Owners’ Counsel of America by Robert H. Thomas.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the American Planning Association et al. by Douglas T. Kendall and Elizabeth B. Wydra; for Former Members of the National Research Council Committee on Mitigating Wetland Losses by Janice L. Goldman-Carter and Royal C. Gardner; and for the National Governors Association et al. by John D. Echeverria and Lisa E. Soronen.

            Briefs of amici curiae were filed for the State of California et al. by Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California, Daniel L. Siegel, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Susan Lee, Acting Solicitor General, Mark Breckler, Chief Assistant Attorney General, John Saurenman, Senior Assistant Attorney General, and Christie Vosburg, Deputy Attorney General, and by the Attorneys General and former Attorneys General for their respective jurisdictions as follows: Luther Strange of Alabama, George Jepsen of Connecticut, Irvin B. Nathan of the District of Columbia, David M. Louie of Hawaii, Lisa Madigan of Illinois, James D. “Buddy” Caldwell of Louisiana, Martha Coakley of Massachusetts, Bill Schuette of Michigan, Steve Bullock of Montana, Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, Michael A. Delaney of New Hampshire, Gary King of New Mexico; Eric T. Schneiderman of New York, Ellen F. Rosenblum of Oregon, Guillermo Somoza-Colombani of Puerto Rico, Peter F. Kilmartin of Rhode Island, Robert E. Cooper, Jr., of Tennessee, Mark L. Shurtleff of Utah, William H. Sorrell of Vermont, and Robert M. McKenna of Washington; for Hillcrest Property, LLP, by David Smolker; and for the National Association of Home Builders et al. by Michael M. Berger.

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No. 12–399, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a Minor Child Under the Age of 14 Years, et al.

Argued April 16, 2013

            Lisa S. Blatt argued the cause for petitioners.  With her on the briefs were Christopher S. Rhee, R. Reeves Anderson, Bob Wood, and Mark Fiddler.

            Paul D. Clement argued the cause for respondent Guardian ad Litem.  With him on the briefs were Kelsi Brown Corkran and Thomas P. Lowndes.

            Charles A. Rothfeld argued the cause for respondent Birth Father et al.  With him on the brief for Birth Father were Andrew J. Pincus, Paul W. Hughes, Michael B. Kimberly, Jeffrey A. Meyer, and John S. NicholsTodd Hembree, Chrissi Ross Nimmo, Lloyd B. Miller, William R. Perry, Anne D. Noto, Colin Cloud Hampson, and Carter G. Phillips filed a brief for respondent Cherokee Nation.

            Deputy Solicitor General Kneedler argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging affirmance.  With him on the brief were Solicitor General Verrilli, Assistant Attorney General Moreno, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Shenkman, Joseph R. Palmore, Amber Blaha, and Hilary C. Tompkins.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc., by Frederick J. Magovern; for the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys by Philip J. McCarthy, Jr., and Mary Beck; for Birth Mother by Gregory G. Garre and Lori Alvino McGill; for Child Advocacy Organizations by Theane Evangelis Kapur, Joshua S. Lipshutz, and Barbara B. Woodhouse; for the Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare by Jon Metropoulos; for the Citizens Equal Rights Foundation by James J. Devine, Jr.; for the National Council for Adoption by John Jerabek; for Joan Heifetz Hollinger et al. by Mark W. Mosier; and for Bonnie Hofer et al. by Randall Tietjen and Thomas L. Hamlin.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the State of Arizona et al. by Thomas C. Horne, Attorney General of Arizona, Dawn R. Williams, Assistant Attorney General, and Paula S. Bickett and Michael F. Valenzuela, Assistant Attorneys General, and by the Attorneys General for their respective States as follows: Michael C. Geraghty of Alaska, Kamala D. Harris of California, John W. Suthers of Colorado, George Jepsen of Connecticut, Samuel S. Olens of Georgia, Lawrence G. Wasden of Idaho, Lisa Madigan of Illinois, Janet T. Mills of Maine, Bill Schuette of Michigan, Jim Hood of Mississippi, Timothy C. Fox of Montana, Gary K. King of New Mexico, Eric T. Schneiderman of New York, Wayne Stenehjem of North Dakota, Ellen F. Rosenblum of Oregon, Robert W. Ferguson of Washington, and J. B. Van Hollen of Wisconsin; for Adult Pre-ICWA Indian Adoptees by Edward C. DuMont and Alan E. Schoenfeld; for the American Civil Liberties Union et al. by Stephen L. Pevar and Steven R. Shapiro; for the Association of American Indian Affairs et al. by Jack F. Trope; for Casey Family Programs et al. by Patricia A. Millett, Hyland Hunt, Martin Guggenheim, Alexandra Kim McKay, Diane L. Redleaf, Matthew D. Slater, and Faith R. Roessel; for Current and Former Members of Congress by Kathleen M. Sullivan; for Family Law Professors by Vernle C. Durocher, Jr.; for the Friends Committee on National Legislation et al. by Philip M. Baker-Shenk; for Hamline University School of Law Child Advocacy Clinic by Mary Jo Brooks Hunter; for the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona et al. by Joe P. Sparks, Samuel F. Daughety, and Amanda Sampson Lomayesva; for the Lower Sioux Indian Community et al. by Jennifer Yatskis Dukart, Bruce Jones, Richard A. Duncan, Joseph Halloran, Jessica Intermill, Andrew Small, and Dennis Peterson; for the National Latina/o Psychological Association et al. by David M. Gische; for the National Native American Bar Association by Robert N. Clinton and Patricia Ferguson-Bohnee; for the Navajo Nation by Marcelino R. Gomez and K. Andrew Fitzgerald; for the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Association by Kelly Gaines Stoner; for Professors of Indian Law by Stuart Banner and Angela Riley; for the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma by Eugene K. Bertman and Jennifer Henshaw McBee; for the Seminole Tribe of Florida et al. by Jerry C. Straus, Geoffrey D. Strommer, Gregory A. Smith, and Joseph H. Webster; for the Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc., et al. by Heather Kendall, Paul M. Smith, Thomas J. Perrelli, and Jessica Ring Amunson; and for Wisconsin Tribes by Colette Routel, Sheila Corbine, Howard J. Bichler, Kris M. Goodwill, and Robert W. Orcutt.

            Briefs of amici curiae were filed for the Minnesota Department of Human Services et al. by Scott H. Ikeda; for 63 California Indian Tribes by Dorothy Alther, Mark Radoff, Delia Parr, and Maureen H. Geary; and for Abby Abinanti by Ms. Abinanti, pro se.

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No. 12–144, Hollingsworth et al. v. Perry et al.

Argued March 26, 2013

            Charles J. Cooper argued the cause for petitioners.  With him on the briefs were David H. Thompson, Howard C. Nielson, Jr., Peter A. Patterson, Andrew P. Pugno, David Austin R. Nimocks, and James A. Campbell.

            Theodore B. Olson argued the cause for respondents.  With him on the brief for respondent Perry et al. were Matthew D. McGill, Amir C. Tayrani, Jeremy M. Goldman, David Boies, Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., Christopher D. Dusseault, Theane Evangelis Kapur, Enrique A. Monagas, and Joshua S. Lipshutz.  Dennis J. Herrera, Therese M. Stewart, Christine Van Aken, Vince Chhabria, and Mollie M. Lee filed a brief for respondent City and County of San Francisco.

            Solicitor General Verrilli argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae in support of respondents.  With him on the brief were Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Delery, Deputy Solicitor General Srinivasan, Pratik A. Shah, Michael Jay Singer, and Jeffrey E. Sandberg.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the State of Indiana et al. by Gregory F. Zoeller, Attorney General of Indiana, Thomas M. Fisher, Solicitor General, Kenneth Cuccinelli, Attorney General of Virginia, and E. Duncan Getchell, Solicitor General, and by the Attorneys General for their respective States as follows: Luther Strange of Alabama, Michael C. Geraghty of Alaska, Tom C. Horne of Arizona, John W. Suthers of Colorado, Sam Olens of Georgia, Lawrence G. Wasden of Idaho, Derek Schmidt of Kansas, Timothy C. Fox of Montana, Jon Bruning of Nebraska, Wayne Stenehjem of North Dakota, Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma, Alan Wilson of South Carolina, Marty Jackley of South Dakota, Greg Abbott of Texas, John E. Swallow of Utah, Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia,and J. B. Van Hollen of Wisconsin; for the State of Michigan by Bill Schuette, Attorney General of Michigan, John J. Bursch, Solicitor General, B. Eric Restuccia, Deputy Solicitor General, Aaron D. Lindstrom, Assistant Solicitor General, and Joseph E. Potchen and Tonya C. Jeter, Assistant Attorneys General; for the American Civil Rights Union by Peter J. Ferrara; for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty by Eric Rassbach, Lori Halstead Windham, and Adèle Auxier Keim; for Catholic Answers et al. by Charles S. Limandri, Kimberlee Wood Colby, and Patrick T. Gillen; for Catholics for the Common Good et al. by Robert A. Destro; for the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence by John C. Eastman, Anthony T. Caso, and Edwin Meese III; for Citizens United et al. by William J. Olson, Michael Boos, Herbert W. Titus, John S. Miles, and Jeremiah L. Morgan; for the Coalition of African American Pastors USA et al. by Lynn D. Wardle; for the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Inc., by Lawrence J. Joseph; for the Ethics and Public Policy Center by M. Edward Whelan III; for the Family Research Council by Paul Benjamin Linton, Christopher M. Gacek, and Thomas L. Brejcha, Jr.; for the Foundation for Moral Law by John A. Eidsmoe; for the High Impact Leadership Coalition by Cleta Mitchell; for International Jurists et al. by W. Cole Durham, Jr., and Robert Theron Smith; for Judicial Watch, Inc., et al. by Paul J. Orfanedes, Chris Fedeli, and Julie Axelrod; for Liberty Counsel, Inc., et al. by Mathew D. Staver, Anita L. Staver, Stephen M. Crampton, Mary E. McAlister, and Rena M. Lindevaldsen; for the Liberty, Life and Law Foundation et al. by Deborah J. Dewart; for the Lighted Candle Society by George M. Weaver and John L. Harmer; for the Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance by Michael D. Dean; for Minnesota for Marriage by Teresa Stanton Collett; for the National Association of Evangelicals et al. by Von G. Keetch, Alexander Dushku, and R. Shawn Gunnarson; for Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays by Dean R. Broyles; for Patrick Henry College by Michael P. Farris and John Warwick Montgomery; for Scholars of History et al. by William C. Duncan; for Social Science Professors by Abram J. Pafford; for Thirty-Seven Scholars of Federalism and Judicial Restraint by Robert F. Nagel, pro se; for the Thomas More Law Center et al. by Richard Thompson and Robert H. Tyler; for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by Anthony R. Picarello, Jr., Jeffrey Hunter Moon, and Michael F. Moses; for the Westboro Baptist Church by Margie J. Phelps; for Helen M. Alvaré by Ms. Alvaré, pro se; for David Benkof et al. by Herbert G. Grey; for David Boyle by Mr. Boyle, pro se; for Paul McHughby Gerard V. Bradley; and for Matthew B. O’Brien by Kristen K. Waggoner.  Irving L. Gornstein, Jonathan D. Hacker, and Anton Metlitsky filed a brief for Walter Dellinger urging vacatur.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the State of California by Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California, Daniel J. Powell, Deputy Attorney General, Rochelle C. East, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Kathleen A. Kenealy, Chief Assistant Attorney General, and Tamar Pachter, Supervising Deputy Attorney General; for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts et al. by Martha Coakley, Attorney General of Massachusetts, and Jonathan B. Miller, Maura T. Healey, Gabrielle Viator, and Genevieve C. Nadeau, Assistant Attorneys General, and by the Attorneys General for their respective jurisdictions as follows: George Jepsen of Connecticut, Joseph R. Biden III of Delaware, Irvin B. Nathan of the District of Columbia, Lisa Madigan of Illinois, Tom Miller of Iowa, Janet T. Mills of Maine, Douglas F. Gansler of Maryland, Michael A. Delaney of New Hampshire, Gary K. King of New Mexico, Eric T. Schneiderman of New York, Ellen F. Rosenblum of Oregon, William H. Sorrell of Vermont, and Robert W. Ferguson of Washington; for Adoption and Child Welfare Advocates by Michael F. Sturley and Lynn E. Blais; for the American Anthropological Association et al. by Sonya D. Winner; for American Companies by E. Joshua Rosenkranz, Karen G. Johnson-McKewan, Andrew D. Silverman, Michael K. Gottlieb, and Andrew G. Celli, Jr.; for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations et al. by Nicole G. Berner, Patrick J. Szymanski, and Lynn K. Rhinehart; for the American Humanist Association et al. by Elizabeth L. Hileman; for the American Jewish Committee by Douglas Laycock, Marc D. Stern, and Thomas C. Berg; for the American Psychological Association et al. by Paul M. Smith, Nathalie F. P. Gilfoyle, and William F. Sheehan; for the American Sociological Association by Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Jr., and Scott Thompson; for the Anti-Defamation League et al. by Christopher T. Handman, Dominic F. Perella, and Steven M. Freeman; for the Beverly Hills Bar Association et al. by Irving H. Greines and Cynthia E. Tobisman; for the Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the State of California et al. by Jeffrey S. Trachtman, Norman C. Simon, Joshua D. Glick, and Jason M. Moff; for the California Council of Churches et al. by Eric Alan Isaacson and Stacey Marie Kaplan; for the California Teachers Association et al. by Christopher L. Lebsock and Arthur N. Bailey, Jr.; for the Cato Institute et al. by Robert A. Levy, Ilya Shapiro, Douglas T. Kendall, Elizabeth B. Wydra, David H. Gans, and Judith E. Schaeffer; for Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure Professors by Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Kelly M. Dermody, Brendan P. Glackin, Anne B. Shaver, Alison M. Stocking, Lisa J. Cisneros, and Rachel J. Geman; for the Family Equality Council et al. by William J. Hibsher, K. Lee Marshall, David Greene, Katherine Keating, and Barbara Bennett Woodhouse; for Foreign and Comparative Law Experts et al. by Ruth N. Borenstein and Marc A. Hearron; for GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality by Nicholas M. O’Donnell and Hector Vargas; for Garden State Equality by Lawrence S. Lustberg; for International Human Rights Advocates by Tejinder Singh; for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., et al. by Jon W. Davidson, Jennifer C. Pizer, Camilla B. Taylor, Gary D. Buseck, Mary L. Bonauto, Hayley Gorenberg, and Susan L. Sommer; for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights et al. by Jonathan S. Franklin, Lisa M. Bornstein, and Anne M. Rodgers; for Marriage Equality USA by Martin N. Buchanan; for the National Center for Lesbian Rights by Shannon P. Minter and Christopher F. Stoll; for the National Organization for Women Foundation et al. by Rebecca Edelson and Michael D. Rips; for the National Women’s Law Center et al. by David C. Codell, Marcia D. Greenberger, Emily J. Martin, Barbara B. Brown, Stephen B. Kinnaird, and Jennifer S. Baldocchi; for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc., by Andrew J. Davis and Jiyun Cameron Lee; for the Southern Poverty Law Center by Jon B. Streeter; for Survivors of Sexual Orientation Change Therapies by Sanford Jay Rosen; for the Utah Pride Center et al. by Paul C. Burke, John W. Mackay, Brett L. Tolman, Jacquelyn D. Rogers, Mica McKinney, and Adam D. Wentz; for the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund by Gloria R. Allred; for William N. Eskridge, Jr., et al. by Kathleen M. O’Sullivan; for Gary J. Gates by Marjorie Press Lindblom and Sarah E. Piepmeier; for Chris Kluwe et al. by John A. Dragseth and Timothy R. Holbrook; for Kenneth B. Mehlman et al. by Seth P. Waxman, Paul R. Q. Wolfson, Alan E. Schoenfeld, Mark C. Fleming, and Felicia H. Ellsworth; for Maria Nieto by David A. Kettel; for California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez et al. by Laura W. Brill; for Edward D. Stein et al. by Frederick A. Brodie, Michael J. Kass, and Kevin M. Fong; and for Jonathan D. Wallace et al. by Mr. Wallace, pro se.

            Briefs of amici curiae were filed for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers et al. by Diana E. Richmond, Louis P. Feuchtbaum, and Richard B. Rosenthal; for Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom et al. by Jerome C. Roth and Michelle T. Friedland; for California Professors of Family Law by Herma Hill Kay, Joan Heifetz Hollinger, Sean M. SeLegue, and John S. Throckmorton; for the Columbia Law School Sexuality & Gender Law Clinic et al. by Suzanne B. Goldberg; for Constitutional Law Scholars by Lori Alvino McGill and Jessica E. Phillips; for Equality California by Christopher G. Caldwell and Albert Giang; for the Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic by Aderson Bellegarde François and Benjamin G. Shatz; for the Organization of American Historians et al. by Catherine E. Stetson and Mary Helen Wimberly; for the Pacific Legal Foundation et al. by Meriem L. Hubbard and Harold E. Johnson; for Political Science Professors by Robert A. Long, Jr., and Mark W. Mosier; for Robert P. George et al. by Mr. George, pro se; for Leon R. Kass et al. by Nelson Lund and Kenneth A. Klukowski; for the Honorable Judith S. Kaye (Retired) et al. by Ethan P. Schulman, Scott L. Winkelman, and Chiemi D. Suzuki; for Daniel N. Robinson by Kevin T. Snider; and for Rev. Rick Yramategui et al. by William K. Rentz.

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No. 12–357, Sekhar v. United States

Argued April 23, 2013

            Paul D. Clement argued the cause for petitioner.  With him on the briefs was George W. Hicks, Jr.

            Sarah E. Harrington argued the cause for the United States.  With her on the brief were Solicitor General Verrilli, Acting Assistant Attorney General Raman, Deputy Solicitor General Dreeben, and Joel M. Gershowitz.

            John D. Cline, Timothy Lynch, Ilya Shapiro, and David M. Porter filed a brief for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers et al. as amici curiae urging reversal.

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No. 12–307, United States v. Windsor, Executor of the Estate of Spyer, et al.

Argued March 27, 2013

            Vicki C. Jackson, by appointment of the Court, 568 U. S. ___, argued the cause as amicus curiae (jurisdiction).  With her on the briefs were Patricia A. Millett, Ruthanne M. Deutsch, Michael C. Small, and Beth Heifetz.

            Deputy Solicitor General Srinivasan argued the cause for the United States (jurisdiction).  With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Verrilli, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Delery, Eric J. Feigin, Michael Jay Singer, and August E. Flentje.

            Paul D. Clement argued the cause for respondent Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives (jurisdiction).  With him on the briefs were H. Christopher Bartolomucci, Nicholas J. Nelson, Kerry W. Kircher, Mary Beth Walker, and Eleni M. RoumelRoberta A. Kaplan, Walter Rieman, Jaren Janghorbani, Colin S. Kelly, Arthur Eisenberg, Mariko Hirose, Pamela S. Karlan, Jeffrey L. Fisher, James D. Esseks, Joshua A. Block, Leslie Cooper, and Steven R. Shapiro filed briefs for respondent Windsor. 

            Mr. Clement argued the cause for respondent Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives (merits).  With him on the briefs were Messrs. Bartolomucci, Nelson, Kircher, and Mses. Walker and Roumel.

            Solicitor General Verrilli argued the cause for the United States (merits).  With him on the brief were Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Delery, Deputy Solicitor General Srinivasan, Pratik A. Shah, and Messrs. Singer and Flentje.

            Ms. Kaplan argued the cause for respondent Windsor (merits).  With her on the brief were Andrew J. Ehrlich, Mr. Janghorbani, Julie E. Fink, Joshua D. Kaye, Mr. Eisenberg, Mses. Hirose and Karlan, Messrs. Fisher and Esseks, Rose A. Saxe, and Messrs. Block, Cooper, and Shapiro.

            Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal (merits) were filed for the State of Indiana et al. by Gregory F. Zoeller, Attorney General of Indiana, and Thomas M. Fisher, Solicitor General, and by the Attorneys General for their respective States as follows: Luther Strange of Alabama, Michael C. Geraghty of Alaska, Tom C. Horne of Arizona, Sam Olens of Georgia, Lawrence G. Wasden of Idaho, Derek Schmidt of Kansas, Bill Schuette of Michigan, Timothy C. Fox of Montana, Wayne Stenehjem of North Dakota, Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma, Alan Wilson of South Carolina, Greg Abbott of Texas, John E. Swallow of Utah, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II of Virginia, Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia, and J. B. Van Hollen of Wisconsin; for the American Civil Rights Union by Peter J. Ferrara; for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty by Eric Rassbach, Lori Halstead Windham, and Adèle Auxier Keim; for the Beverly LaHaye Institute et al. by Steven W. Fitschen; for Catholic Answers et al. by Charles S. Limandri, Kimberlee Wood Colby, and Patrick T. Gillen; for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty et al. by R. Bradley Lewis; for Citizens United’s National Committee for Family, Faith and Prayer et al. by Herbert W. Titus, William J. Olson, John S. Miles, Jeremiah L. Morgan, and Michael Boos; for the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage by Monte Neil Stewart; for Concerned Women for America by Holly L. Carmichael; for the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Inc., by Lawrence J. Joseph; for the Family Research Council by Paul Benjamin Linton, Thomas Brejcha, and Christopher M. Gacek; for the Foundation for Moral Law by John A. Eidsmoe; for International Jurists and Academics by W. Cole Durham, Jr., pro se, and Robert T. Smith; for Law Professors by Lynn D. Wardle, pro se; for the Liberty, Life and Law Foundation et al. by Deborah J. Dewart; for Manhattan Declaration Inc. by John Mauck; for the National Association of Evangelicals et al. by Von G. Keetch, Alexander Dushku, and R. Shawn Gunnarson; for the National Organization for Marriage by William C. Duncan; for Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays by Dean R. Broyles; for Social Science Professors by Abram J. Pafford; for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by Anthony R. Picarello, Jr., Jeffrey Hunter Moon, and Michael F. Moses; for the Westboro Baptist Church by Margie J. Phelps; for Helen M. Alvaré by Ms. Alvaré, pro se; for David Boyle by Mr. Boyle, pro se; for Robert P. George et al. by Mr. George, pro se; for United States Senator Orrin G. Hatch et al. by Michael L. Stern; for Paul McHugh by Gerard V. Bradley; for Matthew B. O’Brien by Kristen K. Waggoner; and for Dovid Z. Schwartz by Mr. Schwartz, pro se.

            G. Eric Brunstad, Jr., Collin O’Connor Udell, Matthew J. Delude, Constance Beverley, Alicia M. Farley, and Amy Thayer filed a brief for the Honorable John K. Olson as amicus curiae urging affirmance (jurisdiction).

            Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance (merits) were filed for 172 Members of the United States House of Representatives et al. by Miriam R. Nemetz, Richard B. Katskee, Michael B. Kimberly, and Heather C. Sawyer; for the State of New York et al. by Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General, Cecelia C. Chang, Deputy Solicitor General, and Andrew W. Amend and Mark H. Shawhan, Assistant Solicitors General, Martha Coakley, Attorney General of Massachusetts, and Maura T. Healey, Jonathan B. Miller, and Joshua D. Jacobson, Assistant Attorneys General, and by the Attorneys General for their respective jurisdictions as follows: Kamala D. Harris of California, George Jepsen of Connecticut, Joseph R. Biden III of Delaware, Irvin B. Nathan of the District of Columbia, Lisa Madigan of Illinois, Thomas J. Miller of Iowa, Janet T. Mills of Maine, Douglas F. Gansler of Maryland, Michael A. Delaney of New Hampshire, Gary K. King of New Mexico, Ellen F. Rosenblum of Oregon, Peter F. Kilmartin of Rhode Island, William H. Sorrell of Vermont, and Robert W. Ferguson of Washington; for the American Bar Association by Laurel G. Bellows and Travis J. Tu; for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations et al. by Nicole G. Berner, Lynn K. Rhinehart, Patrick J. Szymanski, Alice O’Brien, and Jason Walta; for the American Humanist Association et al. by Elizabeth L. Hileman; for the American Jewish Committee by Douglas Laycock, Marc D. Stern, and Thomas C. Berg; for the American Psychological Association et al. by William F. Sheehan, Paul M. Smith, and Nathalie F. P. Gilfoyle; for the American Sociological Association by Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Jr.; for the Anti-Defamation League et al. by Douglas Hallward-Driemeier and Steven M. Freeman; for Bishops of the Episcopal Church et al. by Jeffrey S. Trachtman, Norman C. Simon, Joshua D. Glick, and Jason M. Moff; for the Cato Institute et al. by Douglas T. Kendall, Elizabeth B. Wydra, David H. Gans, Judith E. Schaeffer, Robert A. Levy, and Ilya Shapiro; for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington by Alan B. Morrison, Anne L. Weismann, and Melanie Sloan; for Family and Child Welfare Law Professors by H. Rodgin Cohen, Sharon L. Nelles, Garrard R. Beeney, Laura W. Brill, and Joan Heifetz Hollinger, pro se; for the Family Equality Council et al. by William J. Hibsher, K. Lee Marshall, Katherine Keating, and Barbara Bennett Woodhouse; for Federalism Scholars by Roy T. Englert, Jr., and Ernest A. Young, pro se; for Former Federal Election Commission Officials by Trevor Potter, pro se; for Former Federal Intelligence Officer by James F. Segroves; for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders et al. by Gary D. Buseck, Mary L. Bonauto, Susan L. Sommer, Jon W. Davidson, Tara L. Borelli, Paul M. Smith, Luke C. Platzer, and Melissa A. Cox; for GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality by Nicholas M. O’Donnell and Hector Vargas; for Historians et al. by Catherine R. Connors; for the Institute for Justice by William H. Mellor, Robert J. McNamara, and Paul M. Sherman; for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights et al. by Jonathan S. Franklin, Lisa Bornstein, Anne M. Rodgers, Shannon P. Minter, Christopher F. Stoll, and Timothy S. Fisher; for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., by Elise C. Boddie, Rachel M. Kleinman, Ria Tabacco Mar, and Joshua Civin; for the National Women’s Law Center et al. by David C. Codell, Marcia D. Greenberger, Emily J. Martin, Barbara B. Brown, Stephen B. Kinnaird, and Jennifer S. Baldocchi; for the Partnership for New York City by Marc Wolinsky and Kevin S. Schwartz; for Political Science Professors by Robert A. Long, Jr., and Mark W. Mosier; for Scholars of the Constitutional Rights of Children by J. Robert Brown, Catherine E. Smith, and Kyle C. Velte; for Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders et al. by Joseph F. Tringali and Robert E. Rains; for Survivors of Sexual Orientation Change Therapies by Sanford Jay Rosen; for 278 Employers and Organizations Representing Employers by Sabin Willett, Mary T. Huser, Susan Baker Manning, and John A. Polito; for the Utah Pride Center et al. by Paul C. Burke, John W. Mackay, Brett L. Tolman, Jacquelyn D. Rogers, Mica McKinney, and Adam D. Wentz; for Bruce Ackerman et al. by Lori Alvino McGill and Jessica E. Phillips; for Former Senator Bill Bradley et al. by Kevin K. Russell; for Gary J. Gates by Marjorie Press Lindblom and Sarah E. Piepmeier; for Nan D. Hunter et al. by Ms. Hunter and Suzanne B. Goldberg, both pro se; for the Honorable Lawrence J. Korb et al. by Carter G. Phillips and Eamon P. Joyce; for the Honorable John K. Olson by Messrs. Brunstad, Udell, and Delude, and Mses. Beverley, Farley, and Thayer; and for Donna E. Shalala et al. by Lisa S. Blatt, Christopher S. Rhee, and Ara Beth Gershengorn.

            Briefs of amici curiae (jurisdiction) were filed for Citizens United’s National Committee for Family, Faith and Prayer et al. by Messrs. Titus, Olson, Miles, Morgan, and Boos; for Constitutional Jurisprudence by John C. Eastman, Anthony T. Caso, and Edwin Meese III; for Constitutional Law Scholars by Andrew J. Pincus, Charles A. Rothfeld, and Jeffrey A. Meyer; for the Empire State Pride Agenda et al. by Peter T. Barbur; and for Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III et al. by Jay Alan Sekulow, Stuart J. Roth, Cecilia Noland-Heil, Laura Hernandez, and Erik Zimmerman.

            Briefs of amici curiae (merits) were filed for the Center for Fair Administration of Taxes by A. Lavar Taylor; for Family Law Professors et al. by Walter Dellinger, Dawn Sestito, and Amy R. Lucas; for Former Senior Justice Department Officials et al. by Paul R. Q. Wolfson, Alan E. Schoenfeld, Mark C. Fleming, and Felicia H. Ellsworth; for Liberty Counsel by Mathew D. Staver, Anita L. Staver, Stephen M. Crampton, and Mary E. McAlister; for the Los Angeles County Bar Association et al. by Anita Susan Brenner; for the Organization of American Historians et al. by Catherine E. Stetson and Mary Helen Wimberly; and for OutServe-SLDN Inc. by Abbe David Lowell and Christopher D. Man.

 

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