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CBS Quotes Distinguished Prof. Robson on Potential of Supreme Court DOMA Cases

December 5, 2012

In a CBS News article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson comments on the likelihood that the Supreme Court will hear any of the eight cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). A provision of the law denying certain federal benefits has been struck down by the first and second circuit court of appeals. Robson told, “Here are two circuit courts that held a federal law unconstitutional, and if the Supreme Court doesn’t intervene, that would be just sitting out there — it would be unconstitutional in those circuits but not elsewhere.”

Distinguished Prof. Robson teaches in the areas of constitutional law, family law, feminist legal theory, and sexuality and the law. She is the author of many articles in such journals as New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, Albany Law Review, Women’s Rights Law Reporter, Hastings Law Journal, Australian Feminist Law Journal, and Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence.

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