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BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Declare DOMA Unconstitutional

By Ian Millhiser on May 31, 2012 at 10:14 am

"BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Declare DOMA Unconstitutional"

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A three judge panel of The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit just handed down a decision declaring the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Notably, the panel included Judges Juan Torruella and Michael Boudin, both of whom are Republican appointees. Judge Boudin, who authored the opinion, is one of the most highly regarded judges in the country; he frequently sends his former law clerks to clerk for Supreme Court justices. More analysis of his opinion will follow shortly.

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More analysis here: Why Judge Boudin Is Just Like 50 Cent

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