UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 10, 2011
MICHAEL DRAGOVICH, ET AL.,
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Claudia Wilken United States District Judge
ORDER GRANTING MOTION OF THE BIPARTISAN LEGAL ADVISORY GROUP OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO INTERVENE FOR A LIMITED PURPOSE
UPON CONSIDERATION OF the Motion of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives to Intervene for a Limited Purpose ("Motion"), the Opposition, and the entire record herein, it is by the Court this 10th day of June, 2011,
ORDERED THAT the Motion is GRANTED. The group may intervene for the limited purpose of litigating--in the context of a motion or cross-motions for summary judgment--the constitutionality of Section III of DOMA under the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause, and/or noticing an appeal from any final judgment of this Court holding that DOMA is not constitutional under the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause.
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