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U.S. wants faster review of DOMA gay-rights case
SF Gate • Mar 27, 2012
Obama's Justice Department asked the full appeals court Monday to bypass the customary three judges and convene an 11-judge panel.
That procedure would not only expedite the case - the larger panel is the last step before Supreme Court review - but also enable the court to set a stricter standard for laws that deny equal treatment. The panel could overturn the circuit's 1990 ruling allowing such laws to be upheld if they have any rational justification.
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