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Mar 14

Dereliction of Duty: State Attorneys General Failing to Defend Marriage Laws in Court

State marriage laws across the country are facing constitutional challenges in the wake of last year’s Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, which struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Several state Attorneys General have publicly announced that they will not defend their state laws against such legal challenges, and United States Attorney General Eric Holder recently came out in support of these state officials. Join us as our distinguished guests discuss the duty of the top legal officers in the federal government and state governments to defend laws in court.

More About the Speakers

Featuring a Keynote Address by
The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli
Former Attorney General of Virginia 

Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Carrie Severino
Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network 

Ed Whelan
President, Ethics & Public Policy Center

Hosted By

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.

William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy Read More