Walter Dellinger

former Assistant Attorney General and Solicitor General

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Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard University and general partner at O'Melveny and Myers, where he heads its Appellate practice; Professor Emeritus at Duke Law School; former Assistant Attorney General and later Solicitor General in the Clinton Administration (1996-1997 term of the Supreme Court), he has argued more than a dozen cases before the Supreme Court

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In 1996, Congress passed the " Defense of Marriage Act ," which limited marriage to a man and a woman.

Has Same-Sex Marriage Lost Its Political Power?

In 1996, Congress passed the " Defense of Marriage Act ," which limited marriage to a man and a woman.

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Last month, Federal Judge Virginia Phillips  declared  that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" deprives gays and lesbians of equal rights under the Constitution, and further deprives the military…

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' on a Legal Rollercoaster

Last month, Federal Judge Virginia Phillips declared that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" deprives gays and lesbians of equal rights under the Constitution, and further deprives the military…

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Since  Roe v. Wade  was decided 35 years ago, a woman's right to choose an abortion has been Issue Number One in the so-called "culture wars." But it's still the law.

The Evolving Tactics of the Pro-Life Movement

Since Roe v. Wade was decided 35 years ago, a woman's right to choose an abortion has been Issue Number One in the so-called "culture wars." But it's still the law.

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