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  • A U.S. House of Representatives panel moved to intervene in the domestic partner benefits case we talked about last week, where an Eastern District of Pennsylvania judge has asked the parties to brief the issue of whether discrimination against same sex partners violates substantive due process or the equal protection clause.  The Congressional panel wants to defend the constitutionality of DOMA.  [Post-Gazette]
  • K&L Gates opens an office in sunny Sao Paulo, Brazil.  It’s the first Pennsylvania law firm to open in South America. [Post-Gazette] Yay! But I am holding out for a Cuba office.
  • Penn State scandal will be a test of failure-to-report laws for child abuse.  [Post-Gazette]  Governor Corbett calls on legislature to enact a stricter reporting law. [CNN]
  • The judge who set unsecured bail for Sandusky is a Second Mile volunteer.  Ugh. [Deadspin]  Moving on!
  • Congratulations to Pittsburgh law firm Tucker Arensberg, which was ranked Tier 1 in healthcare and other specialties by U.S. News & World Report.  [Med Law]