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  • The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, DOJ attorneys told a federal judge in Pennsylvania who requested briefing on the issue.  The judge had asked for briefing on the issue in a case over whether a deceased attorney’s domestic partner can collect the money from a profit sharing plan.  [Legal Intelligencer
  • Keevicam Weiss poached two partners from Obermeyer Rebmann Maxwell & Hipper and one associate from Thorpe Reed.  [Business Times]  Let the New Year’s job swapping begin!
  • Pittsburgher and former K&L lawyer Rick Santorum nearly won Iowa last night.  Here’s a roundup of some of his statements on the judiciary and the 10th Amendment.  [WSJ]
  • Yesterday was the first day to appeal new Allegheny County property tax reassessments and people came out in droves.  [Trib]
  • Cliff Tuttle wonders about the point of occupying BNY Mellon in 11 degree weather after the publicity has died down.  [Pittsburgh Legal Backtalk]
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