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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued the following statement after today’s oral arguments before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago in the matter of Wolf, et al. v. Walker, et al.
“My duty to support and defend the Constitution is not limited. I am increasingly concerned about the federal government’s reach into, if not domination of, powers guaranteed to the States and the people in the 10th Amendment. All laws governing domestic relations, whether they are laws concerning marriage or divorce or child custody, have been traditionally left to the States. Wisconsin’s laws defining marriage should be given the same respect and deference,” Van Hollen said.
Please find below links to Wisconsin’s opening and reply briefs in the Seventh Circuit.