A March 28 article in the New York Times titled “For Obama, Tricky Balancing Act in Enforcing Defense of Marriage Act” cited an April 2012 Columbia Law Review article co-authored by William & Mary law professor Neal Devins.
The article, titled “The Indefensible Duty to Defend," by Devins and University of Virginia law professor Saikrishna Prakash is the first, according to the authors, “to systematically examine Department of Justice refusals to defend.”
Click here to access the article on the Columbia Law Review website.
Professor Devins is author or editor of ten books, including The Democratic Constitution (Oxford U. Press 2d ed., forthcoming 2013) with Louis Fisher. He also has published more than 100 articles, essays, and book chapters and serves as editor of Duke University Press’s Constitutional Conflicts book series. He teaches at the College of William & Mary, where he is Goodrich Professor of Law, Cabell Research Professor of Law, Professor of Government, director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, and director of the Election Law Program.