Paul, Weiss represents Edith ("Edie") Windsor in her historic
lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of
Marriage Act (DOMA). Litigation partner Roberta Kaplan argued
the case before the United States Supreme Court on March 27, urging
the Justices to affirm the decision of the Second Circuit
Ms. Windsor spent 44 years together with her late spouse, Thea
Spyer, but was forced to pay more than $360,000 in federal estate
taxes because the federal government refused to recognize their
marriage after Ms. Spyer's death solely because of DOMA. Had Ms.
Windsor been married to a man, rather than a woman, she would not
have had to pay any federal estate tax at all.