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  • Shannen Coffin, former deputy assistant attorney general for the Civil Division, told The Washington Times that administrations frequently defend laws they disagree with, and that it's a "cardinal principle" that a president "has an obligation" to do so unless no reasonable argument can be made in favor of the law's constitutionality.

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  • The White House's decision on DOMA, Mr. Coffin said, is "politics dressed up as constitutional law."

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