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A nonprofit group said yesterday it is filing an ethics complaint against U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, over how he and other House Republican leaders plan to pay for litigation over the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The ethics complaint is the latest volley in a fight that began in February when President Barack Obama instructed the Justice Department to stop defending the law. House Republicans took up the role, which could involve 11 or more cases in federal courts, and they hired former solicitor general Paul Clement as their lead counsel. Congress was recently granted the right to intervene in Windsor v. United States, 10 civ. 8435, a challenge to the act filed in the Southern District (NYLJ, June 3). Mr. Clement was granted permission to intervene

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