Celebrating the ruling in Washington, June 26 2015.
Same-sex marriage is now a legal right. How the justices arrived at this ruling. the critical role of Anthony Kennedy and the potential impact of the dissenters’ decisions.
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The bans on gay marriage in 13 states across America have been ruled unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court hasn’t been singing to Scalia’s tune.
Justice Scalia once again failed to win over either Justice Kennedy or Chief Justice Roberts, revealing he is losing the war over the Supreme Court’s heart.
Government speech versus free speech.
The South shall rise again – but not on Texas car bumpers. A look at the Supreme Court’s nix on adding Confederate flags to Texas vanity license plates
The Bill of Rights.
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Two recent Supreme Court cases on free speech might appear to be at odds with each other, but not if you examine the nuances of the court’s decisions
What will states using the federal insurance marketplace do if the Supreme Court rules against the government in King v Burwell?
If the Supreme Court ends subsidies for the federal exchange, affected states could just establish their own exchanges, right? It’s a little more complicated than that.
People in Columbia, SC speak out.
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Does the Confederate flag tell African American citizens that they are inferior? And if so, does that violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?
Are health law professors educating the Supreme Court?
In the oral argument in King v Burwell, the justices displayed a much more sophisticated understanding of the Affordable Care Act.
Jubilant scenes from Ireland’s ‘Yes’ cohort after a referendum victory that is echoing around the world.
The impact of Ireland’s affirmative vote on marriage equality is getting attention from all around the world. Will the result create a “social revolution” as some are suggesting?
What would a Supreme Court “compromise” do for gay parents?
What appears to a possible “compromise” in the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage may turn out to be a burden on gay and lesbian couples.
Nazi soldiers pose in front of a painting pilfered from the National Museum of Naples Picture Gallery.
If you’ve seen recent films like Woman in Gold and Monument Men, you’d think Americans are at the forefront of returning Nazi-looted art. They’re not.
A man waves a gay rights flag in front of the Supreme Court building.
Public opinion may play a role in the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on gay marriage but it will likely be in an unexpected way.
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The Supreme Court is the final word on the country’s laws but its decisions don’t necessarily end culture debates. Two scholars look at same sex-marriage arguments made before the court.
Oh say can you see…
America’s highest court is hearing arguments on gay marriage for what could be the last time. But both camps claim to have common sense on their side.
The design of a proposed “Sons of the Confederacy” Texas state license plate is shown in this handout illustration provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles March 20, 2015.
In hearing the case of a group determined to put an image of the Confederacy on a Texas license plate, the Supreme Court again examines the the limits of “offensive” speech.
Should the EPA figure the cost of reducing mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants for health reasons?
A Supreme Court case could undo a key piece of the Obama’s environmental agenda, which hinges on whether the EPA should consider the costs of air pollution controls from coal plants.
The new normal?
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This week’s news brings an important “ah hah” moment. The conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries and their political network of donors and opaque outside groups are…
The US Supreme Court will consider whether state bans on same-sex marriage are constitutional.
The US Supreme Court agreed last Friday to hear four cases about same-sex marriage. Essentially, this means that, having previously avoided doing so, the court will finally consider whether or not same-sex…
Universities in South Africa do it…
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“Affirmative action won’t be around for much longer, ” said one of our professors twenty years ago, advising against writing a dissertation on this topic. The United States Supreme Court’s Schuette decision…
Citizens too have a role in fixing things
Now that Capitol Hill has turned red, the debate has turned to whether this will increase gridlock or not. Certainly from the perspective of the President it will. He can expect vastly more difficulty…