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Lawyers Build Cases for Marriage Equality Based on Supreme Court's Rulings

Lawyers Build Cases for Marriage Equality Based on Supreme Court's Rulings
When the Supreme Court struck down part of an anti-gay marriage law, Justice Anthony Kennedy took pains in his majority opinion to say the ruling applied only to legally married same-sex couples seeking benefits from the federal government. But judges and lawyers representing same-sex couples are already using Kennedy's language and reasoning in other cases about the right to marry.
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Mark Sherman
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Chris Christie Supports Marriage Inequality and Thus Himself in 2016 Republican Primary

Chris Christie Supports Marriage Inequality and Thus Himself in 2016 Republican Primary
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blasted the Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings, saying they were "wrong," "inappropriate," and "insulting." By supporting the 2,000 year old institution of marriage, Christie continues his angling towards the 2016 Republican primary.
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Shoes or Poll Tax? AFL-CIO Vows to Revive Protections for Voters

Shoes or Poll Tax? AFL-CIO Vows to Revive Protections for Voters
Arlene Holt Baker, the Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO, said of yesterday's decision to strike down the Voting Rights Act: "We have gone backward. The decision has placed a stamp of approval on barriers to justice." So what can now be done to move the freedom of democracy back in the right direction?
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Arlene Holt Baker
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Justice Scalia Reaffirms Anti-Equality Opinions, Need for Supreme Court Term Limits

Justice Scalia Reaffirms Anti-Equality Opinions, Need for Supreme Court Term Limits
Speaking to the North Carolina Bar Association in Asheville, N.C., on Friday morning, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia further discussed his opinions on marriage equality, the death penalty, abortions and more. It was quickly apparent that, unlike the rest of America, Scalia's thoughts on these so-called moral issues haven't changed in his 27 years on the court.
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Brandon Perkins
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Filibusted: Lawsuit Challenges Senate's Super-Majority Requirement

Filibusted: Lawsuit Challenges Senate's Super-Majority Requirement
We’re about to learn whether the third branch of government — the judiciary — can summon the will to confront the U.S. Senate and order that body to change its rules to comport with the Constitution. A brief that argues that the Constitution’s authors intended for most legislation rise or fall on the vote of a simple majority of senators was filed in D.C.'s U.S. Court of Appeals.
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Scalia’s Speech to Secretive Hollywood Political Organization Raises Questions

Scalia’s Speech to Secretive Hollywood Political Organization Raises Questions
Common Cause has obtained the financial disclosure reports of eight of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court. Justice Alito’s is unavailable, either because it was not yet ready for release or because he filed an extension.
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Will Public Support for Same-Sex Unions Influence Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions?

Will Public Support for Same-Sex Unions Influence Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions?
The court is expected to rule by late June in two cases involving same-sex marriage. One is a challenge to California's voter-approved Proposition 8 that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The other seeks to strike down a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that denies to legally married same-sex couples a range of benefits that generally are available to married heterosexuals.
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Supreme Court’s Favorable Rating Still at Historic Low

Supreme Court’s Favorable Rating Still at Historic Low
As the Supreme Court deliberates on two same-sex marriage cases, and with several other high-profile cases on its docket, the court’s favorability rating remains close to an all-time low.
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Thomas Jefferson's Endorsement of Marriage Equality

Thomas Jefferson's Endorsement of Marriage Equality
The arguments against equality in marriage are so often for what they see as religious reasons, or knee-jerk misconceptions of what the Founding Fathers intended for this country.
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Prop 8 'Unlikely to be Upheld' According to SCOTUSblog

Prop 8 'Unlikely to be Upheld' According to SCOTUSblog
No one has a more respect view of court cases coming out of the Supreme Court than the popular Web site SCOTUSblog. Halfway through oral arguments about Tuesday landmark case pertaining to the legality of California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state, SCOTUSblog tweeted that the 2008 ballot measure is "unlikely to be upheld."
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