SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage – Quick Resource Review

28 Apr

A Library with a View @ Georgia Law

U.S. Supreme Court buildingToday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, consolidated with three other cases, on whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires that states grant and/or recognize same-sex marriages.

The case will probably be decided in June.

If you’re short on time, here are 5 key facts about same-sex marriage from the non-partisan Pew Research Center.

SCOTUSblog editor, Amy Howe, has written an overview of the case in two parts:

Part I http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/04/same-sex-marriage-in-plain-english-part-i/

Part II http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/04/same-sex-marriage-in-plain-english-part-ii/

Nina Totenberg of NPR has said that groups, individuals, and governments with an interest in the outcome have issued a record number of amicus briefs, at 148, exceeding the record of 136 set for the 2013 Obamacare case.

Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), and the Los Angeles Times have examined the case with a view to how crucial Chief Justice Robert Kennedy’s vote may be.

Richard Wolf…

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One Response to “SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage – Quick Resource Review”

  1. Jen Wolf April 28, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    Hey, thanks for the reblog! Just a quick fix on a typo we noticed in the original post (since fixed, online). In our haste to post, we managed to blend Justices Roberts and Kennedy. The corrected paragraph should read: “Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), and the Los Angeles Times have examined the case with views to how crucial the votes may be from Justices Roberts and Kennedy.”

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