Posts tagged "scotus"

Supreme Court To Hear Four Gay Marriage Cases, May End Up Making It A Constitutional Right

Today, the Supreme Court announced it would consider four new gay marriage cases and decide whether individual states have the right to ban gay marriage. Given that they refused to hear seven appeals from states where gay marriage bans had been invalidated back in October, experts expect that the Court will rule in favor of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

Scenes From The Supreme Courts Ruling On The Defense Of Marriage Act & Prop 8

On Wednesday morning the Supreme Court ruled to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and California's anti-gay marriage Prop 8. After months of waiting for a decision, gay marriage supporters can breathe a sigh of relief. Photos from around the Supreme Court and in San Francisco's City Hall capture the ebullient mood of gay…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Rules Defense Of Marriage Act & Prop 8 Are Unconstitutional

In a huge victory for gay marriage supporters, the Supreme Court ruled 5-to-4 on Wednesday that the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 are both unconstitutional. According to the SCOTUS blog the judges ruled in the following fashion: Roberts dissents. Scalia dissents. DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of perso…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2013

The Long Road To Marriage Equality in America & What This Week’s Rulings May Mean

After three months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States is due to give rulings on the cases of Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry this Thursday June 27. These two cases mean very different things for the fate of same-sex marriage in America. Windsor v. United States is a case…

By: Mary Odell / June 25, 2013

When Fox News And CNN Got The SCOTUS Health Care Ruling Wrong

Remember this morning, when the Supreme Court upheld Obama's health care law? That was awesome. But in the moments after the ruling came down, there was mass confusion about what it all meant. After all, Supreme Court rulings aren't just like, YAY or NAY. They're hundreds of complexly worded legal documents. So because both CNN…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 28, 2012

Is It Possible To “Judge Like A Woman”?

Just how much does gender influence the way a judge makes decisions? The New York Times tried to tackle this behemoth question—as it pertains to Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court—in one tight little article this weekend. And while we hate to nitpick, the title alone kinda pissed us off: "Debate O…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2009