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On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to allow county clerk Kim Davis in Kentucky to deny marriage licenses to couples. Later in the week, ISCOTUS director Chris Schmidt...

1 day 20 hours ago

There was not much mystery as to how this one was going to turn out. Kim Davis’ legal arguments for why she should not be required to follow the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling were paper thin. They got her nowhere. The only real question was whether the Kentucky county clerk was going to back down when her legal appeals were exhausted. She did not. On Monday the Supreme Court...

4 days 3 hours ago

The next wave of litigation involving same-sex marriage is now underway.   In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling last June striking down same-sex marriage bans across the nation in Obergefell v. Hodges, various individuals have been claiming a constitutional right to continue resisting same-sex marriage. At the core of these cases is what Justice Thomas in Obergefell described as an “inevitable” conflict...

2 weeks 1 day ago

Julian Bond, the legendary civil rights activist who died on Sunday at age 75, had his day at the Supreme Court on November 11, 1966. The previous year he had easily won his race for a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, but his new colleagues refused to seat him. Bond, a self-described pacifist, had been openly critical of the Vietnam War and the draft...

7 weeks 3 hours ago

Guest Post by Vinay Harpalani, Associate Professor of Law, Savannah Law School

In its October 2015 term, the U.S. Supreme Court will once again consider the constitutionality of race-conscious admissions policies. On June 29, the Court surprised many observers when it granted Abigail Fisher’s...