Mar 28

The same-sex marriage issue now: Back to the political realm?



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Lyle Denniston explains why the Supreme Court may pass the same-sex marriage issue largely back to the political realm of state legislatures and voter referendums.



Mar 27

Constitution Check: Is the court going to take a pass on same-sex marriage?



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Lyle Denniston explains the key role Justice Anthony Kennedy played in Tuesday’s Proposition 8 arguments, and why a stalemate could be in store.



Mar 25

The court, marriage, and high expectations



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Lyle Denniston previews the historic arguments this week about same-sex marriage in front of the Supreme Court.



Mar 21

Constitution Check: Will the Supreme Court be guided by polls about same-sex marriage?



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Will public opinion polls sway the Supreme Court as it considers two cases related to same-sex marriage? Lyle Denniston looks at how the court has discussed the idea of political pressures in the past.



Mar 19

Constitution Check: Can there be no exceptions to Second Amendment gun rights?



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Lyle Denniston examines claims that the Second Amendment protects gun-ownership rights extensively and how that jibes with a 2008 Supreme Court decision.