A lot of topics crop up when people argue about politics and Supreme Court decisions, but the historic 1857 Dred Scott decision about slavery usually isn’t one of them.
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Matt Bowman of the Alliance Defending Freedom and Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress examine constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate with guest host Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at remarks made by a Tennessee judge that his court lacked the power to decide a divorce case because of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision.
In this commentary, Robin Fretwell Wilson of the University of Illinois says states can find creative solutions to resolve the clash between LGBT rights and religious freedom.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the Kim Davis case, and how reconciling the principles of faith and the performance of public duty has been an unending task of constitutional interpretation.