In this commentary, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen says Chief Justice John Roberts has to balance his tendency to sidestep no-win propositions in Supreme Court decisions with two potential landmark cases on the horizon.
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A federal appeals court ruling on Thursday most likely means the Supreme Court will take up the same-sex marriage issue again in another landmark decision. Here’s how the courts have forced the issue and a look at the probable next steps.
Lyle Denniston, our constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the chain of events that led to Thursday’s Sixth Circuit federal appeals court ruling, which almost certainly sends the legality of same-sex marriages back to the Supreme Court in the near future.
Lyle Denniston, the constitutional literacy adviser for the National Constitution Center, looks at a new development in the same-sex marriage lawsuits that could bar federal courts from deciding the issue
Lyle Denniston looks at a 1972 one-sentence Supreme Court decision that might be the basis for the Court to step in to decide the same-sex marriage issue.