Are skiers and snowboarders equal under the 14th Amendment? That was the question at hand in a federal courtroom this week.
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It only seems to be a matter of when, and not if, the issue of same-sex marriage is heading back to the United States Supreme Court next year, after a busy week of legal activity.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at how and when the Supreme Court will deal with four cases related to same-sex marriage.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says the same-sex marriage fight will come down to a debate about granting a new right to a group of people, or confirming a right that is historically contained in the Constitution.
Back on remand from the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit this week upheld the use of affirmative action in admissions by the University of Texas at Austin.