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Confounding those who expected the Roberts Court to deliver a blow to the use of race in university admissions, Justice Anthony Kennedy today authored a 4-3 opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin ...

June 26 marks the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Fourteenth Amendment requires every state to allow same-sex couples to marry. This was a life-changing ruling for me and for other lesbians and gay men across the country...

On June 9, 2016, the Supreme Court in Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle held, 6-2, that Puerto Rico and the United States are a single sovereign for Double Jeopardy purposes, which means that they cannot both prosecute an individual for the same offense. Sandwiched between the majority and...

When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Williams v. Pennsylvania, holding that a judge’s failure to recuse himself from a case in which he was previously involved violated the Constitution’s Due Process Clause, it was obviously a win for the convicted defendant. Moreover, by...

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