In 2006, Alabama voters overwhelmingly passed a ban on gay marriage. Last month a federal court lifted that law, but the state’s supreme court chief justice ordered judges to ignore the ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused an appeal to uphold the ban, allowing same-sex unions and setting up a legal showdown over state rights. Judy Woodruff talks to Joseph Smith of the University of Alabama. Continue reading
Thomas wrote that the court “looks the other way as yet another federal district judge casts aside state laws” and that “this acquiescence may well be seen as a signal of the court’s intended resolution of that question.” Continue reading
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks candidly about career challenges she overcame to make it to the country’s highest court. Continue reading
The Supreme Court is taking another look at President Barack Obama’s health care law, and this time it’s not just the White House that should be worried.
News organizations, start training your interns for running now. The Supreme Court will not be broadcasting its historic arguments over gay marriage on live television. Continue reading
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D2D Fund aims to strengthen financial opportunity for low and moderate income consumers through new products and policies. Read our Q&A with Joanna Smith-Ramani, Director of Scale Strategies for D2D Fund. Continue reading
A new poll finds that most people think Congress or states should act to restore health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court decides later this year they are not permitted in states where the federal government is running the marketplace.
The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. Continue reading
A case between a Texas state housing agency and an advocacy organization asks the Supreme Court to decide whether unintentional discrimination over federal tax credits violates the Fair Housing Act. The results could have repercussions beyond both the state of Texas and the housing industry. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal helps outline the case with Judy Woodruff. Continue reading