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Obama picks Supreme Court nominee, Republicans promise to block

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Despite Republicans promising to block any nominee, President Barack Obama announced the nomination of chief judge of the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court Wednesday. Continue reading

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s legacy

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United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, died of natural causes at a resort in West Texas on Saturday. The first Italian-American on the Supreme Court, Scalia was known for his conservative positions, keen intellect and quick sense of humor. Continue reading

Breaking down the SCOTUS decision on marriage equality for your class

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Background of Obergefell v. Hodges In the case Obergefell v. Hodges, plaintiff James Obergefell argued that the state of Ohio should recognize his marriage to his…read more

Timeline of same-sex marriage laws – Class Resource

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Use this timeline of events and accompanying vocab sheet to break down the movement for marriage equality for your classes. A handout version of this…read more

Supreme Court rules against Abercrombie & Fitch in religious dress case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a young Muslim woman who was denied a position at Abercrombie & Fitch on the basis of her religious dress. Continue reading

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