Sunday, March 24, 2013

Use SCOTUS Blog For S Court This Week

Of course I will add items for your classes this week, but with two potentially landmark Supreme Court cases this week the place you will want to go with your students is the leader for watching the Supreme Court which is SCOTUS Blog. Here is their page for Hollingsworth v Perry (argued this coming Tuesday) which looks at if CA can be blocked from deciding if marriage is between a man and a woman because of the equal protection clause.  Here is the page for Wednesday's US v. Windsor which looks at whether DOMA is a violation of the 5th amendment's due process clause applying the 14th's amendment equal protection clause (via Gitlow v. New York).  Both pages have the plaintiff/defendant briefs as well as a ton of amicus curiae briefs (which always go up dramatically on key cases).  

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