Thursday, August 7, 2014

Conflict in Circuits and Issuing Certiorari

For those in favor of ending bans on gay marriage, this WashPost article's title implies that it may be about to reach a problem in Ohio.  But it is a great way to go over how cases make it to the US Supreme Court.  As this short piece details, it takes conflict (sometimes multiple) in primarily circuit courts to get the justices attention.  As this article explains, the Brown v. Board of Education case was actually four state and one D.C. case - a total of five, rolled together which convinced the court to issue a writ of certiorari. 

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