This week’s Roundup is a little lengthier than usual. It encompasses the last two weeks – and the last two weeks of the Supreme Court were very newsworthy! You can find articles this week by section; Decision Analysis, Overall Term Analysis, and News. Don’t miss any updates in the future by following us on Twitter.
The recent ruling in the Arizona case is not as straightforward as it seems
ISCOTUS Director Carolyn Shapiro was not thrilled with the pro-business decision in American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant. Read her blog post “Arbitration Uber Alles”
The Fisher decision in Plain English from SCOTUSblog
Supreme Court splits openly on worker protection suits
NPR’s All Things Considered: Justices Seek ‘Strict Scrutiny’ in Affirmative Action Case
Justices Kagan and Alito disagree over the game ‘Clue’
More Pro-Business Decisions at the Supreme Court, by ISCOTUS Director Carolyn Shapiro
Voting/elections expert Rick Hasen condemns the Voting Rights Act case’s decision. Professor Richard Epstein disagrees
The Supreme Court doesn’t answer if there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, but how long until they’ll have to?
ISCOTUS Director Carolyn Shapiro comments on the DOMA ruling’s effect on federal savings for First Business News
Professor/Director Carolyn Shapiro spoke on the significance of Vance v. Ball State University
Professor Carolyn Shapiro brings a rhetoric discrepancy into focus between the Shelby County and DOMA decisions
See what the faculty of Chicago-Kent have to say about the recent Supreme Court rulings
Has the Supreme Court concluded we’re “close enough” to a color blind society? Distinguished Professor Sheldon Nahmod examines the similarities in Fisher and Shelby County
Overall Term Analysis:
Read a wrap-up of the Term from Tony Mauro, featuring quotes from our Director Carolyn Shapiro
Professor Eric Posner’s summary of what he learned about the Supreme Court this term is a must-read
Keys to seemingly contradictory Supreme Court messages: Roberts and Kennedy
News (most recent first):
After dismissing the Prop 8 case, the Supreme Court also won’t halt California issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Learn more about the now-overturned formula of the Voting Rights Act (Section 4)
The ISCOTUSnow app was plugged at the State Bar of Texas meeting – download your free copy for the iPhone.
The vitality of Prop 8 after the ruling is a complicated question. SCOTUSblog’s Marty Lederman provides a great analysis
How the Supreme Court could rule on same-sex marriage
Justice Samuel Alito dishes on the Supreme Court in Dallas
The Supreme Court has several decisions left that split audiences ideologically – but opponents can find common ground across issues.
How well do you know Shelby County v. Holder? Read the many varying viewpoints
Until the Supreme Court makes a decision on the Voting Rights Act, listen to stories of those who remember its passage in 1965
The Same-Sex Marriage Decisions:
Majority opinion in US v. Windsor (DOMA)
Majority opinion in Hollingsworth v. Perry (Prop 8)