Weekly Roundup – December 5, 2014

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After oral arguments in Elonis v. US, David Savage concludes the Court is unlikely to extend new speech protections to people who post threatening messages on Facebook and other social media.

Chief Justice Roberts quoted Eminem during the course of the Facebook threat case, but we could only read about it instead of hearing it. ISCOTUS director Chris Schmidt used this case to argue for the immediate release of oral argument audio.

The same-sex marriage cases spark new interest in a forgotten 1958 First Amendment decision—the first to directly impact gay rights.

On Wednesday, in a case brought by a UPS worker who was forced into unpaid leave when she became pregnant, the Court struggled to determine what it meant to treat pregnant workers equal to other, similarly situated workers.

Lyle Denniston examines whether the Supreme Court’s future will be an election issue in 2016.

How big is the Supreme Court threat to Obamacare? Very big, according to Micahel Hiltzik in the LA Times.

Noah Feldman on the Supreme Court, a bank robber, and a heart attack.

The two Supreme Court cases that made it nearly impossible to indict a police officer.

Congress again considers cameras in the Supreme Court and other federal courts.

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