Weekly Roundup – February 13, 2015

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The Court’s decision on Monday not to block same-sex marriages from proceeding in Alabama has been seen by many as a strong indication of how the court intends to rule on the issue. Even President Obama predicts a Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy S. Moore has wasted no time in defying the federal ruling that struck down the state’s prohibition of same-sex marriage. ISCOTUS director Chris Schmidt looks at other instances of federal court defiance in history, and how such episodes of defiance usually come to a predictable end.

In an interview this week, Justice Ginsburg argued that Americans are ready to accept a Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

The Court decided not to stay the execution of Missouri inmate Walter Timothy Storey, whose sentence was carried out on Tuesday.

Longtime UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian died on Wednesday. ISCOTUS Director Schmidt looks at the time Tark the Shark sued the NCAA and made it all the way to the Supreme Court—where he lost.

A familiar face has asked the Court to reexamine the issue of racial preferences in college admissions—Abigail Fisher, who was at the center of Fisher v. Texas, decided in 2013.

Might questions about the whether the plaintiffs in the upcoming Obamacare challenge have standing to sue lead the Supreme Court to dismiss the case?

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