Weekly Roundup – May 28, 2014

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Who needs the Supreme Court? Gay marriage might become the law of the land without it

“Intellectual disability is a condition, not a number,” Justice Kennedy said in ruling for a Florida death row inmate

The Supreme Court held that Secret Service agents have qualified immunity. Learn more about the background of this case from Professor Steven Heyman

“Brown has always lived in the shadow of the bold expectations it has inspired.” Professor Schmidt on Brown v. Board of Education‘s complicated legacy

Liberals need to stay away from the Supreme Court

Pew Research traces same-sex marriage history by state

Blind Justices? Dahlia Lithwick on the recent flurry of Justices accusing their colleagues of vision problems

Listen to an interview with Justice Ginsburg from the National Constitution Center

Will Justice Ginsburg retire early to ensure a Democratic President appoints her successor? History shows that although politics often cause Justices to delay retirement, rarely does it cause them to hasten the decision

Might a recent copyright ruling’s potential affects on a Marvel superhero have Disney’s SCOTUS senses tingling?

Justice Breyer warns of politics infecting the legal profession

Is it time to give term limits to the Justices? Norm Ornstein says yes

Does Aereo have a chance of beating the broadcasters? Some experts think so

Final word on US law isn’t: Supreme Court keeps editing

Plumhoff v. Rickard opinion (The Court found police use of deadly force to be justified)

Wood v. Moss opinion (The Court found Secret Service agents to have qualified immunity)

Hall v. Florida opinion (The Court found leniency is acceptable in IQ tests of death row inmates)

Student Appeal will host a tweetup for students and professors on Thursday, 5/29 at 7 pm CST on Riley v. California. Join the conversation with #PhoneSearch

Professor Sheldon Nahmod explores the ruling in Plumhoff v. Rickard

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