Weekly Roundup – May 8, 2015

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The Economist looks at last week’s same-sex marriage case at the Supreme Court in light of the larger culture war on the issue.

The Court announced on Monday that it will review an Obama administration regulation designed to promote efficiency in the electricity market.

In a speech this week, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens spoke out against congressional restrictions on the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military detention facility, and argued that former detainees should receive reparations from the U.S. government.

The Court has asked the U.S. Solicitor General to write a brief weighing in on Nebraska and Oklahoma’s legal dispute with Colorado regarding the latter state’s marijuana laws.

The Court’s ruling last week in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, which found Chief Justice Roberts writing for the liberal majority, upheld a Florida rule that prohibits judicial candidates from soliciting campaign contributions.

An Atlantic feature by two Yale law professors describes what they see as Chief Justice Roberts’s roadmap for campaign-finance reform.

SCOTUSblog reviews Kevin J. McMahon’s book Nixon’s Court, which was recently awarded the Erwin N. Griswold Prize by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

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