Category Archives: Civil Rights

Today’s Prop. 8 Argument Audio – Now available

Case: Hollingsworth v. Perry Oyez will have oral argument audio in today’s Prop. 8 case around 1:00 PM Eastern Time today, moments after we have the audio from the Court. A synchronized, searchable transcript of the audio will be posted roughly 90 minutes after the audio. UPDATE: The audio and transcript are now available. For … Continue reading Today’s Prop. 8 Argument Audio – Now available

Forum on the Same Sex Marriage Cases

Case: United States v. Windsor On Wednesday, May 27, 2013, at 3 pm CDT, IIT Chicago-Kent is presenting a forum on the same sex marriage cases. The forum will be streaming live here and will be posted later on Chicago-Kent’s YouTube channel. The event is cosponsored by ISCOTUS, as well as by the Chicago-Kent Lambdas … Continue reading Forum on the Same Sex Marriage Cases

New Resource for Information about the Same Sex Marriage Cases

Want to learn more about the politics, history, and legal issues involved in the same sex marriage cases? ISCOTUS and The Oyez Project have created a “deep dive” website, containing a wealth of information about these cases, which will be argued on March 26 and 27, 2013. We encourage you to visit the site, explore, … Continue reading New Resource for Information about the Same Sex Marriage Cases

Same-sex Marriage Argument Audio to be Released Same Day

The Court today announced that recordings of oral arguments in the two same-sex marriage cases it will hear next week will be released same day. Oyez will also have the transcript-synchronized audio available same-day. The Court will hear arguments concerning California’s Proposition 8 on Tuesday, March 26, and concerning the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act … Continue reading Same-sex Marriage Argument Audio to be Released Same Day

Today’s voting rights oral argument

Shelby County v. Holder, the case challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, has gotten a lot of attention. But another very important voting rights case was argued on March 18 in the Supreme Court. This case, Arizona v. Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, involves a challenge to Arizona‚Äôs requirement that people … Continue reading Today’s voting rights oral argument

Court Grants Review in Two Same-sex Marriage Cases

The Supreme Court today granted review in two same-sex marriage cases. The Court will consider a challenge to the Federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s ban on same-sex marriages (commonly known as Prop. 8). The Court could decide the cases several ways, but it will consider whether the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection clause requires … Continue reading Court Grants Review in Two Same-sex Marriage Cases

Court Considering Same-sex Marriage Challenges

At their conference today, the justices of the Supreme Court are considering which of several cases challenging restrictions on same-sex marriage the Court will review, setting the stage for what will likely be the most watched, and potentially most influential, decision this term. SCOTUSblog has an excellent overview of the cases the Court is considering, … Continue reading Court Considering Same-sex Marriage Challenges

Court to Review Voting Rights Act

The Court on Friday agreed to review the Voting Rights Act, a landmark piece of legislation originally passed during the civil rights era. The Court will focus on whether a core provision of the act, requiring certain states with a history of racial discrimination to submit any changes in election laws to the Federal government … Continue reading Court to Review Voting Rights Act