Weekly Roundup – April 17, 2015

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The Mormon Church, joined by several other religious organizations, has filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court not to recognize same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.

At SCOTUSblog, Michael Klarman provides an in-depth look at the history of the same-sex marriage movement and the evolution of constitutional law.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy—the supreme rivalry that runs America?

In the New Yorker, Lincoln Caplan analyzes the history of the Court and the death penalty and argues that the Court is in a position to abolish it in an upcoming case.

A slightly imposing citizen showed up for jury duty in a Maryland court on Wednesday—that citizen being Chief Justice Roberts.

Since her retirement from the Court, former justice Sandra Day O’Connor has been working on what she calls her real legacy—a series of educational computer games known as iCivics, meant to teach children about civics, government, and the Constitution.

In The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse considers Justice John Paul Stevens’s legacy.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg earns a spot on Time’s list of the 100 Most Influential People, with a profile written by Justice Antonin Scalia.

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