Weekly Roundup – April 24, 2015

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Following a similar decision last month involving the state of Alabama, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a North Carolina redistricting ruling, forcing a lower court review.

In a 6-3 Fourth Amendment decision on Tuesday, the Court ruled that police officers may not extend the duration of traffic stops to wait for drug sniffing dogs.

It just got easier to sue the government, as the Court on Wednesday ruled that plaintiffs can waive the normal deadlines for filing a suit if they have good reason for a delay.

California raisin farmers appeared to have a good day at the Court on Wednesday, petitioning for the repeal of a New Deal law which they call an “illegal taking” under the Fifth Amendment.

Scholars from Dartmouth and Virginia have concluded from a computer-driven analysis of decisions that Supreme Court justices have grown “more long-winded and grumpier” in recent years.

With the Supreme Court facing the issue next week, The Washington Post reports on how a young county clerk named Anthony Kennedy issued the first same-sex marriage license 40 years ago.

In the New Republic, Brianne Gorod uses the Court’s Fourth Amendment decision in Riley v. California to argue that the Constitution trumps any state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

At SCOTUSblog, Amy Howe provides a reporter’s guide to covering the same-sex marriage cases next week, offering some behind-the-scenes looks at the Court in the process.

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