Weekly Roundup – August 7, 2013

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What part of the Voting Rights Act was overturned? Who can have DNA swabs taken? Can you patent them? Answer all your lingering questions about Supreme Court decisions from the faculty of Chicago-Kent.

Andrew Cohen critiques our lack of a Supreme Court media pool – and covers a fascinating speech by Justice Kennedy.

Discover what the Supreme Court’s decisions in the two Title VII (workplace discrimination) cases mean from Professor Laurie Leader.

The Supreme Court rejected California’s request to stop the court-ordered release of prison inmates to reduce prison crowding. Scalia, Thomas, and Alito dissented.

This October, the next Supreme Court Term begins. During that month, we’ll also get a glimpse into Supreme Court history with HBO’s “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”.

A piece of Supreme Court history was recovered – through the power of Facebook.

The “Baby Veronica” transfer has been sped up.

48 years ago on August 6, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. The Voting Rights Act is widely viewed as the crown jewel of the civil rights movement. Although the Supreme Court recently struck down part of the Act, many of its significant provisions remain intact.