Weekly Roundup – May 21, 2014

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Brown v. Board of Education, 60 Years Later

Brown has always lived in the shadow of the bold expectations it has inspired.” Professor Schmidt on Brown v. Board of Education‘s complicated legacy

Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the decision to desegregate schools in Brown v. Board of Education. Did you know the case took almost two years to decide? Find out more from our director and the argument transcripts

Education Week on Brown v. Board of Education at 60: New Diversity, Familiar Disparities

US Courts website offering resources about landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision

School Integration Slipping 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

The Court Today

The Justices knocked out MGM’s claim that the daughter of the Raging Bull screenwriter can’t sue for damages

Tom Goldstein on why campaign finance law matters

Fireable disclosure or protected whistleblowing? The Supreme Court will hear a case next term about whether a US air marshal’s criticism of TSA policy was protected by whisteblower law

Thomas’ concurring opinion in the decision on town meeting prayer suggested the possibility of state-endorsed religion

Even after 125 Supreme Court arguments, more than any other lawyer still active, Ed Kneedler still gets “very nervous

Constitution Check: Who gets credit for the same-sex marriage revolution?

Are Supreme Court justices becoming ‘party judges‘?

SCOTUSblog will fight for their journalist credentials this week – with important implications

The Raging Bull decision, MGM v. Petrella

The Court of the Past

There are plenty of discussions on the greatest Justices in history – but who were the worst?

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Soldier, pragmatist, jobist, skeptic

Go behind the infamous Dred Scott decision

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