U.S. Supreme Court 2014-15 Term Winding Down

Seal of the Supreme Court of the United StatesAfter this morning’s opinions, Texas Dept. of Housing v. Inclusive Communities and King v. Burwell, five decisions remain in this U.S. Supreme Court term. More decisions will be announced tomorrow and possibly Monday, among them Obergefell v. Hodges, the “gay marriage” case about which the Court received a record number of amicus briefs, and Glossip v. Gross, the challenge to Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol. The decisions announced to date, including this morning’s, are online at the SCOTUS website as are all the related briefs, as well as transcripts and audio of the oral arguments. You can also target content on the SCOTUS website using their SCOTUS website Advanced Search tool.

The U.S. Supreme Court famously does not allow live audio or video coverage from the courtroom but you can follow announcements in close to real-time from several sources, including the Peabody Award-winning SCOTUSblog and The Wall Street Journal. For insight into how the justices have voted, so far, this term, the WSJ created a user-friendly database searchable by topic, with links to the opinions and relevant coverage in the journal.

SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe is providing analysis of the remaining cases in brief in her column In Plain English. For further insight into the two pending cases mentioned above, Journalist’s Resource at the Harvard Kennedy School has gathered links to current scholarship relevant to gay marriage and capital punishment. For scholarship on these and other subjects emerging from the University of Georgia School of Law, you can easily search our Digital Commons.

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