Tag Archives: SCOTUS

First Monday in October – U.S. Supreme Court October Term 2015

It’s the first Monday in October which means the U.S. Supreme Court is back in session with the justices on the bench today to hear oral arguments. Here are a few resources to help you better follow the 2015 Fall … Continue reading

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On this day in history: Thurgood Marshall

On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African-American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. By the time of his swearing-in, Marshall was already a towering figure in the national spotlight because of his long … Continue reading

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New Book: Showdown!

In this new biography Showdown: How Thurgood Marshall’s 1967 Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Changed America, award-winning author Wil Haygood details the life and career of Justice Thurgood Marshall one of the nation’s most significant legal figures of the past one hundred years. … Continue reading

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New Book: Sisters in Law!

Author Linda R. Hirshman’s new book Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World is an account of the intertwined lives of the first two women to be … Continue reading

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That’s a wrap: U.S. Supreme Court October Term 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its last three opinions on argued cases from OT14, this morning. Glossip v. Gross (the challenge to Oklahoma’s lethal injection procedure): The Court decided that Oklahoma’s use of the sedative midazolam as part of its … Continue reading

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

After 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 … Continue reading

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Law Library of Congress Resource Guide on Law of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

The blog of the Law Library of Congress today features an online guide highlighting resources addressing the legal issues surrounding gender identity and sexual orientation in the United States. For those awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Obergefell v. … Continue reading

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