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Cliffs Notes: Supreme Court Edition

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last week (or have somehow managed to avoid social media completely), you might not know that the Supreme Court has made some extremely important decisions. Or, perhaps you’ve been inundated with countless, unsolicited opinions on those decisions. Worry not about sounding uninformed in front of your friends, because we’ll give you a quick summary of a few of the Supreme Court’s recent rulings.

First and foremost, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Court determined that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right protected under the Fourteenth Amendment. I would feel remiss in not including the following passage from the majority opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy:

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Logical Reasonings / 6.25.15

A) Big, big news from the Supreme Court today – in its decision on King v. Burwell, the Court upheld a key provision of ObamaCare that provides consumers with subsidies to purchase healthcare. Also of note: a nice little zinger in Scalia’s dissenting opinion, in which he criticized Obama for playing fast and loose with legality and wrote, “We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.” The Hill

B) As of July 1, LSAC will no longer provide schools or candidates with score reports for tests taken over five years ago. If you took the test over five years ago and want a copy of your score report, find out more details here. LSAC

C) This title is so perfect that I have no further comment: Jury Clears Mascot In Hot-Dog-Flinging Case. Lowering the Bar

D) It’s probably no surprise to you that Whole Foods is expensive. However, New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs is alleging that Whole Foods routinely overcharges – for instance, by overstating the weight on meat sold by the pound. Washington Post

E) I’m still not sick of Jimmy Kimmel’s video challenges, and if you disagree with me, you’re wrong. Here, he asks viewers to serve their dads breakfast in the shower for Father’s Day. YouTube

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Logical Reasonings / 3.6.15

Alabama’s Supreme Court just became the first in the nation to challenge a federal court order allowing same-sex marriage. The Huffington Post

Here’s an updated timeline of all the rules Mrs. Clinton ignored in regards to her emails. ABC

The future of Obamacare may be decided today, as the nine justices of the Supreme Court will meet privately meet to discuss how they intend to vote. The Huffington Post

A new video of the Boston Marathon bombings was shown to jurors, along with testimony of some of the survivors. CNN

Would it really be that bad to have a bunch of cute stoned bunnies hopping around everywhere you went? The Washington Post

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Logical Reasonings / 7.2.12

A) You can definitely repeal ObamaCare, but you can’t make it unconstitutional. CNN.

B) Note to future criminals – never run outside and tell the cops that you did it. MSNBC.

C) The focus should probably be on the substance, but why would we want to do that? Fox News.

D) GSK to pay $3b settlement. Price of other drugs expected to climb. BBC.

E) Maybe consider Mexico instead? Oh, they have it, too?Huffington Post.