Tag Archive: gay marriage

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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 / 6.29.15

A) Another of the beautiful results of last week’s Supreme Court decisions: #scalia4kids. Storify

B) Have you ever wondered how exactly Scalia would insult you? Wonder no longer with this Scalia insult generator. Slate

C) The Marshall Project delves into the legality of cursing at cops. (Legality aside, it’s probably not a good idea.) The Marshall Project

D) If the whole going to law school thing doesn’t work out, you can always follow this guy’s lead and drop out to become a circus performer. Grand Forks Herald

E) Artist Brandon Bird drew Shia LaBeouf as all 13 Doctors from Doctor Who. Mashable

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Logical Reasonings / 10.6.14

One undergrad shares her thoughts on the LSAT (and her struggles with Kaplan prep… nudge nudge). The Spectrum

Know if you should apply to law school after college or take some time off. US News & World Report

A troubled law school is closing their doors. Above The Law

By doing nothing, the Supreme Court essentially legalized gay marriage in 11 states. Related: By doing nothing, my boss yelled at me :-( Slate

Let’s all salute these 16 amateur MacGyvers. College Humor