Supreme Court Review 2014/2015 TERM


A weekly discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent opinions, oral arguments and grants of certiorari.

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Decision - Gay Marriage (06/28/2015)

On this episode, we review the Court’s much-anticipated decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, wherein the Court considered whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?

Decision - Obamacare Subsidies to Individuals in States Using Federal Healthcare Exchanges (06/26/2015)

On this episode, we review the courts much-anticipated decision in King v. Burwell, which considered whether the Internal Revenue Service may permissibly promulgate regulations to extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through Exchanges established by the federal government under section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act.

Lightening Round - Four Decisions (Horne, Patel, Kingsley and Kimble) (06/25/2015)

On this episode, we review the four opinions of the Court issued on Monday this week.

Decision - Does the Confrontation Clause Bar Admission of Statements Concerning Child Abuse Made by a Child to a Teacher? (06/22/2015)

On this episode, we discuss the Court's decision this week in Ohio v. Clark, which considered weather a child’s out-of-court statements to a teacher in response to the teacher’s concerns about potential child abuse qualify as “testimonial” statements subject to the Confrontation Clause?

Decision - May Texas Refuse a Private Group's Specialty License Plate Design Because it Features the Confederate Flag? (06/21/2015)

On this episode, we discuss the Court's decision this week in Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans, which considered whether the messages and symbols on state-issued specialty license plates qualify as government speech immune from any requirement of viewpoint neutrality.