Obergefell

Divided SCOTUS analyzes marriage liberty interests in consular processing case before deciding Obergefell

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion yesterday in a case we discussed in February, dealing with the rights of  U.S. spouses petitioning for their non-citizen spouses to join them in the U.S. To recap, the case involved Fauzia Din, a U.S. citizen who attempted to bring her spouse, a citizen of Afghanistan, to the U.S. in …

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With same-sex marriage arguments scheduled for tomorrow speculation about outcome abounds

With historic arguments scheduled over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow, news publications across the country are speculating what the end result will be and precisely how it will come about. A New York Times article discusses the legal issues at play and the many ways the Court may reach its …

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Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases

At a conference on Friday, the Supreme Court decided to grant certiorari to four cases from the Sixth Circuit regarding the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in the states under that court’s jurisdiction, SCOTUS Blog reports. In the order, the justices stated the two specific issues they want addressed during oral arguments, which will likely …

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