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Dred Scott gets a brief moment in the national spotlight

September 11, 2015 By NCC Staff

A lot of topics crop up when people argue about politics and Supreme Court decisions, but the historic 1857 Dred Scott decision about slavery usually isn’t one of them.

Podcast: Obamacare, Kim Davis, and religious exemptions

September 10, 2015 By NCC Staff

Matt Bowman of the Alliance Defending Freedom and Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress examine constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate with guest host Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Constitution Check: Did the Supreme Court take away states’ power over marriage?

September 8, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at remarks made by a Tennessee judge that his court lacked the power to decide a divorce case because of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision.

In Kentucky gay marriage case, everyone can win

September 3, 2015 By Robin Fretwell Wilson

In this commentary, Robin Fretwell Wilson of the University of Illinois says states can find creative solutions to resolve the clash between LGBT rights and religious freedom.

Constitution Check: Is freedom of conscience a shield against public duty?

September 2, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the Kim Davis case, and how reconciling the principles of faith and the performance of public duty has been an unending task of constitutional interpretation.

In Congress, competing bills promote LGBT rights and religious liberty

July 31, 2015 By Will Field

The two proposals represent the first wave of efforts to grapple with the challenges of a post-Obergefell world.

Podcast: The Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriages, redistricting

July 2, 2015 By NCC Staff

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Richard Pildes and Michael Stokes Paulsen to analyze the constitutional aspects of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage and election redistricting decisions.

Constitution Check: Why the delay in allowing same-sex marriages?

July 2, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how the Supreme Court must depend upon others to put its judgments such as the same-sex marriage decision into effect.

Video: President Obama’s remarks on the same-sex marriage decision

June 26, 2015 By NCC Staff

Late Friday morning, President Barack Obama addressed the nation about the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, calling it a “victory for America.

Supreme Court recognizes national right to same-sex marriage

June 26, 2015 By Scott Bomboy

A divided Supreme Court said on Friday that the Constitution’s 14th Amendment recognizes a national right to same-sex marriage.

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