Thursday, June 20, 2013
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION - The Court will decide Fisher v. University of Texas which will decide whether state colleges and universities can consider race as one of several admissions criteria (we have written on this case HERE and HERE).
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE - The Court will decide Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor. Hollingsworth will decide the fundamental issue of whether states can ban same-sex marriage. Windsor will decide whether the federal DOMA law which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples is constitutional. (we have written on these two cases HERE and HERE).
VOTING RIGHTS ACT - The Court will decide Shelby County v. Holder which will decide whether the "preclearance" section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- a section which requires certain states with a history of racially biased voting laws to seek permission from the federal government before they can change their voting laws -- is constitutional. (we have written about this case HERE).
Care to give us your predictions on these 4 landmark cases?