Issue: Whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, 1
U.S.C. § 7, which defines the term “marriage” for all
purposes under federal law as “only a legal union
between one man and one woman as husband and
wife,” deprives same-sex couples who are lawfully
married under the laws of their states (such as New
York) of the equal protection of the laws, as
guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the
Constitution of the United States.
In an unanimous decision, the Court held that a soybean farmer cannot reproduce agri-giant Monsanto’s patented, genetically modified seeds through planting and harvesting without the company’s permission. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the legal, agricultural, and technological implications of this decision.
On Monday the Court granted five new cases and issued four opinions in argued cases. The archived Live Blog is here.
On Thursday the Justices will meet for their May 23 Conference. Our list of “Petitions to watch” for that Conference is here.
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