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Yesterday Lyle Denniston reported for this blog on a ruling by a federal district judge in Kansas declaring that state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, in the wake of the Court’s decision earlier in this summer in Obergefell v. Hodges.  Howard Wasserman analyzes the ruling at PrawfsBlawg, where he contends that the judge’s decision “nails the connection between Obergefell and this case.”


  • In The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports on an interview with a federal judge (and now-former blogger) who – among other things – had criticized Justice Anthony Kennedy’s comments on inmates and solitary confinement and said that Senator Ted Cruz was”‘demonstrably unfit to be president’ because of his proposal that Supreme Court justices stand for judicial-retention elections every eight years.”
  • In the wake of some high-profile recent deaths during police traffic stops, Fabio Arcila looks at the Court’s early guidance on police conduct during traffic stops in a post at PrawfsBlawg.


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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 12, 2015, 3:05 AM),