Daily Archives: March 16, 2015


Equality and Liberty in the Same-Sex Marriage Case

By Michael C. Dorf Since the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in United States v. Windsor, invalidating Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, a clear majority of lower courts to hear challenges to state laws forbidding same-sex marriage have found for the plaintiffs. Some state executive officials—like those in New Jersey and Pennsylvania—graciously accepted…


Clinging to Capital Punishment

By Lisa Ebersole Last week the Utah state legislature passed a law that would reinstitute death by firing squad as an option for capital punishment if the state were unable to maintain adequate supplies of lethal injection drugs. Many are skeptical of this seemingly barbaric and primitive method of execution—in a recent poll only 12…

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