Tennessee’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Violates Fourteenth Amendment of U.S. Constitution

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Sixth CircuitĀ Court of Appeals and declared Tennessee’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. My recap of the Sixth Circuit opinion can be found here. The Supreme Court’s decision was 5-4, with Justice Kennedy writing for the Majority and […]

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UPDATE: U.S. Supreme Court Says No Constitutional Right to Court-Appointed Counsel in Civil Contempt Proceedings

Earlier this year, I blogged about oral argument in a U.S. Supreme Court case, Turner v. Rogers, concerning whether an indigent party facing incarceration for civil contempt for the failure to pay child support is entitled to a court-appointed lawyer. That blog post generated some comments and an update from me concerning Tennessee’s policy on […]

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