U.S. Supreme Court

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Wed June 26, 2013

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Wed June 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 1:51 am

Plaintiff Edith Windsor of New York waves to supporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington after the court heard arguments on her Defense of Marriage Act case.
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4:43am

Wed June 26, 2013

3:27am

Wed June 26, 2013
Law

Voting Rights Ruling By Supreme Court Draws Mixed Reactions

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 9:13 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

As we've been hearing, the reaction to the court's decision was strong and immediate.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

President Obama said he was deeply disappointed and he called on Congress to act. Civil rights groups say they have lost the most powerful weapon in their effort to ensure equal access at the polls.

MONTAGNE: But as NPR's Pam Fessler reports, some lawmakers in states where voting laws changed - voting law changes were subject to federal approval are saying they're finally free of an unfair burden.

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4:05pm

Tue June 25, 2013
Law

NAACP Head: Voting Rights Act Ruling 'Takes Us Way Backwards'

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

NAACP President Ben Jealous called today's decision outrageous, and he joins us now from Aspen, Colorado. Thank you for joining us today.

BENJAMIN JEALOUS: Thank you.

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