Far-Reaching Effects Of Supreme Court Rulings

Far-Reaching Effects Of Supreme Court Rulings

Diane and her guests discuss the far-reaching effects of this week’s Supreme Court rulings.

The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term with some of the most highly-anticipated decisions of the year. It overturned part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and opened the door to resume same-sex marriages in California. It made race-conscious admissions slightly harder, but not impossible. And it invalidated a key section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Most of the news this week focused on immediate reactions to the high court’s rulings. Now, we begin to contemplate their cultural and political implications. Diane and her guests discuss the practical effects of this week’s landmark Supreme Court decisions and what’s next for those on all sides of the arguments.


Bruce Fein

former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-Contra hearings and founding partner with the Lichfield Group.

Joan Biskupic

legal affairs editor for Reuters News. She has written biographies on Sandra Day O'Connor and Antonin Scalia.

Sherrilyn Ifill

director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Jonathan Rauch

guest scholar at Brookings Institution and author of "Gay Marriage: Why it is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America."

John Malcolm

rule of law programs policy director at Heritage Foundation.

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