Thursday’s coverage of the Court primarily looked ahead to some of the high-profile cases still to be argued this Term.  In Shelby County v. Holder, scheduled for oral argument on February 27, the Court will consider the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act; at The Nation, Ari Berman examines the history of the Act and the challenges to it, while at ACSblog Jeremy Leaming summarizes some of the amicus briefs filed in defense of the Act.  Also at The Nation, Nan Hunter discusses the briefs filed so far in the same-sex marriage cases, Hollingsworth v. Perry (Proposition 8) and United States v. Windsor (DOMA), and reaches the “surprising conclusion” that “the gay marriage debate is really all about heterosexuals.”


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Recommended Citation: Rachel Sachs, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 8, 2013, 8:16 AM),