Monday, May 4, 2015

The Gay Marriage Cases: A Recap of the Supreme Court Oral Argument

John C. Eastman, the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University Fowler School of Law, in a Fedearlist Society Practice Group Podcast
"The long-anticipated gay marriage cases have now been argued in the Supreme Court. The questions presented are: whether the Fourteenth Amendment 'require[s]' a 'state to issue a marriage license to two people of the same sex', and/or 'to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed' in another state or jurisdiction. Join a special Courthouse Steps edition of Teleforum as we discuss the oral argument: Which advocate seemed to fare best? Who fielded the most difficult questions? Which justices seemed most skeptical of which side of the argument? What are the possible outcomes of the case, and what are the implications of those possible outcomes?"