Five Current Supreme Court Cases You Should Know

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  • Voting Rights
  • same-sex marriage
  • voting rights
  • affirmative action
  • affirmative action
  • FBI, DNA
  • FBI, DNA
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Voting Rights
  • Voting Rights

The Impact

By striking down Proposition 8, California would join nine states and Washington, D.C., as places where same-sex unions are legal. Civil rights leaders, including Jesse Jackson, have described same-sex marriage as the next great civil rights issue and the Obama administration has publicly backed Proposition 8's repeal.

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