U.S. Supreme Court Decision Watch Begins As End of Term Nears

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The U.S. Supreme Court must issue decisions on cases considered in the October 2012 Term before the session ends in June. The justices have concluded all oral arguments and are expected to start rolling out the remaining decisions as soon as this week.

The Court’s opinion on same-sex marriage is the most anticipated. As we have discussed at length on this blog, the Court may directly address the equal rights issues raised in United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry, or it could sidestep the most serious issues by resolving the case based on procedural issues like standing.

The legality of same-sex marriage, however, is not the only important case still left to be decided. The Court also tackled a number of other significant legal issues over the fall and winter months. Below is a brief reminder of what’s at stake:

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