The Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act (AUDIO).

Two Great Days to Be a Supreme Court Spectator 

Two Great Days to Be a Supreme Court Spectator 

Law and the Supreme Court justices who interpret it.
June 27 2015 2:01 AM

Amicus: The Storm Arrives

Over two consecutive days, the Supreme Court handed down historic decisions on same-sex marriage and Obamacare. 

Supreme Court, ACA ruling
Interns with media organizations run with the decision upholding the Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court in Washington June 25, 2015.

Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Listen to Episode 22 of Slate’s Amicus:

With the ink barely dry on two momentous Supreme Court decisions affecting marriage equality and health care, Dahlia discusses the history, high points, and likely impact of those decisions with Walter Dellinger, professor of law at Duke University, a Slate contributor, and the head of the Office of Legal Counsel from 1993 to 1996. 

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First, Dahlia and Walter reflect on Friday's 5–4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which ruled that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional. Next, they talk about Thursday’s 6–3 decision in King v. Burwell, which supported the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies for poor and middle-class people.

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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.