Same-sex marriage, Obamacare, and the rest of the 2014-15 Supreme Court term.

How Will History Remember This Supreme Court Term?

How Will History Remember This Supreme Court Term?

Law and the Supreme Court justices who interpret it.
July 4 2015 2:05 PM

Amicus: The Term in Review

Some SCOTUS watchers say the Roberts court is turning left.

Supreme court.
The justices have left the building.

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Listen to Episode 23 of Slate’s Amicus:

With the ink dry on all the decisions of the 2014–15 Supreme Court term, Dahlia sits down with a couple of fellow court watchers to reflect on how the term will be remembered. Are the big, term-ending rulings, as some observers suggest, evidence of a leftward shift in the Roberts court? Or are they anomalies for an otherwise quite conservative court?


Dahlia mulls the question with fellow Slate legal writer Mark Joseph Stern. She is also joined by Kenji Yoshino of NYU Law School to consider the possibility of state-level backlashes against the court’s historic same-sex marriage ruling.

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