scotus http://wfpl.org en Strange Fruit: Good News and Bad News from the Supreme Court http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-good-news-and-bad-news-supreme-court <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F98973369&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:59:24 +0000 Laura Ellis 5960 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Good News and Bad News from the Supreme Court Strange Fruit: SCOTUS Takes on Marriage Equality; Filmmaker Byron Hurt on 'Soul Food Junkies' http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-scotus-takes-marriage-equality-filmmaker-byron-hurt-soul-food-junkies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F85509902%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-GghJ4&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two marriage equality cases. The <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/26/175273122/in-first-of-2-gay-marriage-cases-court-turns-to-proposition-8">Prop 8 case</a> is a constitutional challenge to California's ban on same-sex marriage. The justices seem divided on the issue and there are even hints the case could get thrown out on standing.<a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/26/175378047/a-recap-of-proposition-8s-day-at-the-supreme-court"> Tuesday's arguments</a> brought us gems like whether gay marriage is <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/eight-things-alito-has-ruled-are-younger-cell-phones-and-internet">newer than cell phones</a>, whether it's harmful to children, and whether couples older than 55 should be able to marry even if they can't procreate.</p><p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 4744 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: SCOTUS Takes on Marriage Equality; Filmmaker Byron Hurt on 'Soul Food Junkies' C-J's James Carroll Says Health Care Will Be Big Campaign Issue; Economy Bigger http://wfpl.org/post/c-js-james-carroll-says-health-care-will-be-big-campaign-issue-economy-bigger <p>Thursday&#39;s Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act came as a shock to many, who expected the High Court to declare it unconstitutional. James Carroll covers the Capitol for the Courier-Journal, and&nbsp;he joined us Friday on Byline to talk about reactions to the decision.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 860 at http://wfpl.org