President Obama has planned to take action on immigration for a long time, and for a long time he’s put it off—with the reason for that in 2014 being that he didn’t want to harm Democrats’ reelection chances in Congress. Well, Republicans won the Senate anyway—and now, pushing his strategy for immigration reform all the way through may prove more difficult than ever.  View Full Post
It seems every month—if not more frequently—a new court is striking down a same-sex marriage ban. In some cases, those are state courts—and in others, they’re the federal appellate courts. It’s the latter that’s relevant here, as we now have the vaunted circuit split with the Sixth Circuit upholding same-sex marriage bans in four states, likely signaling Supreme Court review of the matter. View Full Post