Barometer: Most important recent SCOTUS decision?


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Tell us why in the comments. We’ll publish the results in the next print issue of Triad City Beat.

  • Lex

    They were all important — SCOTUS doesn’t usually vote to hear trivialities, although you could argue credibly that the Affordable Care Act case was pretty trivial. But the Obergefell (gay-marriage) decision really was one for the books, almost as important as Brown v. Board of Education in extending the 14th Amendment’s equal-protection guarantees to a significant population who previously had not enjoyed that protection.

  • The ruling against EPA efforts to curb power plant emissions may not have have attracted the most attention, but it is certainly important. It sets a precedent that will hamper future efforts to combat climate change.