Supreme Court http://kmuw.org en Past and Present: Court Day Is Here! Court Day Is Here! http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-court-day-here-court-day-here <p></p><p></p><p>Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court opens its October Term. Most Americans these days will not mark this first Monday in October with any fanfare, but in 18th-century Virginia, the celebration of &ldquo;Court Day&rdquo; established the legal and social rules for the entire community. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Robin Henry 24242 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Court Day Is Here! Court Day Is Here! Kobach Says Kansas' Voter ID Law Unaffected By Supreme Court Decision http://kmuw.org/post/kobach-says-kansas-voter-id-law-unaffected-supreme-court-decision <p>Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters can still be enforced, even though t<a href="http://www.kmuw.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-arizona-voting-law">he U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a similar law in Arizona</a>.<br><br>The Supreme Court said the Arizona law conflicted with federal voting laws.<br><br>Kobach says the Kansas law differs enough from Arizona's version that the court's decision Monday doesn't apply to Kansas.<br><br>County election officials say they were waiting on Kobach's response to the ruling.<br> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:13:22 +0000 Associated Press 19055 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: DOMA and Equal Protection http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-doma-and-equal-protection <p></p><p></p><p>In June, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue its decision in <em>United States v. Windsor</em>, the case addressing the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. Wed, 29 May 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Robin Henry 17934 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: DOMA and Equal Protection Past and Present: Privacy http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-privacy <p></p><p>Living in the age of the internet and social media challenges our right to be left alone. Historically, technological developments rush ahead of legal protections, leaving the Supreme Court to apply 18th century language to a brave new world. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Robin Henry 10904 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Privacy