A young black teen is dead and no one will be held accountable. That is what the grand jury told the nation in the case of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. Some were shocked by the outcome, but those more jaded with the ways of our legal system were not surprised.
On Tuesday, March 26th, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments for Prop 8, a Californian proposition passed in 2008 banning gay marriage. The very next day the Supreme Court heard arguments for The Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA, an act passed in 1996 defining marriage as heterosexual or as between a man and a woman. Both high-profile cases mark historic moments for the gay rights movement and for the nation as a whole as people tuned in to get a glimpse of which way the high court of the land may be leaning. No decision has been made, but there are indications of which way the court may be leaning in either case.