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Will there be a SCOTUS vacancy in 2014? Not according to this legal prognosticator


There won’t be a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy in 2014, there won’t be a U.S. prosecution of Edward Snowden, and there will be little court scrutiny of U.S. surveillance.

Those are among the 2014 legal prognostications by legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin in the New Yorker He also asserts that legal momentum is on the side of same-sex marriage supporters, though conservatives are asserting that religious freedom allows businesspeople to discriminate against gays who want to hire them for wedding-related services.

Meanwhile, court challenges will consider new abortion restrictions and voting rights, Toobin rights. And the Obama administration’s health-care law will be back before the U.S. Supreme Court as businesses assert a right to evade the law’s requirement for contraception coverage.

Hat tip to How Appealing.

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