by Caroline Cox
Mark Walsh of SCOTUSblog provides a view of the oral arguments for the consolidated same-sex marriage cases. Among the commentary on the arguments comes are Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall in The Wall Street Journal, Adam Liptak in The New York Times, and Robert Barnes and Fred Barbash in The Washington Post.
Elias Isquith argues at Salon that the Baltimore riots should help Attorney General Loretta Lynch as she shapes her agenda.
Also at Salon, Jay Driskell discusses how the influence of respectability politics means that the important questions and lessons of the Baltimore riots are being ignored.
Peter Baker of The New York Times reports that 2016 presidential candidates have all declared their interest in reforming the criminal justice system and tackling mass incarceration.
The Brennan Center for Justice publicizes a new book on mass incarceration from American political leaders on both sides of the political spectrum.