by Caroline Cox
In The New York Times, Richard Fausset and Alan Blinder write that Republican legislatures in Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas are renewing efforts to stop same-sex marriages.
Miranda Leitsinger of NBC News reports that the Southern Poverty Law Center has lodged a complaint with Alabama’s Judicial Inquiry Commission against the state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Roy Moore. Moore recently encouraged judges to disregard a ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.
Jessica Glenza of The Guardian discusses comments from Loretta Lynch, the White House’s nominee for attorney general, that she does not support marijuana legalization.
In The Washington Post, Dana Milbank argues that the GOP case against Lynch fell apart during her confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
In The Atlantic, Matt Ford considers the standards states use to scrutinize claims of intellectual disability by death-row inmates.