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Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had a fundamental right to marry. So far, the impact of that ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges, has largely been confined to similar issues. (A quick review: Does Obergefell mean that state same-sex marriage bans are invalid? Yes, of course. Even Puerto Rico's? Yes. Does it require states to issue same-sex marriage licenses? Yes. Even if you're Kim Davis? Yes. Even if you're in Alabama? Yes. Really? Yes.)

But now a new lawsuit is turning to Obergefell to strike down marriage license paperwork requirements in Louisiana. These requirements are seen by marriage equality advocates as unconstitutionally burdening the marriage rights of immigrants and refugees, be they gay, straight, or other.

She's not fat and she's not singing, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will soon become the star of an opera. The Supreme Court Justice and well-known opera fan is set to debut as the Duchess of Krakenthorp in Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment," the Washington National Opera announced last Friday.

RBG will be performing as the Notorious Duchess of Krakenthorp for one night only, though, so be sure to get your tickets in advance.

Two hundred and nineteen days ago, President Obama nominated D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Since then, well, you know what's happened: not much. The Senate has steadfastly refused to consider Garland's nomination, on the grounds that the next president should decide who replaces the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

As the days tick by and the election approaches, the odds of Garland getting to the Supreme Court grow increasingly slim. Does his still have any chance left?

Last night's presidential debate, the final of three, was the first to devote a significant portion of the discussion to the future of the Supreme Court. And thankfully, SCOTUS came first, meaning the dialogue remained largely coherent, if not always on point.

This debate probably won't be remembered for its fights over D.C. v. Heller or ruminations on the Senate's role in the Supreme Court nomination process. But it did have some points worth noting. Here are our highlights.

When it comes to its decisions on ethics, judicial recusals, even civil rights, is the Supreme Court being hypocritical, creating one standard for lower courts and another for itself? That's the argument Gabe Roth, executive director of Fix the Court, made in a recent New York Times op-ed.

Roth points to the Court's precedence on recusals, protest zones, and even the justice's ages as signs that the Court's might want to jettison its "equal justice under law" motto for "do as we say, not as we do."

If you've been following Supreme Court oral arguments this term, you might have noticed something slightly different: a large influx of women advocates. Almost half of the lawyers arguing before the Court in its October cycle were women.

The amount of women appearing before the Supreme Court is unprecedented, and it comes at a time when the Supreme Court itself has its greatest percentage of female justices ever, with the potential that women could soon become a majority on the Court.

With less than a month before the elections, the two major-party candidates did something almost unprecedented during last night's presidential town hall: They addressed the future of the Supreme Court.

Between the sniffling and sighing, the personal attacks and tax policy, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump briefly laid out their vision for the future of the Court, describing, in sharply contrasting terms, who they would look to put on the Supreme Court bench should they become president.

The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia was officially dedicated yesterday, as a host of Supreme Court justices, academics, and family members gathered together to celebrate the late justice.

Justice Scalia was known publicly for his conservatism, and strict textualism and originalism, and his acerbic dissents, but he was also a frequent face at law schools throughout the country. It was appropriate, then, that the dedication featured his colleague, Justice Elana Kagan, a former dean of Harvard Law School herself. Describing the late justice as a "remarkable judge and teacher," she recounted how Justice Scalia could "grab hold of students, shake them and turn them upside down solely by means of his written opinions."

The Supreme Court ushered in the new term with its first two oral arguments today, hearing a pair of criminal law cases dealing with double jeopardy and bank fraud. And those arguments featured an unexpected pop culture reference, as Kim Kardashian briefly became the subject of a justice's hypothetical.

Though the short-staffed Court has declined to hear many high-profile, controversial cases this year, possibly to avoid 4-4 splits, the first oral arguments of the term are a reminder that even the less controversial cases can be plenty interesting -- as long as you throw in a Kardashian or two.

Justice Ginsburg has long been one of the nation's most important jurists, winning five landmark gender equality cases before the Supreme Court, decades before she joined it. Her success, and her staunch support of equal rights for women, have made her not just a legal force, but a pop cultural one: there are RBG books, RBG blogs, even RBG tattoos (not to mention the opera.)

Now, on the eve of the newest Supreme Court term, Justice Ginsburg is sharing her advice for living as successful a life. Among her counsel: don't pay attention to the haters.