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The Seven Top Legal Stories of 2014
The Seven Top Legal Stories of 2014

The New Yorker; December 10, 2014.  By Jeffrey Toobin, guest speaker at the Trial Lawyers Summit in South Beach, Florida, January 19-22, 2014.

It’s time for my annual legal year in review—a year in advance. Here’s what we’ll be discussing at the end of 2014.

1. God v. Same-Sex Marriage. The political and legal
momentum is very much with supporters of same-sex marriage. Opponents of
marriage equality—or, as they call themselves, supporters of
traditional marriage—are looking for new arguments, and they’ve fixed on
one involving religious liberty. The basic idea is that including gay
couples in the definition of marriage discriminates against those who believe only in heterosexual unions.

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