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UH Law Center faculty examine recent Supreme Court decisions and what they mean for Texans

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July 14, 2015 – At least one county clerk has resigned after refusing to issue a marriage license to a gay couple in Texas and Obamacare subsidies will continue in the wake of recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court.

These hot-button issues continue to dominate the news. What exactly did the high court rule, how is the average Texan affected, what are the possible ramifications of each of its decisions, and where is the court headed on future cases?

University of Houston Law Center professors will discuss the Supreme Court rulings and answer these questions in a seminar to be held Wednesday, July 15, on the law school campus.

Faculty speakers include Marcilynn Burke, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law; Seth Chandler, Foundation Professor of Law; Jessica Mantel, Assistant Professor of Law; Emily Berman, Assistant Professor of Law; and Peter Linzer, Professor of Law.

The free seminar will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 240 BLB.  Live streaming of the discussion will be available at  

Media wishing to cover the event should contact Carrie Criado at or (713) 743-2184 or John Kling at or (713) 743 - 8298 for more information.

WHAT:            “U.S. Supreme Court Update”
WHEN:            Wednesday, July 15, noon to 1:30pm
WHERE:          University of Houston Law Center, 240 Bates Law Building, UH Entrance 19 off Calhoun Blvd.
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To submit questions for speakers in advance or for more information please contact Robert Johnson at 713-743-2063 or

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