Minority Report: Reflections on Supreme Court Rulings

Meet J.R., Phil and Pat. They gave us their honest opinions about three landmark Supreme Court rulings this week.

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(The Root) -- This was a monumental week for the Supreme Court, which ruled on three major cases before ending its session. Decisions on the constitutionality of affirmative action in college admissions, preclearance requirements for the 1965 Voting Rights Act and a law prohibiting federal recognition of gay marriage were delivered back-to-back over the course of three days.

In front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., The Root spoke to gay-rights supporter J.R. Russ, voting-rights advocate Phil Portlock and affirmative action supporter Pat Sloan about the three most influential cases of the 21st century.

Check out their comments in the video below.

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