The Supreme Court announced today that it will not hear challenges to lower courts’ rulings allowing gay marriage, clearing the way for same-sex marriages to resume in five states. We also hear local reaction from Utah, one of the states affected, which has a high conservative population and a long, tangled history with marriage. Next, constitutional law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky explains why his new book argues that the Supreme Court does more harm than good and needs reform. Then we step into the world of so-called “jihadi hunters,” civilians who track Islamic extremists. Finally, in our weekly TV roundup, Twin Peaks is returning to the small screen.
Banner Image: A black flag belonging to the Islamic State is seen near the Syrian town of Kobani, as pictured from the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 6, 2014. Islamic State militants raised their flag on a building on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after an assault of almost three weeks, but the town's Kurdish defenders said they had not reached the city centre. A black flag belonging to Islamic State was visible from across the Turkish border atop a four-storey building close to the scene of some of the most intense clashes in recent days. REUTERS/Umit Bektas