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The Briefing 03-24-14

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1) Politically active judges are not responding to Supreme Court decisions, but anticipating them

Federal Judge Strikes Down Michigan’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage, New York Times (Erik Eckholm)

For Gay Couples in Michigan, a Day of Joy Ends in Legal Uncertainty, New York Times (John Eligon and Erik Eckholm)

Wave of Appeals Expected to Turn the Tide on Same-Sex Marriage Bans, New York Times (Erik Eckholm)

2) Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia will reveal if he is truly serious about religious freedom

Obama and the Churches of Saudi Arabia, Wall Street Journal (Nina Shea)

3) Dogs have replaced children as more households have dogs than kids

Every Dog Has Its Daybed, New York Times (Penelope Green)

Start-Ups Try for a Piece of the Lucrative Industry of Catering to Pets, New York Times (Eilene Zimmerman)