President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to be Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Justice Atonin Scalia passes away at age 79. President Obama issues a proclamation ordering that flags at all U.S. public buildings and military posts be flown at half-staff in his honor.
After the U.S. Supreme Court holds that the right to marry is fundamentally guaranteed to same-sex couples, President Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden: “This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts: When all Americans are treated as equal we are all more free.”
The U.S. Supreme Court rules 5-4, affirming the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
President Obama nominates Sonia Sotomayor to be Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.