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Media News Cycle

At the end of June 2013, the United States Supreme Court handed down key rulings concerning the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996.  Respective supporters and detractors in both rulings voiced their opinions and had their moments in the media spotlight.  One month later, the media has now focused its attention on the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial and the birth of the future King of England.  Why the sudden shift in the media’s focus?  Why not spend more time on the impact related to Supreme Court decisions?