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  • Supreme Court: Home buyers can write letter to back out of mortgage for lending violations

    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that home buyers don't need to file a lawsuit, but may simply write a letter if they want to back out of a mortgage because they claim their lender violated the federal Truth in Lending Act. The decision came in...
  • High court justices meet to decide whether to hear gay marriage case

    The Supreme Court justices met Friday to make a historic decision on whether to hear a case that could decide if the Constitution's protection of liberty and equality means same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide.  But first, they must...
  • U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month

    U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month
    Gay marriages may proceed in Florida next month after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay requested by state officials seeking to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriages. Weddings would be allowed to start on Jan. 6 under an...
  • Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month

    Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Some weddings would be allowed to start when a stay expires...
  • Gay marriage in Florida may proceed after Supreme Court ruling

    Gay marriage in Florida may proceed after Supreme Court ruling
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Weddings could start on Jan. 6 under an order by a...
  • Religious leaders start planning as gay marriage nears

    Religious leaders start planning as gay marriage nears
    The end of Florida's same-sex marriage ban will be the beginning of new challenges for South Florida's spiritual leaders. For many Christian leaders, the choice of whether to have such ceremonies is hardly a choice at all. The tenets of the Roman...
  • What is Pam Bondi's problem?

    What is Pam Bondi's problem?
    You have to give Florida’s attorney general, Pam Bondi, points for perseverance.  She has fought a relentless rear-guard action against gay marriage in Florida, faithfully defending the state’s constitutional ban in spite of judicial...
  • Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties

    Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties
    Since the 1970s, employers have been warned not to discriminate against pregnant employees, who "shall be treated the same" as other workers, according to a 1978 law. But as a Supreme Court argument revealed Wednesday, it is still not exactly clear what...
  • Supreme Court acknowledges ambiguity in pregnant workers law

    Decades after Congress passed an anti-discrimination law ensuring that pregnant employees "shall be treated the same" as other workers, the Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with exactly what that federal rule requires. Some say it means employers...
  • What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?

    What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?
    Should a fisherman face two decades in prison for discarding a few fish at sea? That question is at the core of a statutory interpretation case the Supreme Court heard in November, but it also raises another question: What does "cruel and unusual...
  • At the Supreme Court, conflicts of interest are just a day at the office

    At the Supreme Court, conflicts of interest are just a day at the office
    Justice Samuel A. Alito's sister is a high-powered labor attorney who represents management in disputes with workers. Justice Elena Kagan's brother, a teacher at an elite public school in New York, has protested the school's admissions process because...