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  • What same-sex marriage backers 'lost'

    What same-sex marriage backers 'lost'
    Well this spin certainly ought to put a damper on Sunday's pride parades: "It is worth acknowledging what (proponents of same-sex marriage) have lost, and lost forever," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts in his dissent to the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling...
  • Justice Antonin Scalia (yes, Scalia) rules for a criminal defendant

    Justice Antonin Scalia (yes, Scalia) rules for a criminal defendant
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has received a lot of criticism for his scabrous dissenting opinions in the same-sex marriage and Affordable Care Act decisions. (Some comedians have even turned Scalia’s dissents into a song.) But Scalia is...
  • Supreme Court to hear California teacher's suit -- a 'life or death' case for unions

    Supreme Court to hear California teacher's suit -- a 'life or death' case for unions
    The Supreme Court put public-sector unions in its crosshairs Tuesday by agreeing to hear a constitutional attack on the mandatory representation fees that nearly all California teachers pay. As they concluded a memorable term that legalized gay marriage...
  • Despite Scalia, California counts

    Despite Scalia, California counts
    To the editor: The portrayal of Justice Antonin Scalia's language as set forth by columnist Steve Lopez ( “Scalia discovers we are 10th circle of hell,” Column, June 27) seemed unbelievable, so I read the dissent on the Supreme Court website....
  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new...
  • Supreme Court's gay-marriage ruling settles nothing

    The long-expected decision of the U.S. Supreme Court imposing same-sex marriage on the country has been issued. The obvious next question is whether this settles the matter, and there's a one-word answer: "Hardly." If anything, the court's decision is...
  • Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty

    Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty
    The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for Oklahoma to continue using a lethal drug cocktail for executions, but, in a surprising dissent, two liberal justices opened the door to what could become a historic challenge to the death penalty itself. By a...
  • Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators. The justices split 5-4 along ideological...
  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

    Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is...
  • Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants

     Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants
    The Supreme Court dealt a blow Monday to the Obama administration’s environmental plans, deciding that efforts to sharply limit hazardous power plant emissions must also consider their costs. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the...
  • Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion law from taking effect

    Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion law from taking effect
    The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote blocked the state of Texas, at least for now, from enforcing a strict new abortion law that was likely to close most of the state’s remaining abortion clinics. The measure would require these clinics to have doctors...