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  • Festival-like atmosphere outside Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court looked like a festival Tuesday, with costumes, colorful flags, towering signs and people taking selfies under the spring sunshine as advocates and protesters of same-sex marriage thronged the area in front of the high court's steps....
  • Feds may ask Supreme Court to reinstate Bonds' conviction

    Federal prosecutors are considering whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction. The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco on Tuesday asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which overturned...
  • Texas inmate facing execution wins reprieve from state judge

    Texas inmate facing execution wins reprieve from state judge
    A Texas judge on Tuesday halted the execution of an inmate convicted of stabbing a corrections officer to death more than 15 years ago. Robert Pruett received the reprieve from Judge Bert Richardson just hours before he could have been taken to the...
  • Outside Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is rallied for, prayed against

    WASHINGTON Scott Ackerman and Jaime Carpenter, from Lexington, Ky., stood among hundreds of people in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building Tuesday, Ackerman's birthday, hoping that the nation's highest justices can be convinced that the two men have a...
  • Pennsylvanians, federal lawmakers have shifted views on gay marriage

    Pennsylvanians, federal lawmakers have shifted views on gay marriage
    — As the Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether same-sex couples have a right to marry, some supporters recounted how public opinion on the question has shifted — first slowly, and recently at a rapid pace — in favor of gay...
  • Supreme Court hearing arguments today in historic same-sex marriage case

    Supreme Court hearing arguments today in historic same-sex marriage case
    The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. The justices are meeting Tuesday to offer the first public indication of where they stand in the dispute over whether states can...
  • Texas inmate facing execution wins reprieve from state judge

    A Texas judge on Tuesday halted the execution of an inmate convicted of stabbing a corrections officer to death more than 15 years ago. Robert Pruett received the reprieve from Judge Bert Richardson just hours before he could have been taken to the Texas...
  • Settlement reached in 2003 Connecticut layoff lawsuit

    State employee union leaders and State Attorney George Jepsen said Tuesday they have reached a long-awaited legal settlement, ending a federal court battle over former Gov. John G. Rowland's decision to lay off thousands of workers during a 2003 labor...
  • Pompano Beach man pleads guilty to robbing bank

    Pompano Beach man pleads guilty to robbing bank
    A man who went undisguised during a bank robbery in Pompano Beach pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to committing the crime. Craig Joseph Naughtin, 43, of Pompano Beach, faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison. Surveillance...
  • Judge allows firm to move ahead with marijuana dispensaries

    A Massachusetts judge has ordered state regulators to allow a medical marijuana company once headed by former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt to move ahead with plans to open dispensaries in Mashpee and Plymouth. The Boston Globe reported Tuesday (http://bit....
  • History in the balance as divided Supreme Court weighs gay marriage

    WASHINGTON Same-sex marriage divided the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a protracted and at times passionate oral argument that may have tilted, ever so slightly, toward marriage equality. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the author of past decisions supporting gay...