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  • Supreme Court grants Ohio's request to shorten early-voting period

    Supreme Court grants Ohio's request to shorten early-voting period
    The Supreme Court ordered a halt Monday to early voting in Ohio that was scheduled to begin this week, clearing the way for the state to close polls on the Sunday before election day, when African American turnout has been heaviest. The emergency order,...
  • Court's silence on marriage speaks volumes [Editorial]

    Court's silence on marriage speaks volumes  [Editorial]
    Marriage equality took one of its biggest leaps forward today without anything happening at all. By deciding not to hear any of the same-sex marriage cases appealed to it, the Supreme Court immediately voided bans on gay marriage in five more states...
  • Chan Lowe: The Supreme Court prayer ruling

    Chan Lowe: The Supreme Court prayer ruling
    America just got treated to another one of those 5-4 votes that have come to characterize the Roberts Supreme Court. This time, the four conservative justices agreed with Justice Anthony Kennedy — who wrote for the majority — that prayer...
  • High court limits death penalty in cases of intellectual disability

    High court limits death penalty in cases of intellectual disability
    The Supreme Court put a new and slightly expanded limit on the death penalty Tuesday, ruling that defendants whose IQ scores are near 70 should be spared because of their "intellectual disability." In a 5-4 decision, the court rejected the "rigid rule"...
  • The Supreme Court made the right call in Florida death penalty case

    The Supreme Court made the right call in Florida death penalty case
    A Supreme Court decision earlier Tuesday added some wiggle room to the definition of who is eligible for the death penalty, which is a good thing. As long as we’re stuck with this barbaric practice, we should at least make certain that we don’...
  • The Supreme Court rationalizes the death penalty

    The Supreme Court rationalizes the death penalty
    On the surface, the Supreme Court's death penalty holding Tuesday seems like a win for rationality and smart statistics. The 5-4 decision in Hall v. Florida said the state may not use an absolute cutoff of 70 on the IQ test as its measure of...
  • Supreme Court says IQ cannot determine mental fitness in capital cases

    Supreme Court says IQ cannot determine mental fitness in capital cases
    The Supreme Court put new limits on the death penalty Tuesday, deciding that states may not use a "rigid rule" that denies leniency to defendants with severe mental disabilities simply because they score 70 or above on an IQ test. "Intellectual...
  • On gay marriage and other issues, judges, 'Just the law, please'

    On gay marriage and other issues, judges, 'Just the law, please'
    At the end of his recent opinion striking down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III wrote: “We are a better people than what these laws represent. It is time to discard them into the ash heap of...
  • Supreme Court Gives New Life to 'Raging Bull' Rights Case

    The Supreme Court has given new life to a woman's claim that her father's collaboration with Jake LaMotta produced the story that became MGM's "Raging Bull," the 1980 classic starring Robert DeNiro. Paula Petrella will be able to proceed with her case...
  • Are judges in gay marriage cases reading the tea leaves right?

    Are judges in gay marriage cases reading the tea leaves right?
    On Tuesday, my native Pennsylvania became the latest state to have its ban on same-sex marriage declared unconstitutional by a judge. Like other jurists before him, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones cited (among other precedents) the Supreme Court’s...
  • Supreme Court OK's prayer before city meetings

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of government entities across the United States to allow sectarian prayers prior to public meetings. The court said on a 5-4 vote that the town of Greece in New York state did...