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  • After historic arguments, Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

    After historic arguments, Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage
    Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian...
  • Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case

    Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case
    Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians. His...
  • Was Justice Kennedy playing 'devil's advocate' on gay marriage?

    Was Justice Kennedy playing 'devil's advocate' on gay marriage?
    During this morning’s Supreme Court¬†arguments on same-sex marriage, my Twitter feed reflected anxiety that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy might not be a sure vote for marriage equality after all. One source of the fretting was this comment by the...
  • Tuesday's the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court

    Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land. All...
  • Gay-rights skeptic Roberts urged to make U.S. high court history

    WASHINGTON When three of his U.S. Supreme Court colleagues said two years ago that same-sex marriage wasn't a constitutional right, Chief Justice John Roberts left himself room to maneuver. Roberts declined to join that group, and that decision will...
  • Evolving awareness is cause for same-sex-marriage optimism in court

    Evolving awareness is cause for same-sex-marriage optimism in court
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Ohio case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, as well as three related cases from Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The court is then expected to decide whether the Constitution requires states to...
  • High court appears to back farmer's battle against California raisin board

    High court appears to back farmer's battle against California raisin board
    The California raisins were back before the Supreme Court, and the justices sounded ready to rule in favor of a Fresno farmer in his long battle against a Depression-era law that allows the government to seize privately grown crops to reduce supply and...
  • Justices appear skeptical of raisin rules

    WASHINGTON A decades-old program for managing surplus California raisin production might be in jeopardy, following a heated Supreme Court argument Wednesday. With a blend of skeptical questions and scornful asides, conservative justices in particular...
  • Can government squeeze raisin growers? Justices have doubts

    A post-World War II-era program that forces raisin producers to give part of their annual crop to the government could soon be a relic of history. Several Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday that federal officials can legally take raisins...
  • High court makes it easier to sue government for negligence

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for people to sue the federal government for negligence, in a decision that could affect military veterans with claims of medical malpractice. The justices, voting 5-4, ruled in two cases the deadlines for...
  • High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops

    High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops
    The Supreme Court told the police Tuesday they may not turn routine traffic stops into drug searches using trained dogs. The 6-3 decision limits the increasingly common practice whereby officers stop a car for a traffic violation and then call for a...