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  • 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...
  • Obamacare opponents make out-of-context pitch to the Supreme Court

    Obamacare opponents make out-of-context pitch to the Supreme Court
    The anti-Obamacare lawsuit the Supreme Court heard Wednesday is based on a false premise, so it's not surprising that the first point made by the plaintiff's lawyer, Michael A. Carvin, was false as well. The false premise is that lawmakers intended to...
  • Court sides with state on Medicaid rates

    Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision that broke across ideological lines, the justices said medical...
  • Supreme Court bars judges from setting Medicaid rates

    The Supreme Court barred doctors, dentists and druggists Tuesday from going to court to fight cutbacks in Medicaid payments in California and other states. The justices' 5-4 decision in a case from Idaho held that the Medicaid Act, which offers...
  • U.S. Supreme Court decision could curtail Medi-Cal lawsuits

    U.S. Supreme Court decision could curtail Medi-Cal lawsuits
    During California's budget crisis, attempts to cut costs by reducing public services often became tied up in litigation. But on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court significantly curtailed that legal avenue for advocates protesting spending cuts. The...