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  • Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor addresses West Palm crowd

    Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor addresses West Palm crowd
    Moving away from her earlier position, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that she no longer thinks allowing video cameras at the Supreme Court is a good idea. Though Sotomayor said during her Senate confirmation that she would try to soften other...
  • Group appeals mandatory union fees to Supreme Court

    Group appeals mandatory union fees to Supreme Court
    Seeing an opening to weaken public-sector unions, a conservative group is asking the Supreme Court to strike down laws in California, Illinois and about 20 other states that require teachers and other government employees to pay union fees, even if they...
  • On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights

    On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights
    When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy spoke for the Supreme Court in 2013 in striking down part of a federal law that denied benefits to legally married gay couples, he cited two reasons: states' rights and equal rights. Throughout American history, Kennedy...
  • The complexities of keeping judicial candidates appearing impartial

    The complexities of keeping judicial candidates appearing impartial
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will be asked to overturn a modest rule designed to minimize the reality and appearance of corruption in judicial elections, which increasingly are attracting the sort of special-interest money that gravitates to elections...
  • Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month

    Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Some weddings would be allowed to start when a stay expires...
  • Supreme Court set to decide national debate on gay marriage

    Supreme Court set to decide national debate on gay marriage
    Setting the stage for its most significant ruling on gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that it would resolve the two-decade legal battle over same-sex marriage. The justices agreed to hear cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee,...
  • Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina

    Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request to block gay marriage from proceeding in South Carolina, clearing the way for it to become the 35th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal. The order was another victory for advocates for gay...
  • With executive action, Obama risks losing Chief Justice John Roberts

    With executive action, Obama risks losing Chief Justice John Roberts
    President Obama always knew his plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation would enrage Republicans on Capitol Hill who oppose most of what he does. But by claiming the power to forge ahead based on his executive authority, the president may...
  • Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act

    Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act
    Justice Antonin Scalia was missing from the bench Tuesday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two statutory interpretation cases — apparently he was stuck in traffic. But even in his physical absence, Scalia's presence was looming. It'...
  • Supreme Court upholds bank robbery law from John Dillinger era

    Supreme Court upholds bank robbery law from John Dillinger era
    The Supreme Court warned would-be bank robbers Tuesday that taking a hostage will send them to prison for an extra 10 years or more, even if they merely move a few feet across a room. In a 9-0 decision, the justices upheld a 1934 law passed in...
  • High court justices meet to decide whether to hear gay marriage case

    High court justices meet to decide whether to hear gay marriage case
    The Supreme Court justices met Friday to make a historic decision on whether to hear a case that could decide if the Constitution's protection of liberty and equality means same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide.  But first, they must...