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  • Same-sex marriage ruling creates new constitutional liberty

    Same-sex marriage ruling creates new constitutional liberty
    The Supreme Court's historic ruling Friday granting gays and lesbians an equal right to marry nationwide puts an exclamation point on a profound shift in law and public attitudes, and creates the most significant and controversial new constitutional...
  • In ruling, high court recognizes 'changed understandings of marriage'

    In ruling, high court recognizes 'changed understandings of marriage'
    President Obama aptly described Friday's Supreme Court decision establishing a right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states as “a victory for America.” The long-awaited ruling is the culmination of decades of activism, hard work and public...
  • Carroll residents react to Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

    Carroll residents react to Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling
    Matt Gibbons shed tears of joy Friday morning when he heard about the U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming the right to same-sex marriage. "In my lifetime, I thought this would never happen," the 58-year-old Union Bridge resident said. "It was just one...
  • Antonin Scalia's dissent in same-sex marriage ruling even more scornful than usual

    Antonin Scalia's dissent in same-sex marriage ruling even more scornful than usual
    The legal world may have become inured to wildly rhetorical opinions by Justice Antonin Scalia, but his dissent in the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision Friday reaches new heights for its expression of utter contempt for the majority of his...
  • Excerpts from the Supreme Court majority opinion, dissents

    Excerpts from the Supreme Court majority opinion, dissents
    Excerpts from the majority opinion of Justice Anthony Kennedy and dissents written by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling Friday that declared a constitutional right to...
  • Obama and Roberts legacies intertwined in health care law

    The chief justice who once mangled President Barack Obama's oath of office has once again helped rescue the president's signature achievement, his health care law. After an awkward first encounter, these two Harvard Law graduates who rose to high...
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is law of the land

    U.S. Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is law of the land
    The United States Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic civil rights ruling that caps two decades of legal and political battles. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

    U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage
    Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land. The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, on Friday overturned a decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that Ohio's same-sex marriage ban did not violate the U.S. Constitution. "No union is more profound...
  • Same-sex couples given right to marry; Charlie Dent offers congrats LGBTQ community on Supreme Court decision

    Same-sex couples given right to marry; Charlie Dent offers congrats LGBTQ community on Supreme Court decision
    – Same-sex couples have a constitutionally-protected right to marry, the Supreme Court said in a 5-4 ruling released Friday morning. In a ruling covering four cases, a majority of the justices declared that states must issue licenses for same-...
  • High court strikes down 'vague' part of career criminal law

    The Supreme Court on Friday struck down part of a federal law intended keep people convicted of repeated violent crimes in prison longer. The justices ruled that a catchall phrase in the Armed Career Criminal Act defining what crimes make a defendant...
  • Supreme Court, with decisions this week, skips over the political process

    Congratulations to the gay-rights community for its victory in Obergefell v. Hodges. Anyone familiar with liberty's history in our country knew that the American people, sooner or later, would reach this point. But with unprecedented speed (President...