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  • 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...
  • Religious leaders start planning as gay marriage nears

    Religious leaders start planning as gay marriage nears
    The end of Florida's same-sex marriage ban will be the beginning of new challenges for South Florida's spiritual leaders. For many Christian leaders, the choice of whether to have such ceremonies is hardly a choice at all. The tenets of the Roman...
  • What is Pam Bondi's problem?

    What is Pam Bondi's problem?
    You have to give Florida’s attorney general, Pam Bondi, points for perseverance.  She has fought a relentless rear-guard action against gay marriage in Florida, faithfully defending the state’s constitutional ban in spite of judicial...
  • U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month

    U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month
    Gay marriages may proceed in Florida next month after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay requested by state officials seeking to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriages. Weddings would be allowed to start on Jan. 6 under an...
  • Gay marriage in Florida may proceed after Supreme Court ruling

    Gay marriage in Florida may proceed after Supreme Court ruling
    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. Weddings could start on Jan. 6 under an order by a...
  • Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision

    Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision
    Background checks are a common-sense safeguard that require gun sellers to first check if a buyer is a convicted felon, domestic abuser or mentally incompetent, and therefore prohibited from purchasing firearms. By federal law, sales of all firearms by...
  • Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties

    Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties
    Since the 1970s, employers have been warned not to discriminate against pregnant employees, who "shall be treated the same" as other workers, according to a 1978 law. But as a Supreme Court argument revealed Wednesday, it is still not exactly clear what...
  • Supreme Court acknowledges ambiguity in pregnant workers law

    Supreme Court acknowledges ambiguity in pregnant workers law
    Decades after Congress passed an anti-discrimination law ensuring that pregnant employees "shall be treated the same" as other workers, the Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with exactly what that federal rule requires. Some say it means employers...
  • What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?

    What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?
    Should a fisherman face two decades in prison for discarding a few fish at sea? That question is at the core of a statutory interpretation case the Supreme Court heard in November, but it also raises another question: What does "cruel and unusual...