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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no plans to retire soon

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no plans to retire soon
    When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg walked from behind a stage curtain on a recent Friday afternoon, a huge roar went up from the jammed auditorium at George Washington University. "Everyone here is thrilled to be in the presence of the Notorious R.B.G.!"...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court grants Ohio's request to shorten early-voting period

    Supreme Court grants Ohio's request to shorten early-voting period
    The Supreme Court ordered a halt Monday to early voting in Ohio that was scheduled to begin this week, clearing the way for the state to close polls on the Sunday before election day, when African American turnout has been heaviest. The emergency order,...