| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Same-sex weddings could happen in South Carolina as soon as Thursday after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Tuesday to block a district court ruling that struck down South Carolina's gay marriage ban.
The move, which paves the way for...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The Supreme Court's surprising decision last week to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act has once again focused attention on Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the deciding vote in a 2012 decision that saved Obamacare from being declared...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:52 AM
Here's what you need to know to start your week.
Mostly cloud today with a high of 63, and a low of 34. Variable winds will be out of the west-northwest at 6 to 12 mph. Tonight, a dreaded trio of snow, sleet and rain will arrive...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's sister is a high-powered labor attorney who represents management in disputes with workers. Justice Elena Kagan's brother, a teacher at an elite public school in New York, has protested the school's admissions...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:48 AM
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday wrestled with arguments over whether the online postings that landed a Lower Saucon Township man in prison should have been viewed as rap lyrics protected under the First Amendment instead of as violent threats.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Easy for them to say, since they’re already on the Supreme Court, but three justices agreed the other day that the court isn’t diverse enough. In a forum at their alma mater, Yale Law School, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor and Samuel A....
| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Re: "Court leaves mark on voting rights" (Oct. 19).
Citizens United recognizes a corporation as a person with full protection under the First Amendment. This decision allows Chief Justice John Roberts to state "There is no more basic right ... than...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:48 PM
In the Oct. 30 article "Research Park could cost city $42.6 million," City Manager Bourey states, "The city and W.M. Jordan do not yet have a development agreement for any portion of the Tech Center."
I guess I'm not sure as to what the...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:18 PM
The Supreme Court justices sounded sharply and closely split Monday over whether the president or Congress has the power to decide whether passports of American children born in Jerusalem may be stamped with “Israel.”
The outcome could...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Robert MacLean, an air marshal from south Orange County, learned from a text message of the government's plan to stop using armed marshals on overnight flights from Las Vegas. The aim was to save money.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Justices of the Supreme Court expressed justifiable skepticism this week about the use of a law aimed at financial crimes to prosecute a fisherman who destroyed evidence of an illegal catch. By reversing the conviction of John Yates, the court can put...