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  • Sharp partisan divide in high court's same-sex marriage case

    The partisan divide over same-sex marriage among top elected officials remains stark, with Democrats overwhelmingly on record in favor and Republicans mostly silent so far. The list of Republicans who are supporting same-sex marriage, in a case set for...
  • Groundbreaking textbook makes the case for reproductive justice field

    In Boalt Hall's faculty lounge the other day, UC Berkeley Law professor Melissa Murray was telling me about some of the cases she and her colleague Kristin Luker included in their groundbreaking legal casebook about reproductive justice. Of course the...
  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular, seeing how he behaves. Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, is one of the court's...
  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans. The...
  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line. Didn't we do this already? Yes, but foes of President Barack Obama's signature law hope this time the...
  • Supreme Court: Alabama may try to justify railroad tax

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Alabama should have the chance to justify a fuel sales tax that it assesses on railroads but not on competitors in the trucking and barge industries. The justices ruled 7-2 against CSX Transportation Inc., which had...
  • To nobody's surprise, Supreme Court seems split on health care law

    WASHINGTON A clearly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday put Obamacare under the microscope once again, with the tentative prognosis looking rather positive for the president's signature health care law. During an unusually long oral argument, several...
  • Jeffrey M. McCall: In Facebook case, Supreme Court must offer guide to defining threat

    The social media world is a crazy world, indeed, sparking firestorms over petty things, such as the color of some dress in Scotland. Most social media postings connect people to ideas, news, fun and each other. There is, however, a dark and demented...
  • High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

    The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials. The justices on Monday debated whether out-of-court statements that children...
  • Time for government to butt out of marriage

    Time for government to butt out of marriage
    This month, two women grace the cover of Texas Monthly, "The National Magazine of Texas." Both are young and conservatively dressed, and have worried half-smiles. One is pregnant; the other holds a toddler, his face buried in her shoulder. Legos litter...
  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview? Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito channeled his inner stand-up comic Wednesday in indicating that he and most of the court would side with...