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  • Supreme Court should provide marriage clarity

    Supreme Court should provide marriage clarity
    Florida and the rest of the nation will soon have a definitive answer concerning a monumental cultural change. The United State Supreme Court today will hear arguments on whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. It is being...
  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings. But those who have known Justice Anthony Kennedy for decades and scholars who have...
  • Noah Feldman: Pendulum shifting on police actions

    Are the past year's examples of racially charged police abuses from Ferguson to Staten Island to North Charleston affecting the Supreme Court? In a subtle way, the answer may well be yes. In the first evidence of an effect, the Supreme Court held...
  • Supreme Court should call off the police dogs

    Supreme Court should call off the police dogs
    The law makes it easy for police to stop a car because of a minor infraction — even if the real reason for the stop is a hunch or a hope that the officer will find drugs or other evidence of a more serious crime. The Supreme Court exacerbated that...
  • High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops

    High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops
    The Supreme Court told the police Tuesday they may not turn routine traffic stops into drug searches using trained dogs. The 6-3 decision limits the increasingly common practice whereby officers stop a car for a traffic violation and then call for a...
  • Justices: Police can't extend traffic stop awaiting drug dog

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday that police may not extend an ordinary traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted officers to pull a vehicle over. The justices voted 6-3 in favor of a driver who was found to have...
  • Yeezus! Kanye West, Kim Kardashian among Time's 100 most influential

    Yeezus! Kanye West, Kim Kardashian among Time's 100 most influential
    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have topped yet another list: They're among this year's Time 100 most influential people. The "Yeezus" rapper and the reality star top the "titans" section of the magazine's 12th annual list, released Thursday. West...
  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court. O'Connor, who was appointed in 1981 and retired...
  • After hotel renovation, Watergate owners hope for a breakthrough

    The suffix "gate" has been slapped on so many scandals and faux scandals — closed turnpike lanes, presidential haircuts, deflated footballs, to name a few — that it can be easy to forget there is an actual place that started it all: the...
  • Activist's childhood home named a national treasure

    She was an activist for minorities and women, an attorney, professor, author and eventually, the first black woman to be a priest in the Episcopal Church. She influenced some of this country's great minds, including a Supreme Court justice. Yet Pauli...
  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law. The Supreme Court was snarled in a web of legal arguments Tuesday over whether an inventor could keep collecting royalties on a Spider-Man toy even...