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  • Supreme Court seems willing to restore gay marriage in California

    Supreme Court seems willing to restore gay marriage in California
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, hearing arguments on the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage for the first time, appeared willing Tuesday to restore marital rights to gays and lesbians in California but uncomfortable with legalizing same-sex...
  • Will the court duck marriage equality altogether?

    Regardless of whether the Supreme Court is ready to declare a constitutional right to gay marriage, it has the responsibility to fully recognize the decisions Maryland and eight other states, plus the District of Columbia, have made to allow same-sex...
  • Justice Ginsburg: Roe v. Wade not 'woman-centered'

    Justice Ginsburg: Roe v. Wade not 'woman-centered'
    Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade case legalized abortion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the case is not her "ideal picture" for resolving the controversial issue of abortion. Instead, the landmark decision gave...
  • Gosnell's 'clinic of horrors'

    It was the pictures and riveting testimony that convinced a Philadelphia jury that abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was guilty of murdering three infants born alive following botched late-term abortions and also guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of...
  • Supreme Court appears divided in campaign finance case arguments

    Supreme Court appears divided in campaign finance case arguments
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether to give wealthy Americans even more clout in Congress by lifting the legal limit on how much they can give to candidates and their parties, with the outcome seeming likely to depend on...
  • It's not looking good for campaign finance limits at Supreme Court

    It's not looking good for campaign finance limits at Supreme Court
    The smart money is saying that at least some Watergate-era campaign finance limits could be struck down by the Supreme Court in a case reminiscent of the 2011 Citizens United disaster. Oral arguments were heard Tuesday in the new case, McCutcheon vs....
  • Another thing to admire about Janet Yellen: Her hair!

    News stories about Janet Yellen’s nomination to head the Federal Reserve have all stated one obvious fact: If confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold that position. But there’s an even more significant barrier Yellen is breaching. She&...
  • Supreme Court justices voice support for affirmative action ban

    Supreme Court justices voice support for affirmative action ban
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices signaled Tuesday they are likely to uphold a Michigan voter initiative that forbids its state universities from granting “preferential treatment” to applicants because of their...
  • When judges mouth off outside the courtroom

    Supporters of photo ID requirements for voters are fond of noting that the Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s ID law in a 2007 decision written by the then-dean of the court’s liberal wing, Justice John Paul Stevens. Now critics of voter ID laws,...
  • Voting Rights Act is still vital

    There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....
  • Ehrlich misleading on voting rights

    Ehrlich misleading on voting rights
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. is entitled to his belief that the Supreme Court did the right thing in striking at the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("Court's Voting Rights Act ruling should be a cause for celebration," July 14). He is not...