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  • Dick Meyer: Justices feel weight of history in considering same-sex marriage case

    Why us? Why now?
  • Gay marriage foe's argument seems to leave Supreme Court justices puzzled

    Gay marriage foe's argument seems to leave Supreme Court justices puzzled
    Many people think they know what marriage is about: love, fidelity and the forming of stable families to raise children. But to hear the legal opponents of same-sex marriage, that represents flawed thinking. As the Supreme Court justices listened this...

    Until the court do us part?

    In 2-1/2 hours of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked the right question: whether it is appropriate for the Court to discard a definition of marriage that "has been with us for millennia," adding, "it's very...

    Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions. The justices are considering the plea of death row inmates in...

    Justice Kennedy sent clearer signal in 2013 marriage case

    Two years ago, Justice Anthony Kennedy left little doubt during Supreme Court arguments that a part of the federal anti-gay marriage law was doomed. When the justices heard arguments Tuesday in a broader case about the right of same-sex couples to...