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

    Why us? Why now? The justices of the Supreme Court asked those most poignant questions over and over during this week's arguments about same-sex marriage. They sounded humbled: Who are we to tamper with this ancient thing called marriage? For all...
  • 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...
  • After historic arguments, Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

    After historic arguments, Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage
    Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Baltimore police enforce curfew with tear gas; streets once rocked by riots nearly empty Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were eerily quiet early Wednesday as residents obeyed an all-night curfew enforced by 3,000 police and National...
  • After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

    Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian...
  • Was Justice Kennedy playing 'devil's advocate' on gay marriage?

    Was Justice Kennedy playing 'devil's advocate' on gay marriage?
    During this morning’s Supreme Court¬†arguments on same-sex marriage, my Twitter feed reflected anxiety that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy might not be a sure vote for marriage equality after all. One source of the fretting was this comment by the...
  • 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...
  • After court adjourns, 9th Circuit judge's movie nights are a hit

    After court adjourns, 9th Circuit judge's movie nights are a hit
    It's movie night at the courthouse. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, his identification and security tags hanging from his neck, greets dozens of people who have shown up early for a guided tour of the court's headquarters, an...