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  • Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments

    Pivotal Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy did not tip his hand Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. Kennedy, whose vote could decide the issue, offered reasons for hope and worry to...
  • The constitutional argument for same-sex marriage

    The constitutional argument for same-sex marriage
    For some time the U.S. Supreme Court has been "leading from behind" on same-sex marriage, allowing lower court decisions to transform the legal and social landscape in large parts of the country without weighing in itself. But now the court has seized the...
  • Court weighs excessive force against inmates awaiting trial

    Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of excessive force against jail officials by people who are accused but not yet convicted of crimes. The case involves Michael...
  • Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

    A Texas inmate facing execution for the fatal stabbing of a corrections officer more than 15 years ago is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his lethal injection. Attorneys for 35-year-old Robert Lynn Pruett had several appeals before the high court...
  • Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

    Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution
    A Texas inmate facing execution for the fatal stabbing of a corrections officer more than 15 years ago is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his lethal injection. Attorneys for 35-year-old Robert Lynn Pruett had several appeals before the high...
  • Tuesday's the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court

    Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land. All...
  • Citizens, not judges, should determine future of marriage

    As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments about gay marriage, it's important to realize what the justices are actually being asked to settle. Here's the bottom line: Whatever people may think about marriage as a policy matter, everyone...
  • Legal fight over voter IDs in Wisconsin continues

    With two special elections looming next month and one to fill a vacancy in the state Senate coming later this year, opponents of Wisconsin's new voter identification law want a federal court to expand the number of IDs that voters can show at the polls....
  • Ahead of SCOTUS gay marriage arguments, Dyer blogs support for 'freedom to marry'

    Ahead of SCOTUS gay marriage arguments, Dyer blogs support for 'freedom to marry'
    The day before the nation's highest court is set to consider sweeping protections for same-sex marriage rights, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer took to his blog Monday to voice support for "the freedom to marry." The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments...
  • Pioneer for gay marriage among lawyers for high court cases

    Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind...
  • Gay-rights skeptic Roberts urged to make U.S. high court history

    WASHINGTON When three of his U.S. Supreme Court colleagues said two years ago that same-sex marriage wasn't a constitutional right, Chief Justice John Roberts left himself room to maneuver. Roberts declined to join that group, and that decision will...