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  • Conservative justices not swayed by arguments against death penalty drug

    Conservative justices not swayed by arguments against death penalty drug
    One year after Oklahoma prison authorities botched the execution of Clayton Lockett, lawyers for three other Oklahoma murderers urged the U.S. Supreme Court to block any further lethal injections that use a sedative that they suspect will fail to induce...
  • Why Medicaid expansion does not work for Florida

    Why Medicaid expansion does not work for Florida
          In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court gave states the option to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare and Florida has chosen not to expand. There are principled reasons for declining to grow a program that currently covers 3.7 million Floridians at a cost...
  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    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...
  • Freemansburg man convicted in federal Facebook threat case now charged in domestic assault

    Freemansburg man convicted in federal Facebook threat case now charged in domestic assault
    While the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on whether a Freemansburg man was wrongly imprisoned for threats of violence on Facebook, he has been arrested on charges he hit his girlfriend's mother with a pot. Anthony Elonis, 31, was convicted in 2011...
  • High court upholds ban on judge hopefuls soliciting campaign cash

    High court upholds ban on judge hopefuls soliciting campaign cash
    WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a Florida case that states can ban judicial candidates from personally asking for campaign contributions, a decision aimed at protecting the impartiality of elected judges. The justices' 5-...
  • Same-sex marriage: Supreme Court Justices don't know much about history

    Same-sex marriage: Supreme Court Justices don't know much about history
    The most interesting, and dispiriting, aspect of Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments on same-sex marriage was the absence in the court chamber of any real understanding of the history of marriage.  Several justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts,...
  • 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...
  • Excerpts from Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage

    Excerpts from Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage
    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow same-sex couples to marry and whether states must recognize gay marriages performed in other states: Chief Justice John Roberts, on the institution of marriage:...
  • High court: Energy companies must face price fixing claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis. The justices on Tuesday ruled 7-...
  • Gov. Wolf correct to place moratorium on executions

    Gov. Wolf correct to place moratorium on executions
    Gov. Wolf was correct in halting executions until the state verified it had a reliable process to execute inmates, given what occurred last year in Oklahoma when an inmate withered for 45 minutes for death. Perhaps there is a more reliable method for...
  • 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...