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  • Supreme Court blocks EPA regs for power plant emissions

    Supreme Court blocks EPA regs for power plant emissions
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked federal standards for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, saying the cost for industry to meet those standards wasn't properly considered. The 5-4 decision is a blow to efforts to force coal- and...
  • US envoy confident Australia will manage gay marriage debate

    The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday he was confident that the "great debate" among Australians on whether to allow gay marriages would result in the best outcome for the country. Ambassador John Berry, 56, who has been a gay...
  • Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty

    Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty
    The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for Oklahoma to continue using a lethal drug cocktail for executions, but, in a surprising dissent, two liberal justices opened the door to what could become a historic challenge to the death penalty itself. By a...
  • Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators. The justices split 5-4 along ideological...
  • Supreme Court upholds Arizona's system for redistricting

    Supreme Court upholds Arizona's system for redistricting
    The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the power of independent commissions used by 13 states to draw congressional districts, in a ruling that could spur efforts in other states to reduce partisan influence in the creation of electoral districts. The...
  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

    Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is...
  • California officials praise Supreme Court ruling on independent redistricting commissions

    California officials praise Supreme Court ruling on independent redistricting commissions
    Political reformers in California and Arizona and the voters who supported them won a big round at the Supreme Court on Monday, when the justices upheld the use of independent redistricting commissions to draw election districts for members of Congress....
  • Confusion reigns in Texas over gay marriage after official's defiant statement

    Confusion reigns in Texas over gay marriage after official's defiant statement
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry has left some state officials grappling with another legal question: Are government employees with conflicting religious beliefs obligated to issue...
  • La. court clerks get OK to issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Two New Orleans men celebrated what apparently was the first same-sex wedding in Louisiana as the last holdout state began issuing licenses to same-sex couples after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that marriage is a fundamental right for all...
  • US Supreme Court declines to hear Google-Oracle feud

    SAN JOSE, Calif. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to jumped into the huge copyright battle between Google and Oracle, steering clear of what many legal experts considered a chance to further define the legal boundaries of software protection....
  • Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants

     Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants
    The Supreme Court dealt a blow Monday to the Obama administration’s environmental plans, deciding that efforts to sharply limit hazardous power plant emissions must also consider their costs. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the...