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  • Supreme Court rejects inmate's appeal for sex-change surgery

    Supreme Court rejects inmate's appeal for sex-change surgery
    A nearly two-decade legal fight by a convicted murderer in Massachusetts to get taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery ended in failure Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her final appeal. The justices did not comment in letting stand a...
  • Killer who got mandatory life term at 14 resentenced to life

    An Illinois judge on Monday resentenced a convicted killer to the same life term without the possibility of parole that he received at age 14, saying he had grown from a boy who took part in a double murder into a dangerous and violent adult. Adolfo...
  • Texas lawmakers attempt to revive religious objections bill

    Texas got a taste Monday of the religious objections issue that drew strong criticism elsewhere, with many church leaders imploring state lawmakers to protect religious freedoms in the name of tolerance but others taking the opportunity to openly decry...
  • High court: Debtors must wait to appeal payment plan denial

    A unanimous Supreme Court says debtors in bankruptcy cannot immediately appeal a court's order rejecting a plan to repay creditors. The justices ruled Monday that parties in a bankruptcy case must wait until a repayment plan is confirmed before appealing...
  • Be prepared! Gay marriage case goes to Supreme Court next week

    Be prepared! Gay marriage case goes to Supreme Court next week
    The U.S. Supreme Court will finally hear arguments on same-sex marriage next week, and that can mean only one thing: We're all going to die. One amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court includes an entire section called: "God's Judgment on the Nation."...
  • Judges Aren't Politicians: Their Take

    Judges Aren't Politicians: Their Take
    Right call on judges The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. hasn't been friendly to legislative attempts to reduce the corrupting influence of money in election campaigns. But on Wednesday the court finally found a campaign finance...
  • Concerns about fundraising would vanish if all judges were appointed

    Concerns about fundraising would vanish if all judges were appointed
    This week the Supreme Court upheld a Florida rule prohibiting candidates for judge from personally soliciting campaign contributions. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the majority opinion in the 5-4 ruling, but it was  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg&...
  • No, Justices Alito and Scalia, death penalty politics aren't the issue

    No, Justices Alito and Scalia, death penalty politics aren't the issue
    Oral arguments before the Supreme Court earlier this week over Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol took an unusually harsh tone (which Dahlia Lithwick parses nicely here at Slate). What was more jarring, though, was the theme of statements –...
  • Gov. Wolf opens door to running insurance marketplace

    Gov. Wolf opens door to running insurance marketplace
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration advanced plans Friday to maintain federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 400,000 Pennsylvanians ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could wipe out the aid to insurance buyers in some states....
  • 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...