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  • Florida's lethal-injection drug gets Supreme Court nod

    Florida's lethal-injection drug gets Supreme Court nod
    The Supreme Court's decision Monday to uphold the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions will have ramifications for the 395 people on Florida's death row as well as on the upcoming execution of a man who killed four family members...
  • Texas issuing gay marriage licenses, despite AG's opinion

    Many county clerks across Texas have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite instructions from the state attorney general that they could refuse to do so if it violates their religious beliefs. And most of the ones holding out say...
  • Supreme Court marriage equality ruling: history in the making

    Supreme Court marriage equality ruling: history in the making
    To the editor: Last week was breathtaking in the sweeping importance of the Supreme Court's decisions, (“‘Equal dignity' under the law,” June 27) and then President Obama's amazing eulogy in Charleston, S.C. What a time to be alive in...
  • What the court did, and didn't do, about coal-fired power plants

     What the court did, and didn't do, about coal-fired power plants
    The Supreme Court decision blocking federal regulations on mercury and other pollutants isn't the tremendous victory for Big Coal that it first appeared to be. In the majority opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia agreed with industry representatives that the...
  • Arkansas clerk will resign over same-sex marriage licenses

    A county clerk in Arkansas announced plans to resign effective Tuesday, saying she has a moral objection to issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Cleburne County Clerk Dana Guffey said she met with County Judge Jerry Holmes early Monday to notify him of...
  • Supreme Court power plant ruling panned in New England

    A U.S. Supreme Court decision against a federal crackdown on emissions from coal-fired power plants got bad reviews Monday in New England, where westerly winds sweep in pollution from many out-of-state plants. But several government officials and...
  • Supreme Court's Arizona ruling hands voters a big victory

    The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors: The sentence cannot be found in the Constitution, but it best captures one of the fundamental democratic principles the Constitution exists to protect: "Voters should choose their...
  • Put the death penalty on trial

    The following editorial appeared in The Charlotte Observer on Tuesday, June 30: Having issued landmark rulings on gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act last week, the Supreme Court on Monday tackled another complex legal and social question: the...
  • Arizona takes its map back. Illinois, you're next.

    Arizona takes its map back. Illinois, you're next.
    The people of Arizona scored a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. People of Illinois, were you watching? The nation's highest court sided with voters who were fed up with politicians rigging the outcome of elections. By a 5-4 vote, the court...
  • Arizona case gives Virginia redistricting reformers hope, not change

    Arizona case gives Virginia redistricting reformers hope, not change
    Groups calling for redistricting reform in Virginia were emboldened Monday by a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding reforms in Arizona, but changes to Virginia's system remain a political long shot in the near term. In a 5-4 decision, the high court...
  • How Justice Kennedy could have baked a better fortune cookie

    How Justice Kennedy could have baked a better fortune cookie
    Last week’s historic Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs. Hodges gave supporters of marriage equality a deserved victory, but one based on unfortunate reasoning. Yes, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy arrived at the right conclusion, but his analysis...