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  • 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...
  • Ted Cruz: Anti gay marriage crusader? Not always

    WASHINGTON Sen. Ted Cruz, who wants to be the Republican Party's lead crusader against gay marriage, ducked the opportunity to play a critical role in turning back the movement in its infancy. In 2003, the year Cruz became Texas's top government lawyer,...
  • 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...
  • High court: Judges can review EEOC bids to settle job bias

    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority, though limited, to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers....
  • States can ban elected judges from asking for campaign money, Supreme Court says

    States can ban elected judges from asking for campaign money, Supreme Court says
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld state laws that bar elected judges from asking for money to support their campaigns. In a 5-4 decision, the court rejected a free-speech claim brought by a Florida judge. "Judges are not politicians, even when...
  • 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...
  • Federal judge who issued Kentucky gay marriage rulings dies

    A federal judge whose ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on gay marriage led to an appeal heard this week in the U.S. Supreme Court died Wednesday. He was 66. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II died at home in Louisville surrounded by family after...
  • Bill would take Alabama out of marriage license business

    A state senator who wants to take Alabama out of the marriage license business says he's not targeting same-sex couples but trying to remove government from the process. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill by Sen. Greg Albritton,...
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals defers gay marriage cases

    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals deferred arguments and a decision Wednesday on same-sex marriage cases in four states until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue, allowing the appeals court to potentially rule on any matters not addressed by the...
  • 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...
  • 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...