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  • Does the Supreme Court care that Americans support gay marriage?

    WASHINGTON As Noah Rothman of the conservative blog Hot Air put it Friday, polls show that "gay marriage is so popular that even Republicans are coming around." A new CNN/ORC poll found that 63 percent of Americans side with gay and lesbian couples on...
  • Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case

    Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case
    WASHINGTON — A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been prosecuted under a law targeting accounting fraud. In a 5-4 decision...
  • Supreme Court says 'open wide' to North Carolina teeth-whitening business

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday effectively rejected North Carolina's tight control over the lucrative teeth-whitening business. In a divided decision that polishes their pro-competition credentials, six justices agreed the Federal Trade...
  • Supreme Court tosses conviction of Florida fisherman into the drink

    WASHINGTON A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out the conviction of a Florida fisherman who had a crewman toss several small fish overboard into the Gulf of Mexico. In a decision that could handcuff other prosecutors, five justices agreed that...
  • US Supreme Court won't lift stay in Florida execution

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to lift a stay of execution of a convicted Florida quadruple-murderer while the justices review the drug mixture used in lethal injections. The high court issued a one-page ruling Wednesday in Washington rejecting a...
  • Justices: Dentists unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services. By a 6-3...
  • High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'

    High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'
    The Supreme Court narrowed the definition of obstruction of justice under the so-called Enron law and did so Wednesday by freeing a Florida fishing boat captain from charges that he secretly tossed overboard dozens of undersized red grouper to avoid...
  • Ruling could have impact on cases against Tsarnaev friends

    A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in an unrelated case involving a Florida fisherman could have an impact on criminal cases brought against friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, defense lawyers said Wednesday. In November, a federal...
  • Millions of 401(k) plans could get boost from Supreme Court

    Millions of 401(k) plans could get boost from Supreme Court
    More than 50 million Americans with retirement funds through their jobs may get a boost from the Supreme Court. A case heard by the justices Tuesday involved whether workers can sue their employers if the employer offers mutual funds that have...
  • Fight at US Supreme Court over health law affects Illinois

    A case being heard at the U.S. Supreme Court next week challenges health insurance subsidies for more than 270,000 Illinois residents and many more people in states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's health...
  • Couple in Ala. gay marriage case still not allowed to adopt

    The couple whose lawsuit overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban is headed back to court after a probate judge again refused to grant their adoption petition. Cari Searcy and Kim McKeand filed the new lawsuit Tuesday against Mobile County Probate Judge Don...