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  • Missouri executes inmate for 1998 killing over child support

    A Missouri inmate was executed Tuesday night for killing a man in a fit of rage over child support payments 16 years ago. Andre Cole, 52, became the third convicted killer put to death this year in Missouri. His fate was sealed after the U.S. Supreme...
  • Gov. Ducey Oks bill blocking funding for federal health care

    With the future of subsidies for people who buy health insurance on the federal health marketplace at risk, Arizona will block state and local governments from funding, enforcing or cooperating with the President Barack Obama's health care law under a...
  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings. But those who have known Justice Anthony Kennedy for decades and scholars who have...
  • Stetson law professor glad he lost 'Gideon' case

    Bruce Jacob, a bright young lawyer from Florida, had landed the case of his career. He was 27, just three years out of law school. He had seen Washington, D.C., once in his life, driving through on the way to somewhere else. Now he was flying to the city...
  • Oklahoma governor signs bill allowing nitrogen in executions

    Oklahoma became the first U.S. state to approve nitrogen gas for executions under a measure Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law Friday that provides an alternative death penalty method if lethal injections aren't possible, either because of a court ruling or...
  • Justice halts religious groups' birth control opt-out role

    A Supreme Court justice is blocking an appeals court's ruling that would have forced two western Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses and a Christian college to fill out forms to avoid penalties for not directly providing contraceptive benefits. Justice Samuel...
  • State judge strikes down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage, but decision put on hold

    LEXINGTON, Ky. A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Thursday struck down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage, although he immediately put his decision on hold because the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on that ban in less than two weeks. Judge...
  • Kentucky judge rejects state's gay marriage ban

    A Kentucky judge has ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses but put the ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar challenge to gay marriage bans. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate on...
  • Speaking up for the dead, their loved ones in marriage case

    A funeral home director has become a voice in court for gay and lesbian clients who can no longer speak for themselves. Robert Grunn, a Cincinnati gay man who's been a licensed funeral director for more than two decades, joined cases now before the U.S....
  • South Carolina execution secrecy bill may await court ruling

    South Carolina legislators may await a U.S. Supreme Court decision before voting on a bill that prison officials say will help them secure a drug they need for an inmate's execution. The bill would keep secret the information of any company or pharmacist...
  • Scott says he's suing feds for withholding hospital funds

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is suing the Obama administration for withholding hospital funds because the state won't expand Medicaid. The announcement is another twist in what has been a gritty yearlong battle with the feds over roughly $1...