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  • Gay-rights skeptic Roberts urged to make U.S. high court history

    WASHINGTON When three of his U.S. Supreme Court colleagues said two years ago that same-sex marriage wasn't a constitutional right, Chief Justice John Roberts left himself room to maneuver. Roberts declined to join that group, and that decision will...
  • Ohio in a minority as high court weighs same-sex marriage

    While Ohio has traditionally been a national bellwether politically, the state now finds itself in the minority on same-sex marriage heading into Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments. When Ohio voters handily passed a state ban in 2004, only...
  • State attorney general files brief in same-sex marriage case

    State attorney general files brief in same-sex marriage case
    It was once thought that a Virginia same-sex marriage case out of Norfolk could be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the fate of same-sex marriage bans around the country. That didn't happen, of course, with the Supreme Court taking a pass on...
  • Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary

    Illinois Republicans have unveiled legislation backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner they say will clean up state hiring rules that allow a governor to hand out jobs to loyal lieutenants instead of hiring strictly on merit. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Karen...
  • 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...
  • Court: Family of teen shot across border can't sue in US

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The unanimous ruling was issued by the full 5th U.S....
  • Noah Feldman: Pendulum shifting on police actions

    Are the past year's examples of racially charged police abuses from Ferguson to Staten Island to North Charleston affecting the Supreme Court? In a subtle way, the answer may well be yes. In the first evidence of an effect, the Supreme Court held...
  • Evolving awareness is cause for same-sex-marriage optimism in court

    Evolving awareness is cause for same-sex-marriage optimism in court
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Ohio case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, as well as three related cases from Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The court is then expected to decide whether the Constitution requires states to...
  • Why the execution drug shortage won't go away in Florida or elsewhere

    Why the execution drug shortage won't go away in Florida or elsewhere
    In a few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Glossip vs. Gross, which examines the use of the drug midazolam in lethal injection executions. The case comes on the heels of an infamously gruesome 2014, a year that saw botched executions in Ohio,...
  • Taylor Batten: A novel approach on gay marriage

    With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear arguments in a landmark gay-marriage case this month, South Carolina has inserted itself in a most bizarre way. The court will hear two and a half hours of arguments on April 28 in cases involving gay marriage bans...
  • 'I'm just praying' for 2nd chance, convict says in juvenile resentencing

    'I'm just praying' for 2nd chance, convict says in juvenile resentencing
    Adolfo Davis lived in a crawl space with dirt floors and was raised by a loving but illiterate grandmother who struggled to meet his most basic needs like cooking or doing laundry, according to a grim picture that emerged at the Chicago man's...