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  • Wisconsin and Texas voter ID laws blocked by courts

    The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday blocked Wisconsin from enforcing its strict voter identification law in November’s election. By a 6-3 vote, the justices granted an emergency appeal from civil rights lawyers, who argued it was too late to...
  • Wisconsin, Texas voter ID laws blocked by courts

    Wisconsin, Texas voter ID laws blocked by courts
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a new voter identification law inWisconsin from going into effect. The nine-justice court, with three conservative members dissenting, granted a last-minute request by civil rights groups seeking to block an...
  • Nevada issues first marriage licenses to gay couples; some states push back

    Nevada issues first marriage licenses to gay couples; some states push back
    Nevada began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Thursday after a district judge removed the final hurdle to same-sex matrimony in the state, hours after a conservative group withdrew a last-ditch effort to block the change. The move came as...
  • Open thread: The week in review. Show us your common sense!

    49 Busy few weeks here and I've hardly touched on the biggest stories out there: Ebola, Karen Lewis in the hospital, the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative hearings, the U.S. Supreme Court's hugely important non-decision on gay marriage... As to the...
  • Pay workers for time spent at security checkpoint

    Imagine you've finished your shift, left your workstation, and as you exit the building you have to wait an additional 20 or 25 minutes to clear a security checkpoint set up by your employer to ensure that you aren't stealing anything. Should you be...
  • Court hands Texas abortion providers another setback

    AUSTIN, Texas A federal appeals court Thursday declined to reconsider a March decision that allowed Texas to require abortion doctors to gain admitting privileges in a nearby hospital. Abortion providers had asked the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
  • Supreme Court hears arguments in Amazon warehouse dispute

    Supreme Court hears arguments in Amazon warehouse dispute
    — Is a warehouse worker passing through a security check after he's clocked out similar to a casino or bank employee securing her cash drawer at the end of a shift? U.S. Supreme Court justices weighed that and other comparisons Wednesday during...
  • Amazon case divides Supreme Court

    Amazon case divides Supreme Court
    During the hourlong U.S. Supreme Court arguments, justices — who appeared divided in how they viewed the arguments — grilled attorneys over whether the security screenings are a part of an employee's job duties or separate from those...
  • Thursday: Is national gay marriage far from a done deal?

    Thursday: Is national gay marriage far from a done deal?
    Just as the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals on gay marriage bans had advocates high-fiving each other around the country, Justice Anthony Kennedy poured cold water on the party. Kennedy is the justice in charge of handling emergency...
  • West Virginia to stop challenging same-sex marriage

    West Virginia to stop challenging same-sex marriage
    West Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he will seek to end all litigation surrounding the state's ban on same-sex marriage, effectively clearing a path for gay and lesbian couples to get married there. Atty. Gen. Patrick Morrisey said in a...
  • Norton Simon may seek U.S. Supreme Court ruling in looted art case

    Norton Simon may seek U.S. Supreme Court ruling in looted art case
    The U.S. Supreme Court may be the next stop in a long and winding lawsuit over whether the Norton Simon Museum is obligated to give up a pair of Renaissance paintings that have been among its most prized holdings since the 1970s. In 1940, 31 years...