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  • Gay couples ask judge to make counties comply with ruling

    Groups representing same-sex couples Tuesday said more Alabama counties are beginning to follow the U.S Supreme Court's marriage ruling but want a federal judge to order reluctant probate judges to comply. "That number refusing is dwindling, but we are...
  • Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

    Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job." Moments later, she told a lesbian...
  • Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen

    Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they are studying whether it could also allow them to reopen some...
  • Clock is ticking on California's lethal injection question

    Clock is ticking on California's lethal injection question
    One of the silver linings of Monday's Supreme Court ruling in Glossip vs. Gross, which upheld Oklahoma's objectionable three-drug execution protocol, was a compelling dissent by Justice Stephen G. Breyer arguing that it is "highly likely that the death...
  • Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes

    Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines. But Republicans say Monday's 5-4 decision upholding...
  • A court of one: Anthony Kennedy

     A court of one: Anthony Kennedy
    Forget the debate over whether the Supreme Court has taken a liberal turn. It is not a liberal court or a conservative court. It's a Kennedy court. On major constitutional and statutory questions, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's views matter more than...
  • Wisconsin justice withdraws request in ex-Walker aide case

    A Wisconsin Supreme Court justice on Tuesday withdrew his unusual request asking for his colleagues on the state's highest court to review its decision not to hear an appeal of a felony conviction from a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker. Justice...
  • Alan Grayson, Buddy Dyer, Belvin Perry: weekend guests

    Alan Grayson, Buddy Dyer, Belvin Perry: weekend guests
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Legal analysts Belvin Perry and Bill Sheaffer discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. The topics include same-sex marriage,...
  • For one Mississippi gay couple, Friday's heartache turns into Monday's joy

    For one Mississippi gay couple, Friday's heartache turns into Monday's joy
    Duane Smith, who works in financial services, had Friday off. So there he was, doing yard work in his Jackson, Miss., back yard when the U.S. Supreme Court granted gays and lesbians nationwide the right to marry. He put down his tools and joined Knol...
  • Stephen Colbert cheers the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

    Stephen Colbert cheers the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling
    Add Stephen Colbert to the chorus of celebrities and media personalities cheering Friday's Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, which struck down state laws barring same-sex marriage.   In a video posted to the "Late Show's" YouTube...
  • Same-sex marriage is only the beginning

    "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." What Winston Churchill said in 1942 following a British military victory in North Africa might also be said about Friday's narrow 5-4...