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  • Judge orders California to pay for inmate's sex change

    A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled...
  • Court sides with state on Medicaid rates

    Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision that broke across ideological lines, the justices said medical...
  • 5 arrested in protest inside Supreme Court

    Protesters disrupted Supreme Court proceedings on Wednesday for the second time this year with shouted criticism of the court's previous rulings on campaign finance. Supreme Court police swiftly removed five people from the courtroom after they rose, one...
  • Kennedy Center to host summit on impact of arts on society

    The Kennedy Center and the Aspen Institute plan to host an arts summit for artists, innovators and policy leaders next month on how the arts can address issues in society. The summit will be held May 16 at the Kennedy Center. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will lead a...
  • Supreme Court bars judges from setting Medicaid rates

    The Supreme Court barred doctors, dentists and druggists Tuesday from going to court to fight cutbacks in Medicaid payments in California and other states. The justices' 5-4 decision in a case from Idaho held that the Medicaid Act, which offers...
  • U.S. Supreme Court decision could curtail Medi-Cal lawsuits

    U.S. Supreme Court decision could curtail Medi-Cal lawsuits
    During California's budget crisis, attempts to cut costs by reducing public services often became tied up in litigation. But on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court significantly curtailed that legal avenue for advocates protesting spending cuts. The...
  • From antiwar armbands to American flag shirts

    From antiwar armbands to American flag shirts
    This week the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of some California high school students who were ordered to remove or hide shirts showing the American flag. The students at Live Oak High School near San Jose wore Old Glory on May 5, 2010,...
  • Pope Francis and the 'gospel' of election reform

    The other night a journalist friend who writes a lot about religion tweeted out a┬ácomment Pope Francis made about ... political campaign spending. "In the financing of electoral campaigns,” the pope said, “many interests get into the mix,...
  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law. The Supreme Court was snarled in a web of legal arguments Tuesday over whether an inventor could keep collecting royalties on a Spider-Man toy even...
  • Youth group pushing Republicans on gay marriage visits Ohio

    Activists who don't want the Republican Party's 2016 platform to oppose same-sex marriage will promote their effort in a swing through Ohio. The Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry will have representatives in Cincinnati on Tuesday, followed...
  • Court ruling shows hazy high school freedom

    Court ruling shows hazy high school freedom
    Almost half a century ago, in a case involving students who wore black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court proclaimed that schoolchildren don't “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the...