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  • Gay marriage case secures Justice Kennedy's legacy

    WASHINGTON Anthony Kennedy seemed the safest, straightest-arrow Republican possible when President Ronald Reagan elevated him from an appeals court seat in Sacramento to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 5 weeks after filing, justices' finances still not public

    Supreme Court justices' annual reports on investments, paid travel and other financial matters remain shielded from public view more than five weeks after they were filed. For the first time since John Roberts became chief justice in 2005, the justices...

    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...

    Robert Sherwood Morse dies at 91; dissident Episcopal clergyman

    Robert Sherwood Morse dies at 91; dissident Episcopal clergyman
    Robert Sherwood Morse, a dissident clergyman who objected to changes in traditional Episcopalian practice and urged fellow religious conservatives to leave a mainstream he likened to the Biblical "fleshpots of Egypt," has died. He was 91. Morse, who...

    Law students propose bill to close lucrative Capitol lobbying loophole

     Law students propose bill to close lucrative Capitol lobbying loophole
    The three law students lingered anxiously outside a Capitol hearing room, waiting to learn the fate of an entire school year of work. They had sponsored a proposal to shed light on who lobbies to sell the state more than $1 billion in goods and services...