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Roberts Suggests Contraception Requirement Forces Religious Business Owners To Violate Their Conscience

Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ preventive care plans.


People line up outside the U.S. Supreme Court in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in anticipation of two key rulings on gay marriage. (Photo credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Supreme Court Rules Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.


People wait to enter the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 24, 2013 in Washington D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Appeals Court

The Supreme Court has sent a Texas case on race-based college admissions back to a lower court for another look.


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Court: Police Can Take DNA Swabs From Arrestees

A divided Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.


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Supreme Court Rules Police Can Take DNA From Those Arrested Without Warrant

A divided Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.


Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Roberts: ‘Political Leaders Falling All Over Themselves To Endorse’ Gay Marriage

In a landmark debate over gay marriage, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative but often a decisive vote, is expressing concern that a federal law that prevents married gay couples from receiving benefits afforded straight married Americans might conflict with state laws.


Opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage converge in front of the US Supreme Court as the March for Marriage arrives at the court in Washington,DC on March 26, 2013. The court is hearing arguments on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage.    (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Justice Kennedy Suggests Court Could Dismiss Prop 8 Case With No Ruling

The Supreme Court waded into the fight over same-sex marriage Tuesday, at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed, but 40 states don’t allow it.


Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy prepares to testify before the House Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Capitol Hill on March 8, 2007 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Justice Kennedy: ‘Serious Problem’ Supreme Court Deciding Too Many Issues That Can Be Decided By Congress

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said Wednesday that congressional lawmakers need to maintain the nation’s balance of power by being able to compromise, expressing concerns that the high court is increasingly the venue for deciding politically charged issues such as gay marriage, health care and immigration.