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High Court to Hear Gay Marriage Cases in April

Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.

01/16/2015

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Justices Must Act Fast if Gay Marriage to be Settled in June

Time is running short for the Supreme Court to get same-sex marriage on its calendar if the justices want to tackle the issue before their current term ends in late June.

01/16/2015

The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on Oct. 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Hear Case About Ariz. Church Claiming Local Gov’t Putting Strict Limits On Its Roadside Signs

A small church in a Phoenix suburb says its local government puts far stricter limits on its roadside signs advertising Sunday services than it places on politicians, real estate agents and other groups, and is asking the Supreme Court for relief.

01/12/2015

Protesters hold signs against the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a 1,980-mile (3,200-kilometer) conduit for oil from Canada's tar sands region to the US Gulf Coast, outside a Democratic event with US President Barack Obama. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Republicans, Court Ship Oil Pipeline Decision Back to Obama

Congressional Republicans and Nebraska’s Supreme Court have shipped the Keystone XL oil pipeline project right back to a reluctant President Barack Obama.

01/10/2015

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Chief Justice: Courts Will Be Slow To Embrace ‘The Next Big Thing’

John Roberts says court system is necessarily slow to adopt new technology to protect the rights of those who dont have the latest gadgets.

01/05/2015

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Nebraska, Oklahoma Want Supreme Court To Declare Colorado’s Marijuana Law Unconstitutional

Colorado’s top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state’s historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states.

12/19/2014

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Executions, New Death Sentences Continue to Fall

Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report.

12/18/2014

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Court: Traffic Stop OK Despite Mistake of Law

Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

12/15/2014

The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on Oct. 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Refusing To Allow Ariz. To Enforce Restrictions On Abortions

The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on drug-induced abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts.

12/15/2014

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Brewer Asks Supreme Court To Delay Decision Blocking Denial Of Driver’s Licenses To Young Immigrants

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to temporarily put on hold a lower court’s decision blocking her denial of driver’s licenses to young immigrants now avoiding deportation under an Obama administration policy.

12/12/2014

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