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High Court Asked to Rule on Tour-Guide Licensing

Should tour guides in Washington have to prove they know James Madison from James Monroe? Should those in New Orleans take tests on the difference between Creole and Cajun?

11/17/2014

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Supreme Court Inaction Leaves Gay Couples in Limbo

Brianna Watts and Rachel Duncan hoped that this time it would be different — this time the clerk behind the counter wouldn’t say no.

10/09/2014

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Supreme Court To Hear Cases Over Employment, Housing Bias

The 11 cases the Justices will hear in the new term will touch on everything from political spending to redistricting to racial and religious discrimination.

10/03/2014

Gay couples in Virginia can now get married in the state. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gay Marriages in Va. Could Begin Thursday, Unless U.S. Supreme Court Intervenes

The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.

08/18/2014

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Va. Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By U.S. Court

A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.

07/28/2014

This image reviewed by the U.S. military shows the guard tower at the entrance to "Camp Five" and "Camp Six" detention facilities of the Joint Detention Group at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Jan. 19, 2012. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Questions Disrupt 9/11 Case At Guantanamo

Lawyers for Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attack say the FBI has questioned more people who work as support staff on their legal teams than previously disclosed, a development that may prompt a new detour in an already snarled case as the war crimes tribunal reconvened Monday at this U.S. base.

06/16/2014

Railing against the Koch Brothers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared his support for a constitutional amendment that would reverse a recent Supreme Court ruling and limit campaign contributions. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Reid Backs Changing Constitution Limiting Federal Campaign Donations

Railing against the Koch Brothers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared his support for a constitutional amendment that would reverse a recent Supreme Court ruling and limit campaign contributions.

05/15/2014

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices called on Congress to change the law to benefit victims. Credit: Kim Hong-Ji / AFP / Getty Images

Supreme Court Tosses $3.4M Award To Child Porn Victim

he Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online.

04/23/2014

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Argentina Files Appeal To US Supreme Court To Avert ‘Economic Catastrophe’

Argentina filed a long-shot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asking the justices in Washington to avert an “economic catastrophe” by overturning lower court rulings that could force the South American government to default on billions of dollars in debts.

02/18/2014

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Supreme Court Struggles With Restitution for Child Porn

The Supreme Court lent a sympathetic ear Wednesday to a victim of child pornography who wants the court to make it easier for victims to collect money from people convicted of downloading and viewing the pornographic images.

01/22/2014

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