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Politics Jun 26Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.
Politics Jun 25Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.
Nation Jun 21Court to rule on Texas abortion law which closed clinics across state
The court is considering an emergency appeal from abortion providers in Texas, who want the justices to block two provisions of a state law that already has forced the closure of roughly half the licensed abortion clinics in the state.
Nation Jun 18Supreme Court tackles free speech issues in dueling decisions
In dueling decisions Thursday about free speech, the Supreme Court upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag and struck down an Arizona town's restrictions on temporary signs put up by a small church.
Politics Apr 27What are the possible outcomes for gay marriage cases before the Supreme Court?
The number of states allowing same-sex marriage has grown rapidly. Today, same-sex couples can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Here's a look at what is now before the Supreme Court, and the status of same-sex marriage…
Nation Jan 24Supreme Court to review drug used in botched Oklahoma executions
The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.
Nation Jan 16Supreme Court will hear case on nationwide same-sex marriage in April
WASHINGTON — 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.
Politics Jan 12Should church signs get same treatment as political signs?
WASHINGTON -- 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…
Nation Nov 27Justice Ginsburg released from hospital after heart surgery; expected to return to work Monday
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery.
Nation Nov 07Supreme Court to hear challenge to health care subsidies
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law. The justices said they will decide whether the law authorizes subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance…