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  • Recork the champagne for gay marriage in Utah

    Recork the champagne for gay marriage in Utah
    After a federal district judge in Utah struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and refused to stay his ruling, the state asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put the decision on hold. The court obliged. This shouldn’t come as a surprise....
  • Mt. Soledad cross: Take it down

    Mt. Soledad cross: Take it down
    The Mt. Soledad cross has been handed yet another defeat in its long legal drama. A lower court ruled for the second time that the cross — a visually commanding religious symbol on government-owned land on a San Diego hilltop — violates...
  • High court's refusal to hear Oklahoma appeal is blow to abortion foes

    High court's refusal to hear Oklahoma appeal is blow to abortion foes
    WASHINGTON — The legal push in some Republican-controlled states to restrict abortion rights suffered a setback Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Oklahoma's appeal seeking to reinstate a law that effectively banned the use of...
  • Public prayer case appears to perplex Supreme Court

    Public prayer case appears to perplex Supreme Court
    WASHINGTON — Mulling over the beliefs of Christians, atheists, Bahais and even devil worshipers, Supreme Court justices appeared confounded Wednesday by how to fashion guidelines for prayer at public meetings in an era of rapidly increasing...
  • Lindsey Graham vs. Clarence Thomas on abortion

    Lindsey Graham vs. Clarence Thomas on abortion
    This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bill that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks, on the premise that a fetus at that stage of development can feel pain. His Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a federal version of legislation...
  • Supreme Court case pits free speech against military property rights

    Supreme Court case pits free speech against military property rights
    WASHINGTON — Veteran peace activist Dennis Apel says he was exercising his 1st Amendment rights when he was arrested after marking the start of the 2003 Iraq war by throwing some of his blood at a Vandenberg Air Force Base sign north of Santa...
  • Going too far on DNA searches

     Going too far on DNA searches
    The Supreme Court erred grievously this year when it permitted Maryland police to collect DNA samples from people who had been arrested and charged with serious crimes — samples that could then be used to match that person's genetic profile with...
  • Supreme Court retains affirmative action if needed for diversity

    Supreme Court retains affirmative action if needed for diversity
    WASHINGTON - Defying widespread expectations that they were on the brink of doing away with affirmative action in higher education, the Supreme Court justices Monday upheld using race as a factor in admissions decisions but said colleges and...
  • DOMA: For lesbian plaintiff, moral victory and a $363,053 tax refund

    DOMA: For lesbian plaintiff, moral victory and a $363,053 tax refund
    NEW YORK -- It wasn't just the $363,053 tax bill that drove Edith "Edie"  Windsor to take on the federal government four years ago. Windsor, heartbroken after the death of her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, was also angered by the fact that if Thea had...
  • Justice Scalia voices uncommon dissent in California prison ruling

    Justice Scalia voices uncommon dissent in California prison ruling
    WASHINGTON -- Not all the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court were in agreement with the decision Friday that will force California to remove more than 9,000 inmates from its overcrowded prisons by the end of the year. Though the court’s...
  • Supreme Court hands major victories to gay marriage movement

    Supreme Court hands major victories to gay marriage movement
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave a major boost to marriage equality for gays and lesbians Wednesday, striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and clearing the way for gay marriages in California. The decisions by the high court do...