Supreme Court of the United States

People wait in line for the beginning of the Supreme Court 2013-2014 opening term in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Court wrestling with prayer at NY town’s meetings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wrestling with the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving prayers at the start of a New York town’s council meetings. The justices engaged in […]

11/06/2013

Appeals court deals blow to contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided appeals court panel is siding with Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal health care law. The business owners are two brothers who say […]

11/01/2013

Easton Area School District students Brianna Hawk, 15, left, and Kayla Martinez, 14, display their "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets for photographers outside the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

‘Boobies’ bracelet fight could go to Supreme Court

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The court battle between two girls and their Pennsylvania school over “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Easton Area School District board voted 7-1 […]

10/30/2013

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High court test of surveillance law could be ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says for the first time that it intends to use information gained from one of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance programs against an accused terrorist, setting the stage […]

10/26/2013

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High court test of surveillance law could be ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says for the first time that it intends to use information gained from one of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance programs against an accused terrorist, setting the stage […]

10/26/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP Photo)

High court to look at death row inmate with low IQ

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up a Florida case over how judges should determine if a death row inmate is mentally disabled, and thus ineligible for execution. The justices said Monday they […]

10/21/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

NJ court agrees to allow same-sex marriages Monday

Same-sex marriages will begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay that was […]

10/18/2013

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

Pa. gov compares gay marriage to marriage of siblings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett compared the marriage of same-sex couples to the marriage of a brother and sister during an appearance on a Friday morning TV news show, a remark […]

10/04/2013

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Justice Dept to sue North Carolina over voter law

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme […]

09/30/2013

9th US Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco. (AP Photo)

Court decides if gay juror can be taken off case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A multibillion dollar case between two giant pharmaceutical companies grappling over arcane antitrust issues has unexpectedly turned into a gay rights legal imbroglio that raises questions over whether lawyers can bounce […]

09/18/2013

Texas state flag. (AP Photo)

Texas Guard refuses to process same-sex benefits

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday despite a Pentagon directive to do so, while Mississippi won’t issue applications from state-owned offices. Both […]

09/03/2013

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Churches changing bylaws after gay marriage ruling

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman. Although […]

08/24/2013

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