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Sergio Garcia in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Immigrant fights to become California lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Garcia’s request that the state Supreme Court grant him a law license was met with resistance and skepticism by several justices because he is living in the United States illegally. […]

09/04/2013

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IRS issues tax rules for married gay couples

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Thursday said that all legally married gay couples will be able to file joint federal tax returns even if they reside in states that do not recognize same-sex marriages. […]

08/29/2013

United States Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, speaks with Brown University historian Ted Widmer during a forum at Chase Theater in Providence, R.I., Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Supreme Court justices not tech savvy, send paper memos

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elena Kagan says she and her fellow Supreme Court justices aren’t the most tech savvy group of people and still communicate with each other the same way they did when she […]

08/20/2013

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

High court refuses to delay Calif. prison releases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay a court order for California to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end to improve conditions in state prisons. The court rejected a plea […]

08/02/2013

In this May 30, 2013 photo, Texas state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa looks at maps on display prior to a Senate Redistricting committee hearing, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Southern states gird for new fight on voter laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these efforts under President Barack Obama and proclaimed victory at the Supreme Court. […]

07/26/2013

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San Diego County clerk seeks end to gay marriages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Diego County clerk has asked the state Supreme Court to stop gay marriages.    Ernest Dronenburg Jr. urged the state high court to immediately halt same-sex weddings while it […]

07/20/2013

October 2011 photo provided by Melanie Capobianco shows her adoptive daughter Veronica trick-or-treating, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Melanie Capobianco, File)

Court awards American Indian child to SC couple

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An American Indian child at the center of a custody suit that went to the U.S. Supreme Court should be returned to the Charleston-area couple seeking to adopt her, South Carolina’s […]

07/18/2013

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Few Milwaukee clergy abuse victims get large sums

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Clergy sex abuse victims have long accused the Archdiocese of Milwaukee of spending more money on lawyers to protect itself than to care for those who suffered at the hands of abusive […]

07/05/2013

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Court wins draw big crowds to gay pride parades

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities on Sunday – but this year’s pride celebrations were especially lively after a week that […]

06/30/2013

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Gay marriage: Taxes and benefits?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Like other married couples, same-sex couples are about to learn that federal benefits for being married might not be all they’re cracked up to be. Social Security benefits for spouses can be […]

06/30/2013

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