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Supreme Court allows gay marriage in Alaska

Supreme Court allows gay marriage in Alaska

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) --In a one-sentence order Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for gay couples to begin marrying in Alaska.
Gabrielle Levy
Gay marriage a go in Idaho

Gay marriage a go in Idaho

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay Friday on same-sex marriages in Idaho, allowing gay and lesbian couples to get licenses and marry in the state.
Frances Burns
Same-sex weddings begin in Nevada

Same-sex weddings begin in Nevada

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10 (UPI) --Nevada, a state long famous for quickie divorces and quickie marriages, has now held its first legal same-sex weddings.
Frances Burns
Idaho gets a temporary stay on same-sex marriage

Idaho gets a temporary stay on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) --U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy granted Idaho officials a temporary stay Wednesday of a ruling ending the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --The Supreme Court Monday ruled that employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for insurance coverage for contraception.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court: Competitor can sue Coca-Cola over pomegranate drink

Supreme Court: Competitor can sue Coca-Cola over pomegranate drink

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court, in a ruling Thursday, said Pom Wonderful can sue Coca-Cola, charging the soft drink giant is misleading consumers of a juice drink.
Frances Burns
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to stop gay marriage in Oregon

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to stop gay marriage in Oregon

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a conservative group's move to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon in a brief order Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court strikes down 70 IQ as cutoff for the death penalty

Supreme Court strikes down 70 IQ as cutoff for the death penalty

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) --Justice Anthony Kennedy called intellectual disability "a condition, not a number," as the Supreme Court struck down a 70 IQ as the cut off for executions.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court cleared the path for religious prayers given during government activity, so long as the government was not seen as coercing participation.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of a voter-approved Michigan law banning affirmative action in college admissions, overturning a lower court decision.
Gabrielle Levy
Hobby Lobby SCOTUS case battle lines drawn on Obamacare outline

Hobby Lobby SCOTUS case battle lines drawn on Obamacare outline

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Both sides saw victory written within the oral arguments of the cases dealing with the so-called contraceptive mandate before the Supreme Court.
Gabrielle Levy
Climate change fight in the balance

Climate change fight in the balance

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- While the public sleeps through an unusually rough winter, the fight against climate change -- or the fight against excessive regulation, depending on your point of view -- is being waged at the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark case involving greenhouse gases.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Citizens United rolls, SEC rule drifts

Citizens United rolls, SEC rule drifts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A petition that would undo some of the effects of Citizens United vs. FEC has languished without action at the Securities and Exchange Commission for more than two years, while the same narrow U.S. Supreme Court majority that produced Citizens United appears ready to loosen campaign finance rules even further.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Deciding how government prays

Deciding how government prays

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Nothing is closer to the hearts of people in the United States than local politics and prayer, usually Christian prayer. The U.S. Supreme Court may be about to rule on how closely the two can be combined.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Supreme Court hears public union dues argument

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday as it heard a challenge to a rule that forces non-union state employees to pay partial union dues.
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