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N.J. Supreme Court: Gay couples can marry -- at least for now

N.J. Supreme Court: Gay couples can marry -- at least for now

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court refused Friday to delay same-sex marriage in the state, allowing gay and lesbian couples to start tying the knot next week.

Illinois' top court strikes down Internet tax bill

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of Illinois deferred to federal law Friday and ruled the state's so called "Amazon tax law" was unconstitutional.
Larry Flynt: Don't execute shooter

Larry Flynt: Don't execute shooter

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Larry Flynt said Missouri should not execute Joseph Paul Franklin, the man who allegedly admitted to shooting and paralyzing the Hustler publisher in 1978.

NYC rapist gets 30-year prison sentence

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A New York City man who raped a 74-year-old bird watcher in Central Park has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

British court: Imprisoned killers have no right to vote

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A British court has rejected two convicted killers' claims they have the right to vote, finding that European Court of Human Rights rulings are not relevant.

CAIR: Column promotes crass stereotypes of Muslims

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- American ideals embrace the notion of freedom of religion. A recent article shows the willingness to promote crass religious stereotypes remains a serious issue.
COREY SAYLOR, UPI Outside View Commentator

Israel grants few requests for refugee status

JERUSALEM, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Israel has granted refugee status to a tiny fraction of those who have requested it, officials say.

Both sides claim victory in EPA case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Both sides to the debate on greenhouse gas emissions found cause for celebration in a challenge to the EPA before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
By United Press International
Kennedy key vote in Michigan affirmative action ban

Kennedy key vote in Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A closely divided U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday on whether Michigan or any state can ban affirmative action for race or gender reasons.
Court accepts major EPA challenge

Court accepts major EPA challenge

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations on greenhouse emissions.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
By United Press International

Maldives president bows out of election

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- President Mohamed Waheed of the Maldives has withdrawn from the presidential election after a poor showing in the first -- and annulled -- round of voting.
Scalia and the devil

Scalia and the devil

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Did Justice Antonin Scalia have to announce his belief in a literal Satan less than a month before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear argument on government-led prayer? Yes, he probably did.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Wtiter
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The Supreme Court Justices of the United States sit for a formal group photo in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court in Washington on October 8, 2010. The Justices are (front row from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts (Chief Justice), Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; (back row from left) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Sameul Alito and Elena Kagan, the newest member of the Court. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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