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Plaintiffs, Attorneys Address Media After Supreme Court Hearing

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

After the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, concluded Tuesday, plaintiffs and attorneys in the case addre...

Scalia Makes Awkward Reference

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia made an awkward reference to former Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) during the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California'...

Ryan J. Reilly

Lawyer Defending Prop 8 Made Fateful Admission

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawyer representing supporters of California's ban on same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court essentially conceded Tuesday that g...

Rick Perry Weighs In On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) weighed in on the issue of same-sex marriage Tuesday, saying "it is fairly clear about where this state stands on that issue...

Hollingsworth v. Perry Gets Moment In High Court

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the case over Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Both supporters and opponents...

Court Grounds Packed On First Day Of Gay Marriage Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By JESSICA GRESKO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — They mostly kept their distance, these supporters and opponents of gay marriage, as they mas...

Supreme Court Weighs Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on s...

Prop 8 Protesters Rally At Supreme Court Today

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Supporters and opponents of marriage equality gathered on Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court, for the first day of hearings on Proposition 8, Calif...

Mike Sacks

'8' Expectations: Arguments Cast Doubt On Gay Marriage Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday called the prospect of same-sex marriage “uncharted waters” during oral arguments before the U.S....

Ryan J. Reilly

Reiner At Supreme Court For Gay Marriage Arguments

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Director Rob Reiner was the first person in the public line for the Supreme Court's oral arguments over California's Proposition 8 on Tu...

Supreme Court Takes On Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinio...

Counting to Five for S.B. 1070

Lyle Denniston | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

It seems likely that the final ruling will not emerge until late June -- no doubt, placing it in the midst of the federal election campaign already in progress.

The Court, the Constitution and the 2012 Campaign: Act III

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court turns its attention this week to the emotional subject of immigration controls. At issue is the constitutionality of a 2010 Arizona law so widely known that its very title -- S.B. 1070 -- seems enough to start a political argument.

Is the Health Care Mandate on Life Support?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

The centerpiece of the new federal health care law looked to be doomed after the first hour of the Supreme Court's hearing on it Tuesday. But it seemed to rally in the second hour, and, while not exactly assured of being upheld, had conspicuous signs of new life.