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GOP Presses State Bills Limiting Gay Rights Before Supreme Court Ruling

AP | RAY HENRY and KATHLEEN FOODY | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect...

Supreme Court To Take Up Use Of Lethal Injection

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma's method of execution by lethal injection, ...

Obama Says He Hopes SCOTUS Will Rule In Favor Of Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he hoped the Supreme Court would issue a ruling that would prevent state...

Barack Obama: 'The Citizens United Decision Was Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a strong statement Wednesday in opposition to the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizen's United decision, a ruling he believes "...

States Fear The Supreme Court Will Eliminate This Key Anti-Discrimination Tool

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Fired Whistleblower

AP | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a former air marshal who was fired after leaking plans to the media about security cutbacks...

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Debit Card 'Swipe Fees' Rules

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

(Adds Durbin's statement, paragraph 13) By Lawrence Hurley and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. ...

Supreme Court Rules For Bearded Muslim Inmate, Upholding Religious Rights Of Prisoners

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas who sued for the right to grow a short beard for religious rea...

SCOTUS Takes Big Step Toward Giant Step

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As a priest and pastor, I believe in the biblical promise that "the truth will set us free." And the truth is that continuing to discriminate against the marriages of some Americans undermines the liberty of all Americans.

The End Game for Marriage Equality Is Here

James D. Esseks | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
James D. Esseks

With today's SCOTUS announcement we are entering what we hope will be the last phase of a journey toward greater dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people that started decades ago and has accelerated at a truly astounding rate over the last year and a half. A win before the high court would be a watershed moment for the LGBT-rights movement.

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Will Take Up Gay Marriage | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court may rule once and for all this year whether the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law gives ...

Scott Walker Exposes the Fiction Behind King v. Burwell

Doug Kendall | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Despite all the rhetoric against Obamacare, conservative governors and state officials aren't exactly lining up to join the latest Supreme Court challenge designed to gut the Affordable Care Act. To see why, just listen to Walker, whose comments in 2013 controvert the central claim in King.

Supreme Court Rejects New Challenge To Obamacare Law

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up another broad challenge to Pres...

Supreme Court Takes No Action On Pending Gay Marriage Cases

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took no action on five pending cases that could lead to a ruling on whether states ma...

How Big Corporations Buy Access To The Supreme Court | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

The United States Supreme Court decides cases involving the nation’s most pressing legal issues, affecting the daily lives of hundreds of millions o...

Gay Marriage Cases Teed Up For Supreme Court Justices' Action

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay marriage cases are on the Supreme Court's agenda with enough time for the issue to be argued and decided by late June. ...

Scalia on Retirees Losing Their Health Insurance: 'I Can't Feel Bad About It'

Nan Aron | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

In Apple Grove, West Virginia, there are some retirees from a chemical plant whose Christmas wishes probably include this: They want to keep the health insurance they were promised.

Dave Jamieson

Clarence Thomas Suggests Amazon Warehouse Workers Should Unionize | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court came down unanimously against a group of temporary workers in Amazon warehouses. The workers were required to under...

Elite Group Of Lawyers Receive Unprecedented Advantage At Supreme Court

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

(This is part 1 of a 3-part series, "The Echo Chamber: A small group of lawyers and its outsized influence at the U.S. Supreme Court." The full packag...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Back On The Bench Following Heart Procedure

AP | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is questioning lawyers in Supreme Court arguments in her usual exacting fashion, five days after she h...

U.S. Law and Policy Should Uphold and Support a Woman's Personal Decisions About Her Pregnancy

Ann M. Starrs | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Ann M. Starrs

Policymakers and the courts should ensure that women like Young who want to achieve a healthy pregnancy are reasonably accommodated by their employers without sacrificing their economic security.

Here I Wait

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Funny what a difference time can make in one's life. When I first came out of the closet 20 plus years ago, marriage really wasn't something I was concerned about or even really interested in.

Supreme Court Weighs The Role Of Race In Alabama Redistricting

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a dispute over the use of race to redraw political districts that turns the usual argume...

Kansas Watches Sotomayor After Temporary Block On Gay Marriage Licenses

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Civil liberties attorneys are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that delaying gay marriage in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Crisis Pregnancy Center Case

AP | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a portion of a New York City law aimed at regulating crisis pregnancy centers that are run b...