- Gay, straight couples say 'I do' to Justice Kennedy's words Updated: Aug-25-15 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a right to marry. Within minutes of the June 26 ruling, Levine texted her fiancÃ©e a rainbow emoji and a question about their ceremony.
- Slaying casts pall on plan to reduce solitary confinement Updated: Aug-14-15 6:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's efforts to ease its famously harsh use of solitary confinement are clashing with a bloody reality after an inmate who spent decades alone in a tiny cell was sent back to the general population and killed by fellow inmates within days.
- Justice Kennedy provides hope to solitary confinement foes Updated: Aug-11-15 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice - Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.