- Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage Updated: Jul-06-15 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON - In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.
- Kentucky editorial roundup Updated: Jul-01-15 2:35 pm
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- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Jul-01-15 2:14 pm
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- Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers Updated: Jun-30-15 6:56 pm
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- Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes Updated: Jun-30-15 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines.
- Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-29-15 1:02 am
NEW YORK - Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong.
- Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases Updated: Jun-27-15 9:10 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success.
- High court finds gay couples have fundamental right to marry Updated: Jun-27-15 3:09 am
WASHINGTON - Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.
- Q&A: What the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling means Updated: Jun-26-15 5:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The decades-long debate about whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in the United States was finally settled Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay and lesbian couples can get married anywhere in the country.
- Tears and sniffles in courtroom as gay marriage ruling read Updated: Jun-26-15 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON - When Justice Anthony Kennedy took the bench Friday at the Supreme Court, some were thinking about his past decisions and other June 26ths.
- Walker calls gay marriage ruling a 'grave mistake' Updated: Jun-26-15 2:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to launch a run for president within weeks, on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide a "grave mistake" and renewed his call for an amendment to the Constitution allowing states to determine who can marry.
- Indiana groups hail marriage ruling, seek more protections Updated: Jun-26-15 2:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Friday that allows gays to marry across the country divided opinion across Indiana, with supporters celebrating but calling for more civil-rights protections and opponents saying the ruling illustrates the need to protect religious freedoms.
- The Latest: Bishops object to court's gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-26-15 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern)
- Munster woman who helped change Indiana's law praises ruling Updated: Jun-26-15 12:31 pm
MUNSTER, Indiana - A Munster woman whose same-sex marriage was the first recognized in Indiana as her partner was dying of cancer is praising the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
- High court strikes down 'vague' part of career criminal law Updated: Jun-26-15 11:28 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday struck down part of a federal law intended keep people convicted of repeated violent crimes in prison longer.
- Obama and Roberts legacies intertwined in health care law Updated: Jun-26-15 8:21 am
WASHINGTON - The chief justice who once mangled President Barack Obama's oath of office has once again helped rescue the president's signature achievement, his health care law.
- Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight Updated: Jun-25-15 10:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.
- Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias Updated: Jun-25-15 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists.
- CAPITOL HILL BUZZ: Ted Cruz slams 'rogue justices' Updated: Jun-25-15 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz attacked Chief Justice John Roberts and other members of the Supreme Court in unusually harsh terms Thursday, referring to them as "rogue justices" and "robed Houdinis" after a 6-3 decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law.
- The Latest: Obama says health law is 'here to stay' Updated: Jun-25-15 11:50 am
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern)
- 5 weeks after filing, justices' finances still not public Updated: Jun-24-15 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices' annual reports on investments, paid travel and other financial matters remain shielded from public view more than five weeks after they were filed.
- High court rules against Spider-Man toy inventor Updated: Jun-22-15 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The inventor of a popular Spider-Man web-shooting toy can't keep reeling in royalties after his patent ran out, the Supreme Court ruled Monday
- Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views Updated: Jun-22-15 7:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.
- High court sides with inmate in excessive force case Updated: Jun-22-15 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for inmates who are accused of crimes - but not yet convicted - to bring cases of excessive force against jail officials.
- High court voids routine police check of hotel registries Updated: Jun-22-15 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court struck down a Los Angeles ordinance Monday that allowed police to inspect hotel guest records on demand.