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  • Supreme Court justices divided on HHS mandate argument

    As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments touching on religious freedom and for-profit companies Tuesday, the justices seemed divided over support for corporations or the government.


  • A group of people organized by the NYC Light Brigade and the women's rights group UltraViolet, use letters in lights to spell out their opinion, in front of the Supreme Court, Monday, March 24, 2014, in Washington. Holding the "H" in "Hands" is Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. The Supreme Court is weighing whether corporations have religious rights that exempt them from part of the new health care law that requires coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

    Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.


  • Kennedy denies request to block gun magazine law

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied an emergency request by the National Rifle Association to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.


  • FILE - In this April 15, 2009 file photo, the Halliburton sign adorns the side of a machine being used by the company at a site in Rulison, Colo. The Supreme Court appears open to the idea of modifying a quarter century of precedent to make it harder for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud. The justices heard arguments Wednesday in an appeal by Halliburton Co. that seeks to block a class-action lawsuit claiming the energy services company inflated its stock price. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

    Court weighs securities fraud case changes

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed open to the possibility of making it harder for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud - but maybe not as hard as companies that have to defend such lawsuits would like.


  • Climate case at Supreme Court looks at EPA's power

    The Supreme Court appeared divided on Monday over the sole Obama administration program already in place to limit power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.


  • In this Dec. 17, 2013, photo, an unidentified medical clinician interviews a patient at a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. The regulation of protests outside abortion clinics returns to the Supreme Court for the first time since 2000 to find the justices seemingly more protective of speech and less committed to abortion rights. That combination could prove difficult to overcome for the state of Massachusetts as it seeks to defend a law, in arguments at the high court on Jan. 15, that prohibits abortion protests any closer than 35 feet from the entrance to clinics.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Justices doubtful on Mass abortion buffer zone law

    A 35-foot protest-free zone outside Massachusetts abortion clinics appeared unlikely to survive Supreme Court review after liberal and conservative justices alike expressed misgivings about the law in arguments Wednesday.


  • ** FILE ** Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. (Associated Press)

    Justice Anthony Kennedy’s legacy: Friend of the gay cause

    Justice Anthony Kennedy will likely go down in history as the biggest judicial friend the gay-rights movement has ever known, court watchers say.


  • ** FILE ** In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    PRUDEN: A bigger bed for the honeymoon

    No closet was big enough to hold Anthony Kennedy, but he came out of something dank and dark somewhere to liberate the gay caballeros. It certainly wasn't the law. Not even the law could accommodate the purple emotional theatrics he poured into the Supreme Court's decision rendering the Defense of Marriage Act null, void, mean, cruel, worthless and probably fattening.


  • **FILE** Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Supreme Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

    A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.


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