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  • ISTOOK: Obamacare: One small step against diversity?

    Why doesn’t government dictate just one style of everything and “simplify” the rest of our lives like it does with health care? If Obamacare is supposed to save us from substandard insurance, shouldn’t Obamacars save us from substandard automobiles? And Obamacurs would make sure we have the best breed of dog.


  • Herschel Pecker of Washington, D.C., left, and others rallying on both sides of the debate over private insurance plans must cover birth control at a rally outside the Supreme Court as the court hears oral arguments in Affordable Care Act challenges, the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Female Supreme Court justices worry about corporations using religious objections to duck rules

    The Supreme Court searched Tuesday for ways to let women get birth control without the government forcing their employers to cover the cost, as justices tried to balance business owners' religious rights against allowing religious objections to a broad range of public policy issues.


  • Kagan says happiest lawyers make a difference

    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says the happiest lawyers are those who find a way to make a difference in other people's lives.


  • FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, a view of the Supreme Court can be seen from the view from near the top of the Capitol Dome on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a clash between President Obama and Senate Republicans over the power granted the president in the Constitution to make temporary appointments to fill high-level positions.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Court could limit president's recess appointments

    Just back from their own long break, Supreme Court justices set out Monday to resolve a politically charged fight over when the Senate's absence gives the president the power to make temporary appointments to high-level positions without senators' approval.


  • ** FILE ** This Oct. 7, 2013, file photo shows people wait in line to enter the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

    Supreme Court debates government's role in public prayer

    In one of the biggest religious freedom cases in years, Supreme Court justices and attorneys engaged in what one observer called a "very vigorous exchange" over whether a small New York town's practice of having a prayer before government meetings passed constitutional muster.


  • President Barack Obama views a math project during a tour of Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., Thursday, June 6, 2013. The president traveled to Mooresville, N.C., to promote his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Supreme Court strikes down Obama-backed 'prostitution pledge' in AIDS funding

    In a setback for the Obama administration, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday voided an anti-prostitution provision in the federal anti-AIDS funding program.


  • Supreme Court upholds key plank of Arizona immigration law

    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down most of Arizona's tough immigration law as an unlawful infringement on federal power, but it upheld the most important plank, which allows police to stop and question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.


  • Judy Pepenella, a New York resident and member of the Conservative Society for Action, protests the health care reform law Monday outside the U.S. Supreme Court. She said she is part of a group of 50 doctors who filed a friend-of-the-court brief advocating that so-called Obamacare be struck down. A high court ruling is expected this week. (Raymond Thompson Jr./The Washington Times)

    Split court upholds Ariz. immigration checks

    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down most of Arizona's tough immigration law as an unlawful infringement on federal power, but upheld what backers called the "heart" of the law, which lets police stop and question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.


  • Andy Hernandez (left), carrying a Mexican flag, and Allison Culver, carrying an American flag, argue June 25, 2012, over SB1070 outside the State Capitol Building in Phoenix. (Associated Press/Arizona Republic)

    Obama loses on issue of police immigration stops

    An irony of the Supreme Court's ruling Monday on Arizona's law is that the part about which President Obama and his top advisers most complained is the one part the court upheld.


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