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Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries (43) walks off the court at the end of the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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A small bird perches atop a backboard clock after flying around the court among the players during the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, April 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, called the court's decision not to take on any gay marriage cases"tragic" and vowed to take action. (associated press)

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Left to right: Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, and Washington, D.C. Attourney General Irv Nathan, address the the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, is on hand as D.C. public officials speak to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conforming to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, address the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Washington, D.C. Attourney General Irv Nathan, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, address the the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and Councilmember Tommy Wells address the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, center, and Councilmember Tommy Wells, right, listen as Washington, D.C. Attourney General Irv Nathan, left, speaks to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, is on hand as D.C. public officials speak to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conforming to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, right, listen as Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, center, speaks to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray speaks to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, listens as Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, right, speaks to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, and Councilmember Tommy Wells speak to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conforming to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the District’s gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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FILE- In this May 14, 2007, file photo, the Bonner Bridge spans the Oregon Inlet south of Nags Head, N.C. The state Transportation is delaying construction of a bridge at Pea Island until the court case involving the longer span to the north, the Bonner Bridge, is settled. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said state laws should be defended until all appeals are exhausted, acknowledging failure to strictly enforce the law probably influenced the court's decision.

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Indiana Pacers' Paul George is taken off the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Indiana Pacers' Paul George is taken off the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce (34) walks on the court in the first half of Game 1 in an Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce (34) walks on the court in the first half of Game 1 in an Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)