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Chief justice offers advice at middle-school commencement

Welcome to Monday, the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s prohibition on George Carlin’s seven “filthy words.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — The chief justice has advice for ...

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Chief Justice Roberts decries ‘partisan hostility’ (access required)

TROY, N.Y. — The “partisan hostility” surrounding the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch is of concern because it could undermine public confidence in the apolitical nature of the judicial system, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday at ...

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Excerpts from Supreme Court’s gay marriage opinions (access required)

Excerpts from the majority opinion of Justice Anthony Kennedy and dissents written by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling Friday that declared a constitutional right to same-sex ...

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Legislative prayer slated for Supreme Court review

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, which asks for God’s protection before every public session, will settle a dispute over prayer in the halls of government. The case being argued at the court Wednesday involves prayers said at the start of ...

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