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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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Top court: No mandatory life without parole for minors

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. The 5-4 decision is in line with others the ...

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Losing party’s costs don’t include document translators (access required)

The cost of having documents translated is not covered under a federal statute that requires the losing party in litigation to pay for “compensation for interpreters,” the Supreme Court held Monday. The decision reverses an award of $5,517.20 in costs ...

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High court upholds jails’ strip searches

WASHINGTON — Jailers may perform invasive strip searches on people arrested even for minor offenses, an ideologically divided Supreme Court ruled Monday, the conservative majority declaring that security trumps privacy in an often dangerous environment. In a 5-4 decision, the ...

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Conservative justices question health care law

WASHINGTON — Sharp questioning by the Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast serious doubt Tuesday on the survival of the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. Arguments at the high court focused on ...

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Ex-court worker loses FMLA fight (access required)

A former Maryland court employee’s $1 million lawsuit ended Tuesday in the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that states cannot be sued under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act’s self-care provision. Daniel Coleman, who was once the executive director ...

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Supreme Court divided on church employment suit

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Count on Tuesday seemed deeply divided on how far the government can intrude inside the employment practices of churches and religious groups, a decision being closely watched by religious institutions concerned about their independence and by ...

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