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Justices divided over health law birth control plan

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seems deeply divided over the arrangement devised by the Obama administration to spare faith-based groups from having to pay for birth control for women covered under their health plans. The court’s conservative justices sounded supportive ...

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High court’s tie vote upholds loan bias ruling

  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued its first tie vote since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, leaving in place a lower court ruling that barred two Missouri women from suing a bank for loan discrimination. The ...

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Md. lawyers say Supreme Court nominee ‘one smart judge’

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, right, stands with President Barack Obama as he is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama nominated Wednesday federal appellate judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, praising his decency and even-handedness. Garland, 63, is the chief judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and would fill ...

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GOP prepares to fight Obama nominee, no matter whom he picks

In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court fight is about to get personal. Republicans prepared Monday to unleash a torrent of activity opposing President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. As the president neared an announcement, he vowed ...

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One potential Supreme Court nominee always ready for a fight

This photo provided by the U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit shows Judge Patricia Millett in August 2014, in Washington. Millett knows how to fight. The potential Supreme Court nominee earned a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do. But nothing, not her 32 Supreme Court arguments, not her difficult confirmation to become a federal judge and not her 15 years working in government, may prepare her for the showdown set for any nomination President Barack Obama makes to the court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month, (U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit via AP)

WASHINGTON — Patricia Millett knows how to fight. The potential Supreme Court nominee earned a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do. But nothing — not her 32 Supreme Court arguments, not her difficult confirmation to become a federal judge ...

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Potential Supreme Court nominee has public defender background

In this photo taken Aug. 2, 2014, photo provided by The Gazette, Jane Kelly speaks during her investiture ceremony as an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge at the United States Courthouse for the Northern District of Iowa, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As a federal appeals court judge, Kelly has an unusual background: she’s a criminal defense lawyer and a Harvard Law School classmate of President Barack Obama. A Fulbright scholar, Kelly became only the second woman named to the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2013 after nearly two decades as a federal public defender in Iowa. (Liz Martin/The Gazette via The AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As a federal appeals court judge, Jane L. Kelly has an unusual background: She’s a criminal defense lawyer and a Harvard Law School classmate of President Barack Obama. A Fulbright scholar, Kelly became only the second ...

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