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SCOTUS rules that nearly half of Oklahoma is reservation land

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the eastern half of Oklahoma can be considered Native American territory, a decision the state previously warned could create "civil, criminal and regulatory turmoil."

SCOTUS rules in favor of LGBT rights in the workplace

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal civil rights law prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the grounds of their sexual orientation.

Decision on Superfund site pits Federal law against landowners Special

Earlier this week, Montana landowners took their case for additional cleanup of a Superfund site to the Supreme Court. However, the decision of the justices may not be as simple as most people might think.

Tech companies pleased with SCOTUS ruling against 'patent trolls'

Washington - In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a ruling that will make it more difficult for so-called “patent trolls” to launch patent infringement lawsuits in jurisdictions that are extremely favourable to plaintiffs.

Green Thumbs Up: States forge ahead despite ruling on clean power

Last week, the Supreme Court blocked a new federal regulation that would have cut emissions from power plants, putting a hold on President Obama's ambitious effort to combat global warming. But many states are still moving forward with clean power plans.

10 percent of college grads say Judge Judy in SCOTUS, or do they?

College graduates have a severe lack of knowledge about American history, according to a recent survey, which shows that nearly 10 percent think that "Judge Judy" Sheindlin is a member of the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court upholds 'Obamacare' subsidies

Washington - The United States Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a key portion of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as 'Obamacare,' preserving healthcare coverage for millions of Americans and securing a major part of President Barack Obama's legacy.

Supreme Court denies cert in same-sex marriage cases

Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in same-sex marriage cases, refusing a final ruling on the issue, but allowing same-sex couples to get married in 5 more states with more to join soon. Same-sex marriage will now be legal in the majority of states.

SCOTUS rules in favour of Hobby Lobby in contraception case

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that certain businesses with clear religious beliefs can be exempt from having to pay for contraception for employees.

Op-Ed: Emptying California prisons is not working

Valley Springs - More trouble from the "Prisoner Catch & Release Program" also known as Assembly Bill 109 signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

US Supreme Court rules California must release 10,000 prisoners

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that California must proceed with the release thousands of prisoners, rejecting a request by the governor's office to delay a federal order to cut the state's inmate population by 10,000.

US Supreme Court strikes down key section of Voting Rights Act

The US Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a 5-4 decision Tuesday. The section requires several US districts to obtain federal approval before making changes to voting legislation.

Op-Ed: Supreme Court Must Look at LGBTQ+ Mental Health Issues

Continuing to evade this historically divisive issue is simply no longer possible. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) must consider the issue of mental health in all its LGBTQ+ deliberations.

Op-Ed: SCOTUS not Attorneys Advocate for The Best Interest of the Child

The gavel-to-gavel analysis continues. A serious post-op debriefing is recommended. Were the attorneys sufficiently prepared for the Supreme Court of the United States' (SCOTUS') justices' targeted focus on the best interest of the child?

Op-Ed: Supreme Court Justices Erudite not Just Political Party Pundits

All the evidence is in. Now the final analysis begins. So just how did the Court fare with respect to its language, tone and intent when discussing LGBTQ+ rights and other issues?

Obama to SCOTUS — Overturn California same-sex marriage ban

Washington - President Obama asked the Supreme Court of the US to overturn California's ban on same sex marriage. In a legal brief the Justice Department said that gay couples in California have equal protection right to wed, which voters were not empowered to ban.

Romney raises $4.6 million 24 hours after 'Obamacare' decision

Buffalo - Andrea Saul, spokesperson for Mitt Romney's campaign for the White House, Tweeted Friday that his camp has raised close to $5 million, just 24 hours after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act.

US Supreme Court to decide on lying about military service

Washington - The Supreme Court has agreed to rule on the constitutionality of the 2006 law known as the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a criminal offense to lie about being decorated with honors for military service.

Westboro announces protest of Steve Jobs’ funeral with an iPhone

Topeka - Westboro Baptist Church, best known for their anti-gay message shared at military funerals of fallen American soldiers, took to Twitter last night to announce they will be picketing the funeral of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

California can't restrict minors from buying violent video games

Washington - The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled California can not restrict the sale or rental of video games that depict graphic violence to children, saying it would be a violation of their First Amendment rights.

Senate proposed bill would limit military funeral protests Special

Washington - A bipartisan group of senators, led by Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, has introduced legislation that toughens the laws which govern protests at military funerals in hopes of making it harder for groups like Westboro Baptist Church to picket these events.

Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro funeral protesters

Washington - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects the members of Westboro Baptist Church and their anti-gay, anti-military, anti-Obama, 'God Hates' rhetoric that has been met with contempt, anger and revulsion across the nation.

OP-Ed: The Black-Robed Leftinistra

The recent "opinion" of the Supreme Court should be disregarded seeing that the judges are not the Law of the Land compared to the Constitution. The US Constitution explicitly determines that US Citizens are afforded constitutional rights.

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