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Supreme Court justice asks questions for first time in 10 years

Washington - Spectators gasped Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a gun ownership case and Justice Clarence Thomas asked questions aloud for the first time in 10 years.

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.

Scalia: 'We protect gay people, so why not child molesters?'

Washington - Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has raised eyebrows and ire by comparing gays to child molesters in a lecture to Georgetown University law students.

Op-Ed: Consumers are bargain bloodhounds — Financial Review

The downturn turned us into bargain bloodhounds. Maybe this is the beginning of the end of department stores and malls as we know them.

Supreme Court makes it harder to sue police who use deadly force

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Texas state trooper who was sued after he shot and killed a fleeing suspect during a high speed chase, a decision that will make it more difficult to sue police who use deadly force during pursuits.

Op-Ed: Feds investigate Hobby Lobby for importing looted Bible artifacts

Oklahoma City - An investigation is being conducted into whether the owners of Hobby Lobby smuggled stolen artifacts for their planned Museum of the Bible. As many as 300 small clay tablets were headed to Hobby Lobby headquarters in Oklahoma city from Israel in 2011.

Op-Ed: Taxpayers hit with legal fees in states that fought gay marriage

It's been two months since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage and declared it a constitutionally protected civil right, and now, attorneys general and governors who battled against it are receiving a pricey thank-you note for their loss.

Supreme Court rules on King v. Burwell in favor of Obamacare

The Supreme Court of the U.S. ruled six-to-three in favor of upholding Obamacare in the King v. Burwell case. Today's ruling means federal healthcare subsidies are upheld for more than 6 million Americans.

Supreme Court rules Texas can ban Confederate license plates

Washington - Arch-conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas joined his liberal colleagues in a rejecting a claim that Texas violated the First Amendment by refusing to allow license plates emblazoned with the pro-slavery Confederate flag.

Supreme Court looks set to rule raisin seizures unconstitutional

A long standing post-World War II program allowing the government to seize portions of raisin farmers' crops is being called into question in the Supreme Court. In hearings so far, several justices have been highly critical of the program.

Supreme Court hears free speech case over Confederate flag plates

Austin - On Monday, 23 March, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a free-speech challenge to the decision by the state of Texas to refuse a proposal by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) for state-issued license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag.

Historic judgement applauded by Dying With Dignity Special

Over 80 percent of Canadians support the idea of physician-assisted death in the event of terminal and painful disease in a mentally competent person.

Canada's High Court upholds officers' warrantless cell searches

Ottawa - In a narrow ruling, The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld warrantless searches of suspects' cell phones by police officers.

Elonis v. U.S.:Supreme Court hears Facebook death threat case

Washington - The US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in a closely watched case testing the limits of free speech on social media.

Lower court gay marriage ruling may force issue to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court decision to uphold same-sex marriage bans in four U.S. states has opened the door for the issue of gay marriage to be decided by the Supreme Court.

High Court denies damages to French-speaking Ottawa couple

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Air Canada does not have to pay an Ottawa couple that filed suit against the airline because they couldn't be served in their preferred tongue.

Op-Ed: A confederacy of homophobes

Washington - With federal courts knocking down same-sex marriage bans in Arizona and Alaska, the practice is now legal in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Appeals of the ban are pending in all 12 states still prohibiting it.

Op-Ed: Vegas bets on same-sex marriage

Las Vegas - It appeared at the weekend that Nevada’s bet on same-sex marriage was a winner after all. Wedding bells had begun ringing in chapels looking for business after a brief halt ordered by one U.S. Supreme Court justice.

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.

St. Louis police officer: I'm into diversity, I kill everybody

Ferguson - The St. Louis County police officer who pushed CNN's Don Lemon during live coverage of protests in Ferguson, MO. is now suspended from duty after an online video surfaced showing the officer launching into an hour-long racist rant.

Supreme Court puts hold on Virginia same-sex marriages

Without an explanation or a release of the vote totals, the U.S. Supreme Court today has stayed a ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Virginia to marry beginning on Thursday morning.

If Hobby Lobby was a Muslim-run business imposing Sharia law...

In a post on the website for his new play, Allegiance, the openly gay, former Star Trek actor George Takei commented on last week's Hobby Lobby decision by the United States Supreme Court.

Citing Hobby Lobby ruling, GITMO detainees request group prayer

Citing the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision, attorneys for two detainees at the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay have filed a motion seeking religious freedom for their Muslim clients.

Op-Ed: Why every American is wrong about the Hobby Lobby case

Washington, D. C. - The Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision, stating that Hobby Lobby could not be forced to pay for contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Every American citizen lost this court case, even those that think they won.

Op-Ed: Company wants to offer anti-masturbation device to parents

Washington D.c. - A large American corporation wants to make sure youngsters don’t start making jerking off a hobby. Fortunately the Supreme Court has seen this issue from all sides.

Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic 'buffer zones'

Washington - The United States Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a Massachusetts law prohibiting protests near abortion clinics is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court limits police cell phone searches

Washington - In a rare unanimous ruling being hailed as a victory for privacy rights, the United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that cell phones generally cannot be searched by police during arrests.

U.S. Supreme Court hammers Aereo with 6-3 ruling

New York - The United States Supreme Court came down hard today on tech-media newcomer Aereo, ruling against the company in a 6-3 decision. The judgement effectively destroys the Manhattan-based business, forcing them rebuild their profit model from the ground up.

Supreme Court: Florida execution IQ limit is unconstitutional

Washington - The US Supreme Court has struck down a Florida law that sets a strict low-end cutoff for capital punishment based on defendants' IQ test scores.

U.S. Supreme Court case expands political clout of wealthy elite

On April 2, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court overruled a 40-year-old decision upholding the legality of limits to the overall amount a single person can donate to candidates, political parties, and committees.
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Gay rights activists walk inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 11, 2013
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Arch-conservative Justice Clarence Thomas (L) joined the four liberal justices in rejecting a claim that the pro-slavery Confederate flag should be allowed as "free speech" on Texas license plates.
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Arbitrators at the Supreme Court of Canada have made a powerful ruling in favor of local unions.
Arbitrators at the Supreme Court of Canada have made a powerful ruling in favor of local unions.
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