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Supreme Court: Birth Control mandate violates religious freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time ...

Court: Public union can't make nonmembers pay fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover the union's costs of collective bargaining. In a 5-4 split a ...

SC declines to intervene in Mt. Soledad cross dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in the long-running dispute over a war memorial cross in San Diego before a federal appeals court has its say. Supporters of the 43-foot monument atop Mount Soledad wanted to skip the app ...

Lawmakers vow to protect Mass. abortion clinics in wake of SC ruling

The landmark Supreme Court decision striking down Massachusetts' 35-foot "buffer zone" outside abortion clinics sent lawmakers and state leaders scrambling for answers today but vowing to pursue a legislative fix as the clock ticks down on the year's ...

NYC creates public defender system for illegal aliens

NEW YORK (AP) — Poor New York City immigrants who otherwise would have faced the complicated immigration system with its threat of deportation on their own will now get legal representation to help them in a program advocates say is the first of its ...

Supreme Court Rules Obama Overstepped His Authority

[caption id="attachment_27230" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate R ...

Supreme Court voids 35' abortion clinic buffer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. The justices were unanimous in ruling that extending a buffer zone that far from clinic entrances violates the First A ...

Appeals court: States can't ban gay marriage

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. S ...

Supreme Court: Police need warrants to search cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The court said cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on s ...

Justices limit existing EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The justices said that the Environmental Protecti ...


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