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Supreme Court stops parts of Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America's second most-populous state. In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion right ...

Citizens United doesn't have to show film's donors

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a conservative group can air a movie it has produced about Colorado politics without disclosing its financers. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/ZYudUS ) the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

Should white mom be paid for brown baby mistake?

What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby? It's an unusual question, arising from an unusual lawsuit prompted by an insemination gone wrong. And it has set off an extraordinary discussion touching on sensitive issues of race, motherhood ...

Courts block voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Paulson testifies that AIG bailout was designed to be punishment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2008 government bailout of American International Group Inc. was specifically designed to punish the insurance giant, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in U.S. court Monday. The $85 billion loan package extended to AI ...

US Supreme Court Opens Door For Same-Sex Marriage In More States

[caption id="attachment_7259" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Washington (Alliance News) - The US Supreme Court on Monday opened the door for same-sex couples to wed in five US states by declining to hear legal challenges design ...

US court to hear religious bias case over hijab

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf conflicted with the company's dress code, which the clothing chain ...

Originalism: A fight worth soldiering on for

[caption id="attachment_12392" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Some say he's remarkably principled. Others find him willfully ignorant. Justice Antonin Scalia, the unflappable, highly intellectual linchpin of the U.S. Supreme Co ...

ACLU wants police banned from keeping Ferguson protesters moving

[caption id="attachment_33862" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]ST. LOUIS -- The ACLU is in federal court here today asking for an end to the "keep moving" rule that police enforced during recent protests in Ferguson. ACLU lawyer ...

Judge declares there is no right to free water

DETROIT (AP) — The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy refused Monday to stop the city from shutting off water if people can't pay their bill, saying there's no right to water and the law doesn't give him the power to keep the taps open anyway. Jud ...


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