Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court’s nonruling on gay marriage

By Cal Thomas
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Marriage | Three points need to be made about Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants…

Same-sex marriages begin hours after Supreme Court order

By Caroline Leal
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Marriage | Same-sex couples in Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana, and Wisconsin began applying for marriage licenses less than four hours after the U.S. Supreme Court…

Supreme Court green lights gay marriage

By Emily Belz
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Marriage | Supreme Court order allows lower courts to legalize same sex marriage state by state

Have laws limiting abortion gone as far as they can go?

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes the conservative movement to limit abortions has reached its peak.  “I think it’s gotten…

The legal status of pregnancy, fish, and Jerusalem

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Editor’s note: The Supreme Court justices agree to hear only a small percentage of the 10,000 petitions they get on average each year. Only 75 to 80 cases

Third attempt to get NYC churches out of legal limbo

By Nick Eicher
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Religious Liberty | The Bronx Household of Faith rents space from a New York City public school and holds worship on Sundays when the building is empty. But if the New York City…

Cases to watch when SCOTUS opens in two weeks

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Two weeks from now, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin a new term, as it does every year on the first Monday in October. That first week, the court has six…

Obama administration takes Supreme Court hint

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | New contraceptive mandate regulations follow model of the court’s Wheaton College order

Supreme Court keeps Virginia marriage laws in place

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an emergency stay on the federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia’s traditional marriage…

New nonprofit exemption to contraceptive mandate coming soon

By Emily Belz
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Healthcare Mandate | The Obama administration plans to release its new, new, new regulations for nonprofits objecting to the contraceptive mandate by Aug. 22, according to a court…

Who will get to decide the definition of marriage?

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | The 6th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati last week held a marathon three-hour session to hear six marriage cases out of Michigan, Tennessee,

Legal ripple effects in the same-sex marriage debate

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Voices of dissent are harder to find in the growing stack of state-by-state court rulings redefining marriage. Last year, in the very sloppy United States v.

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