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Hillary Clinton’s would-be challengers step up

By Mary Reichard
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Campaign 2016 | This article is the 12th in the White House Wednesday series   by The World and Everything in It  looking at potential 2016 candidates for president.

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

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…

A federal judge who talks sense about marriage

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Last week, a federal judge in Louisiana went against the judicial grain by ruling in favor of a state’s right to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

Appeals court judges take sides in marriage cases

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Last week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments on marriage cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. Indiana state law upholds marriage…

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.

Obamacare in peril: ‘The president needs the courts to save him’

By Mary Reichard
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Healthcare | Same day, same issue, two different decisions. Last week, federal appellate judges were at odds over what the law behind Obamacare says and what it means. At…

The Supreme Court is not as unified as it looks

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Out of 69 decisions the U.S. Supreme Court issued in its latest term, 44 were unanimous. But there’s more to those decisions than meets the eye, and…

Does the Constitution protect prisoners’ beards?

Does the Constitution protect prisoners’ beards?

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | A Muslim prison inmate has found some unusual allies in Christians who are defending his right to grow a beard. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the…

Supreme Court puts safety before constitutional rights in two law enforcement cases

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Safety first, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court this week in two cases asking whether law enforcement violated individuals’ constitutional rights. One dealt with…

Legal Docket: Copyright case threatens Hollywood profits

By Mary Reichard
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Courts | Hollywood took it on the chin in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week that decided a battle over the 1980 film Raging Bull . The Oscar-winning movie told the…

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