Mar 5, 2015

Roberts, Obamacare savior in 2012, seems inscrutable this time

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the decisive vote in 2012 to beat back the first major challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law, kept his cards close on Wednesday. And the man who occupies the center chair on the Supreme Court’s ...

Same-sex rulings stop all marriages in parts of Alabama

Mar 5, 2015

Same-sex rulings stop all marriages in parts of Alabama

The state of gay marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court’s ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge’s order to issue licenses to gays and lesbians. The Alabama Supreme Court ...

Feb 24, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court hands victory to Cuban cigar company

The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to a state-owned Cuban cigar company on Monday by declining to intervene in its long-running battle with a U.S.-based rival over the Cohiba trademark that both use for their products. By refusing to hear an appeal filed ...

Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

Feb 10, 2015

Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to stop same-sex marriages from beginning in Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country. Alabama began issuing marriage licenses promptly after the decision, becoming the 37th state where gays can legally wed. Gay marriage is ...

Nov 18, 2014

Gay marriage issue squarely before U.S. Supreme Court

A same-sex couple from the state of Michigan is putting the question of the right to marry nationwide squarely before the U.S. Supreme Court. The couple’s plea to be allowed to marry was being filed Monday. It asks the justices to hold that state ...

Nov 11, 2014

Kansas asks U.S. Supreme Court to put gay marriage on hold

Kansas asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to prevent gay marriage from going into effect in the state while it appeals a federal judge’s ruling last week that its ban on same-sex nuptials violates the U.S. Constitution. The stay application by Kansas was ...

Nov 4, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court divided on Jerusalem passport case

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it considered whether Congress overstepped its authority in passing a law designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports. Congress passed the law in 2002 ...

Oct 10, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court's halting of gay marriages in Nevada laid to mistake

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy mistakenly blocked the start of same-sex marriage in Nevada in an order that spawned confusion among state officials and disappointment in couples hoping to be wed. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg confirmed this mix-up Thursday, saying Kennedy’s order issued ...