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 ...

U.S. justices: Can't make employers cover contraceptives

Jul 1, 2014

U.S. justices: Can't make employers cover contraceptives

The U.S. 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 that the high court has ...

May 9, 2014

Supremes answer town's prayers

by Noah Feldman

The upshot of the May 5 U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold prayer before a town council meeting is that as long as no one is coerced, nonsectarian prayer is a political virtue but not a constitutional requirement.

Supreme Court puts Utah same-sex marriage on hold

Jan 7, 2014

Supreme Court puts Utah same-sex marriage on hold

The Supreme Court on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in the conservative state of Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue. The court issued a brief order blocking any new same-sex unions in the state. The order ...

U.S. may end spending caps in campaigns

Oct 9, 2013

U.S. may end spending caps in campaigns

The U.S. Supreme Court looked set Tuesday to let individuals give as much money as they want in elections, which President Barack Obama has said could push politics even further into the hands of the rich. Three years after its historic Citizens United decision ...

Jul 7, 2013

Step toward equality under the law

The U.S. Supreme Court walked a fine line in ruling that same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits. It washed its hands of the most polarizing point.