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3 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

Oregon Same-Sex Couples Fight Gay Marriage Ban With State On Their Side

Lawyers for four same-sex couples challenging Oregon's prohibition on gay marriage appeared before a federal judge on Wednesday to argue their case, even as the state declined to defend the ban.

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8 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Batiste files challenge to death sentence

Batiste, a former Mississippi State University student, was sentenced to death in 2009 in Oktibbeha County.

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12 hrs ago | Detroit News

U.S. colleges look at ways to increase diversity

Although U-M was not a party to the case the justices decided Tuesday, it was ground zero in the legal challenge to Michigan's voter-approved constitutional amendment against affirmative action.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

WEHT

Convicted Murderer to Remain on Death Row

The U.S. Supreme Court rules Robert Keith Woodall should be on death row for the 1997 kidnapping, rape and murder of 16 year old Sarah Hansen of Greenville, KY.

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WKBT

Warrantless GPS tracking before court decision OK

Evidence gathered from GPS trackers that police placed on cars before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they needed warrants is admissible in court, a Wisconsin appeals court ruled Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, GPS, US News, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Kenosha, WI, Drugs

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Supreme Court limits restitution in child pornogra...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a man convicted of possessing child pornography is only required to pay a proportion of the total damages that victims can seek in restitution.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

The South is new battleground for gay marriageThe South is new...

The suit, by three gay couples and a woman who was unable to get recognized on the state death certificate when her longtime, same-sex spouse died, makes Georgia the last Southern state, and one of the last in the nation, to face a challenge to its ban on gay marriage.

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Lifestyles

Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, challenge by broadcasters in Supreme Court

Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet.

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National Public Radio

Federal Judge To Hear Oregon Gay Marriage Case

A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measure.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

WBOC-TV Salisbury

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

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Sunherald.com

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

The debate is unfolding in the nation's most populous and most ethnically diverse state as an unrelated U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholds voters' rights to decide whether racial considerations should factor into university selections.

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Patch.com

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action in College Admissions

The ruling overturns a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, The Detroit Free Press reports .

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Reuters

Missouri plans execution after Oklahoma stay over drug secrecy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the execution of a death row inmate in Missouri whose attorneys had argued that Missouri's secrecy around its lethal injection drugs could result in undue suffering.

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The Mississippi Press

Death row inmate convicted of Harrison County rape, murder seeks federal review of sentence

Mississippi death row inmate Leslie "Bo" Galloway III, convicted of raping and killing a Harrison Central High senior in 2008, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Michigan affirmative action ban upheld

Michigan's law banning the use of affirmative action in college admissions was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, in a case that raised thorny questions over race and remedies.

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SanLuisObispo.com

Retired justice proposes changes to Constitution

In this May 30, 2012, file photo, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens speaks at a lecture presented by the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Ark.

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KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Supreme Court to Decide If POM Can Sue Coke over Labeling

One juice maker is trying to put the squeeze on another before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Sunherald.com

Court rejects Arizona's appeal in immigration case

In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer speaks at a news conference at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.

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USA Today

Rieder: Supreme Court blog deserves credentials

It simply makes no sense. Scotusblog is a web destination that exists solely to cover the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The Times

Louisiana will remain one of a dozen states that continue to prohibit ...

Louisiana will remain one of a dozen states that continue to prohibit sodomy, though a U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down such laws a decade ago.

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