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1 hr ago | Deseret News

Educational freedom and religious schools: Supreme Court hears school tax credit challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington is seen on June 27, 2012. Supporters of an education tax credit program that offers scholarships to private and religious schools in New Hampshire packed the Supreme Court chambers for arguments on the constitutionality of the law.

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Related Topix: US News, Concord, NH

5 hrs ago | CBS Local

New Sentencing Hearing Ordered For Man Who Killed His Parents

A state appeals court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a man, who at the age of 16, killed his parents in their St. Lucie County home.

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Related Topix: US News

9 hrs ago | CBS Local

No-Parole Sentence Reinstated For Minnesota Man

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release for a man who was two months shy of his 18th birthday when prosecutors say he raped and killed a teenage girl, stabbing her 29 times with a screwdriver.

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Related Topix: Prison, Violent Crime, Woodbury, MN, US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Argentina's fight with bondholders reaches U.S. top court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wades into Argentina's multi-billion dollar legal fight with bond investors who turned down two debt restructuring offers after the country's 2002 default.

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Related Topix: US News, Ansonia, CT

TwinCities

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Corpus Christi, TX, US News, Death Penalty

EDGE

Round 2: Court Takes up Oklahoma Gay Marriage Case

Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday with the rare opportunity to build on arguments the judges heard in a similar case just a week earlier.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Gay/Lesbian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Tulsa County, OK, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

Norwalk Citizen News

US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

This Feb. 20, 2013 file photo shows a protesters outside the Red River Valley Women's Clinic, the state's sole abortion provider, in Fargo, N.D. A federal judge overturned a North Dakota law Wednesday, April 16, 2014 that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're ... (more)

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Related Topix: Abortion, Fargo, ND, Bismarck, ND, Jack Dalrymple, US Governors, US News

NOLA.com

U.S. Supreme Court to consider Ohio ban on campaign lies

Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during a campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Prison, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

News Observer

NC Attorney General Roy Cooper asks judge to delay new same-sex marriage case

Attorney General Roy Cooper, the target of several challenges to North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban, has asked a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit until a higher court rules on a more sweeping marriage case.

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Related Topix: ACLU, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

KXXV-TV Waco

Condemned killer of 3 in Corpus Christi set to die

Attorneys for a convicted killer of three members of a Corpus Christi family say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his scheduled execution in Huntsville.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WMBF

On Tax Day, same-sex marriage supporters protest state's tax laws

A group that represents South Carolina's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community partnered with ACLU of South Carolina to protest what they say are unfair marriage and tax laws.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, ACLU, Transgender

Church Executive

Worldviews at odds

Perspectives on the April 14 "Elaine photography case" U.S. Supreme Court ruling to let the lower court ruling stand By now, you've probably heard that U.S. Supreme Court refused to accept jurisdiction to review the "Elaine photography case" from Santa Fe, NM.

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Related Topix: Photography, US News, Arts, Santa Fe, NM, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding

ABC News

Man Who Disrupted Supreme Court Gets Time Served

A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served.

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Alabama Live

Alabama same-sex couples filing married tax returns in defiance of state law

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Tax season this year is very different for the Rev. Felicia Fontaine and her same-sex spouse, Barb Collins, who can lawfully file a joint federal income tax return for the first time following a major U.S. Supreme Court decision last year.

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Related Topix: Tax, Alabama, Huntsville, AL, US News, Wedding

Law.com

Billboard Regulation: Proceed With Caution

Over the past several decades, as they have become increasingly common and conspicuous, billboards also have become a source of land use litigation in both state and federal courts.

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Related Topix: US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Mount Laurel, NJ

Star Tribune

Reform on sex offenders stalls in Minnesota Legislature

The pressure to overhaul a state sex offender treatment program that has been called "clearly broken" by a federal judge is mounting daily, but the Legislature may not act in time to prevent court intervention.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Sunherald.com

Charlie Mitchell: File the 'Restoration Act' under 'constituent service'

Section 1 of the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed into law last week, is to calm the masses -- those who believe the gay agenda in America needs to be sent a message.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News

Marin Independent Journal

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. takes fight to U.S. Supreme Court

The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. filed a petition Monday to take its fight to stay open to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Environmental Law, Law

Toledo Blade

Judge: Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages

Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere despite the state's own ban on such marriages in its constitution, a federal judge in Cincinnati officially ruled today.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Ohio, Ohio Government, 2012 Presidential Election

News 4 Jax

U.S. Supreme Court could hear Fla. drug testing case

More than three years after Governor Rick Scott issued an executive seeking across-the-board drug testing for state employees, the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to decide whether to weigh in on the controversial policy.

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Related Topix: US News, Rick Scott, US Governors, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

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