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Supreme Court rules that giant cross honoring military dead may remain on public land

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 40-foot cross erected as a tribute to war dead may continue to stand on public land in Maryland, rejecting arguments that it was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. The vote was ...

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Supreme Court again faces same-sex-wedding issues in Washington florist case

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court acknowledged in its ruling about a Colorado baker this week that “further elaboration in the courts” will be necessary to answer whether a business owner’s religious rights can provide exemption from laws that require equal ...

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Supreme Court to weigh execution method that could cause inmate excruciating death

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court next term will consider a Missouri inmate’s contention that the state’s preferred method of executing him could cause him to choke on his own blood and will review a kind of class action settlement in ...

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Supreme Court: Sotomayor recovering after shoulder surgery

The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor is “resting comfortably” after shoulder replacement surgery. The 63-year-old Sotomayor had the procedure on her left shoulder Tuesday morning in New York. The court said in a statement that the surgery went well ...

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Supreme Court rule: (Other) justices shouldn’t conduct independent research

During last week’s Supreme Court arguments about crisis pregnancy centers, Justice Sonia Sotomayor introduced a long line of questions by saying she had recently visited the website of one of the clinics that is a party to the suit. Eventually, ...

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Justices allow strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but at the same time is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six ...

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A Supreme Court mystery: Has Roberts embraced same-sex marriage ruling?

A Supreme Court mystery: Has Chief Justice John Roberts embraced the court’s same-sex marriage decision that he so passionately protested two years ago? The “does-he-doesn’t-he” question is prompted by a case the court decided without oral arguments at the end ...

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