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Washington: Supreme Court

  • Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

    14 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution. The justices will take up gay-rights cases that ...

  • Strip club wants court to reconsider ruling on dancers

    2 months, 7 days ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY — The Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that dancers are club employees, not independent contractors, and therefore due minimum wage. If the ruling stands, it could cost the club millions ...

  • Supreme Court has 17 cases to decide by June’s end

    7 months, 19 days ago

    (AP) It's crunch time at the Supreme Court, where the justices are racing to issue opinions in 17 cases over the next two weeks. The religious rights of corporations, the speech rights of abortion protesters and the privacy rights of people ...

  • High court voids overall federal campaign contribution limits

    10 months, 3 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans ...

  • Nude dance clubs, NV Energy's taxes and school uniforms lead off state Supreme Court cases for 2014

    1 year ago

    (AP) The Nevada Supreme Court will open 2014 with appeals from Las Vegas erotic dancing clubs, a killer on death row and a dispute over school uniforms. The court will conduct hearings in Carson City from Jan. 6-8 on 13 cases ...

  • Court: Is anonymous tip enough for traffic stop?

    1 year, 4 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will weigh whether a motorist's anonymous tip about reckless driving is enough for police to pull over a car, without an officer's corroboration of dangerous driving. The issue has divided state and ...

  • Arizona citizenship proof law illegal, top court rules

    1 year, 7 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — States can't demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in Arizona and other ...

  • Sotomayor cites Boston on perils of profiling

    1 year, 9 months ago

    (AP) DENVER — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings shows how difficult and sensitive the issue of racial profiling can be. Speaking with young students in Denver, Sotomayor noted that some people asked ...

  • Harry Reid weighs in on Alabama voting rights case

    1 year, 12 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Sen. Harry Reid weighed in Friday on an upcoming Supreme Court case that could prove pivotal in determining whether campaigns for voter ID laws proliferate. Reid filed a friend of the court brief in Shelby County, Ala. v. ...

  • County considers competing proposals for investigating fatal shootings by police

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) After two hours of debate, county commissioners on Tuesday agreed to consider two proposals that attempt to change the coroner’s inquest, which is an airing of the facts after deadly police shootings. One proposal includes witnesses and a cross-examination by ...

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