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Washington: Supreme Court

  • Nevada Democrats nervously watch U.S. Supreme Court hearings

    1 month, 29 days ago

    (AP) The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on a case that could reshape Nevada’s political geography by boosting the power of rural areas at the expense of Clark County — a prospect that concerns Democrats and civil rights leaders. “It’s a ...

  • Justices could review nonprofits’ contraceptives objection

    4 months, 11 days ago

    (AP) Religion, birth control and President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are about to collide at the Supreme Court yet again. Faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that oppose some or all contraception as immoral are battling the administration over rules that ...

  • Gay marriage fight shifts as politicians spy opportunity

    4 months, 18 days ago

    (AP) FRANKFORT, Ky. — Politicians who may have thought they wouldn't have to say much at all about gay marriage once the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized it now must answer a different question: Do you support Kim Davis? The Rowan ...

  • What’s at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

    9 months, 15 days ago

    (AP) Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples. The decision in United States v. Windsor did not address the validity ...

  • Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

    1 year 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

    1 year, 2 months 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

    1 year, 7 months 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

    1 year, 10 months 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

    2 years, 1 month 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?

    2 years, 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 ...

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