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The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States. It has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. The Court, which meets in the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate. Once appointed, justices have life tenure unless they resign, retire, or are removed after impeachment. [ Website ] [ Wikipedia ]

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Colo. won’t clarify civil unions law until Supreme Court issues marriage ruling

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Colorado state capitol in Denver.
Colorado won't address some legal questions about civil unions pending a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. The state currently allows both same-sex marriage and civil unions. [...]

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Judge puts N.D. same-sex marriage case on hold for Supreme Court ruling

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
North-Dakota
A federal judge put a lawsuit challenging North Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage on hold Tuesday pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases in April

Friday, January 16, 2015
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Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution. The justices said Friday they will review an appellate ruling that upheld bans on same-sex unions in four states. [...]

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Supreme Court must act fast if same-sex marriage to be settled in June

Friday, January 16, 2015
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Time is running short for the Supreme Court to get same-sex marriage on its calendar if the justices want to tackle the issue before their current term ends in late June. They might have to decide to jump in at their closed-door conference Friday if they want to resolve the [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Louisiana same-sex marriage case

Monday, January 12, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take on a same-sex marriage case from Louisiana that remains under review in a federal appeals court, and re-listed cases from four other states for conference later this week. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015
Todd, left, and Jeff Delmay, celebrate as they leave the courthouse after having attended a hearing in which a Miami-Dade Circuit Judge cleared the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Miami.
It's been a huge week for marriage equality. Florida became the 36th state with the freedom to marry, judges in three southern states heard oral arguments, and the Supreme Court considered cases from five states. [...]

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No action Friday by U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage cases

Saturday, January 10, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court did not grant review in any new cases on Friday as gay rights activists eagerly awaited news that it might consider a new round of cases challenging states' ability to ban same-sex marriage. [...]

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Federal appeals court weighs overturning marriage bans in three southern states

Friday, January 9, 2015
5th Circuit
Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a powerful legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights. [...]

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N.C. GOP lawmakers want Supreme Court to reinstate same-sex marriage ban

Friday, January 9, 2015
North-Carolina
Senate leader Phil Berger and likely House Speaker Tim Moore said Thursday the two Republicans will ask the nation's highest court to hear the North Carolina case. [...]

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Now legal in 36 states, Supreme Court to take another look at same-sex marriage

Thursday, January 8, 2015
J. Scott Applewhite (AP)
The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the chances the justices soon will settle the legal debate. [...]

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