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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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Challenge to N.J. ban on conversion therapy appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, December 5, 2014
Protesters demonstrate outside a gathering for the  National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2013.
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court decision upholding New Jersey's ban on conversion therapy for LGBT youth has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The anti-gay legal group Liberty Counsel on Wednesday asked the court to review a September ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third [...]

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Louisiana adds to momentum for Supreme Court review of gay marriage

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
A second state — Louisiana — told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that the Justices should consider taking on the constitutional dispute over same-sex marriage without waiting further. It is important, the state said in urging prompt review of a federal judge’s decision upholding Louisiana’s ban on such [...]

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South Carolina to take same-sex marriage case to U.S. Supreme Court

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
State officials in South Carolina notified a federal appeals court Monday that they plan to ask the Supreme Court to hear an appeal on the issue of same-sex marriage, in advance of any decision by the appeals court. [...]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sent home after heart stent implanted

Friday, November 28, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
WASHINGTON -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and was expected to be at work when the court hears its next round of oral [...]

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Heart stent for Ginsburg revives talk of liberal jurist’s time left on court

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court. Ginsburg was expected back at work on Monday, but her hospitalization - just three weeks after elections handed Republicans control of [...]

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Michigan AG urges U.S. Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
APAttorney General Bill Schuette (R-Mich.)
LANSING, Mich. -- Attorney General Bill Schuette and supporters of gay marriage have at least one thing in common: They want the U.S. Supreme Court to use a Michigan case to settle the legality of same-sex marriage. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block same-sex marriages in South Carolina

Thursday, November 20, 2014
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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina but Attorney General Alan Wilson said the issue is still not settled. The court denied Wilson's request to prevent the marriages while he appeals last week's decision by a federal judge tossing out [...]

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Kansas AG wants clarity on same-sex marriage from U.S. Supreme Court

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R-Kansas)
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday that his vigorous defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban is designed to get a final decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. Without such a ruling, the legal uncertainty - which has some Kansas counties allowing gay couples to marry [...]

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South Carolina AG to ask U.S. Supreme Court to block same-sex marriages

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Attorney General Alan Wilson (R-S.C.)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says he will go to the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent same-sex marriages from beginning in the state on Thursday. [...]

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Michigan, Kentucky couples take gay marriage cases to U.S. Supreme Court

Monday, November 17, 2014
WJBK-TVJayne Rowse (left) and April DeBoer are plaintiffs in a challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.
WASHINGTON -- A same-sex couple from Michigan is putting the question of the right to marry nationwide squarely before the Supreme Court. The couple's plea to be allowed to marry was being filed Monday. It asks the justices to hold that state laws prohibiting same-sex couples from getting married violate [...]

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