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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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U.S. Supreme Court schedules conference on Louisiana gay marriage appeal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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In September, a federal judge upheld Louisiana’s ban, a rare loss for marriage equality advocates who, at the time, had won more than 20 consecutive rulings overturning bans in other states. [...]

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Idaho says its case could help Supreme Court decide nationwide marriage equality

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho)
Gov. Butch Otter says the Supreme Court should wait until it receives arguments from Idaho before deciding a case involving same-sex marriage in the U.S. [...]

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Tennessee breaks ranks, tells Supreme Court to stay out of marriage debate

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tennessee argues that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit got it right when it upheld same-sex marriage bans, and that there is no need for Supreme Court Justices to step in now.   [...]

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Florida application to Justice Thomas for stay of same-sex marriage ruling

Monday, December 15, 2014
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed an emergency petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in place past Jan. 5. [...]

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Ohio asks U.S. Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of gay marriage bans

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Attorney General Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
With the Ohio response, there are now four new same-sex marriage cases that are nearly ready for the Justices’ first look. [...]

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North Carolina GOP leaders to appeal gay marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

Saturday, December 13, 2014
North CarolinaSenate leader Phil Berger (left) and House Speaker Thom Tillis.
The leaders of the two branches of the North Carolina state legislature notified a federal court on Friday that they will ask the Supreme Court to rule promptly on the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. In a filing at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth [...]

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Kentucky governor makes appeal to Supreme Court in gay marriage case

Friday, December 12, 2014
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
The governor's private attorneys filed the request this week, joining plaintiffs who earlier appealed a lower court ruling that upheld anti-gay marriage laws. [...]

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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
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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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