U.S. Supreme Court

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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O’Connor performs same-sex wedding at U.S. Supreme Court building

| Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sandra Day O'Connor
WASHINGTON -- Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has officiated at the wedding of a gay couple at the Supreme Court, at least the second such ceremony at the court since its June decision that expanded federal recognition of same-sex marriage.

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Supreme Court won’t hear Cuccinelli’s appeal to reinstate sodomy law

| Monday, October 7, 2013
Ken Cuccinelli
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Courtwon’t hear an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia’s anti-sodomy law.

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Kennedy: Ideological gridlock leaves too many divisive issues up to the Court

| Thursday, October 3, 2013
Justice Anthony Kennedy
PHILADELPHIA -- Justice Anthony Kennedy criticized the ideological gridlock that leaves so many divisive issues to the Supreme Court, saying a "functioning democracy" would resolve them in the political arena.

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Ginsburg: Same-sex marriage reflects genius of the U.S. Constitution

| Saturday, September 7, 2013
Matt Rourke, APU.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks with National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen at the museum Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently officiated at a friend's same-sex wedding, told a Philadelphia audience Friday that growing acceptance of gay marriage reflects the "genius" of the U.S. Constitution.

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Ginsburg first Supreme Court Justice to officiate same-sex wedding

| Friday, August 30, 2013
APRuth Bader Ginsburg
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is performing a same-sex wedding this weekend in what is believed to be a first for a member of the nation's highest court.

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Justice Antonin Scalia: Supreme Court shouldn’t ‘invent new minorities’

| Monday, August 19, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- The U.S. Supreme Court is making decisions that should be left to Congress or the people, from wiretapping to "inventing" new classes of minorities, Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday.

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N.J. judge to hear gay marriage case in first challenge to test DOMA ruling

| Sunday, August 11, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- A New Jersey court case headed for oral arguments this week is among the first to test what a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down key parts of a law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage means in states.

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U.S. Supreme Court denies Cuccinelli’s request for stay on Va. sodomy law

| Saturday, August 10, 2013
Ken Cuccinelli
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request by Virginia Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli to put on hold a lower court ruling that nullified a sweeping anti-sodomy state law.

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz: Pray to stop the ‘assault on marriage’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Sunday, July 28, 2013
The Christian Broadcasting Network has released more footage from the recent Religious Right summit in Iowa organized by David Lane and featuring speakers like U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

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Should states’ rights decide gay rights? Or any rights?

| Sunday, July 21, 2013
The citizens of each state want what they want. The people with the money have the power, and they want to mold their cities and towns to their own little standards, with their own little rules, their own little prejudices, and their own little innuendos. Those who struggle to keep their heads above the water have no money which means they have no power and their voice is very rarely, if ever, heard. They are considered “the other,” and the laws are never structured to their benefit ... LGBTQ citizens fall into “the other” category.

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