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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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Scott Walker calls Supreme Court marriage decision a ‘grave mistake’

Friday, June 26, 2015
Scott Walker
Walker said in a statement Friday that the states should have the right to decide whether to allow same-sex marriage. He also says the Constitution should be amended to include a definition of marriage as between a man and a ...

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Obama, in tweet, lauds high court decision on same-sex marriage

Friday, June 26, 2015
Barack Obama
President Barack Obama took to Twitter to praise the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision as "a big step in our march toward equality." ...

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Texas AG: Counties should wait if same-sex marriage legalized

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urged county officials Thursday to not immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal. ...

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5 things to know about public opinion on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The wedding rings of Thomas Kostura and Ijpe DeKoe, a same-sex couple from Memphis, Tenn.
Americans appear largely ready to accept same-sex marriage but seem divided on whether the Supreme Court should affirm that right nationwide. So say polls conducted before the court's ruling, expected any day, on whether to make same-sex marriage a constitutional ...

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Mike Huckabee pledges to block same-sex marriage if elected president

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Mike Huckabee
Huckabee said Monday that if elected president, he would simply ignore any Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality until Congress passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide…which he would then veto. ...

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Couples, officials, foes prepare for high court’s same-sex marriage ruling

Monday, June 22, 2015
Shelly Bailes, 74, left, and her wife, Ellen Pontac, 73, both of Davis, Calif., kiss in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
With a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage expected any day now, gay couples in states with bans are making wedding plans, courthouse officials are getting ready for different scenarios and steadfast foes are working on their strategies to ...

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Gay Marriage’s Moment

Sunday, June 21, 2015
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Remember the AIDS crisis? If you lived in a big American city during its spread, you were witness to constant sorrow and countless examples of gay people treated as second-class citizens. ...

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NOM will again ask GOP presidential candidates to sign anti-gay marriage pledge

Thursday, June 18, 2015
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown
The National Organization for Marriage will again ask candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination to sign a pledge promising to support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. ...

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Poll: Americans widely expect Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex marriage

Thursday, June 11, 2015
J. Scott Applewhite (AP)
Nearly two-thirds of Americans expect the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide when it rules on the issue within the next few weeks, according to a new poll. ...

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‘President’ Santorum won’t enforce same-sex marriage ruling since it’s a ‘violation of the first amendment’

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Rick Santorum
Santorum said that he holds out hope that the Supreme Court will rule against marriage equality advocates “because there is no way that the left will stop at mere tolerance, they will demand conformity." ...

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