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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 refuses to block same-sex marriages in South Carolina

Thursday, November 20, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
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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Plaintiffs in Tennessee marriage case appeal ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, November 14, 2014
Dr. Sophy Jesty and Dr. Valeria Tanco, of Knoxville, Tenn. (left) are plaintiffs in the federal challenge to Tennessee's same-sex marriage ban.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Three same-sex couples challenging Tennessee’s ban on same-sex marriage and refusal to recognize their out-of-state marriages, asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to hear their case after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that state marriage bans do not violate the U.S. Constitution. [...]

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Thomas hints at Supreme Court split on same-sex marriage review

Thursday, November 13, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
WASHINGTON -- Justice Clarence Thomas suggested Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month. Thomas offered a peek at what happened behind the scenes when the court turned away appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court says same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Kansas
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court says same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas. The court on Wednesday denied the state's request to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying while Kansas fights the issue in court. [...]

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Gay couples in Kansas await Supreme Court action on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Gay marriage advocates in Kansas are waiting to see whether the U.S. Supreme Court allows same-sex couples to wed but aren't sure a favorable decision will persuade all local officials to issue marriage licenses. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor blocks Kansas same-sex marriage ruling

Monday, November 10, 2014
APSonia Sotomayor
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has issued an order blocking same-sex marriages in Kansas. Sotomayor’s brief order Monday puts on hold indefinitely a lower-court order clearing the way for same-sex couples to marry despite a ban in Kansas on gay marriage. [...]

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Breyer: ‘Plenty of opportunities’ for Supreme Court to consider gay marriage

Monday, November 10, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on Sunday signaled that there remain "plenty of opportunities" for the high court to weigh in on same-sex marriage, giving hope that justices would review an appeals court ruling last week upholding gay marriage bans in four states. [...]

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