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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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Federal appeals court weighs overturning marriage bans in three southern states

Friday, January 9, 2015
5th Circuit
Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a powerful legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights. [...]

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N.C. GOP lawmakers want Supreme Court to reinstate same-sex marriage ban

Friday, January 9, 2015
North-Carolina
Senate leader Phil Berger and likely House Speaker Tim Moore said Thursday the two Republicans will ask the nation's highest court to hear the North Carolina case. [...]

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Now legal in 36 states, Supreme Court to take another look at same-sex marriage

Thursday, January 8, 2015
J. Scott Applewhite (AP)
The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the chances the justices soon will settle the legal debate. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: January 5, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015
Florida-marriage
Marriage equality comes to Florida this week, so why are opponents saying it's not? Matt Baume reports on what's really going on, and how they're still trying to stop the weddings. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: Dec. 29, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014
Florida-marriage
Something big's going to happen in Florida next week, we just don't know what yet, and the Supreme Court is going to examine multiple marriage cases in early January. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court schedules same-sex marriage cases for conference review

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
A number of same-sex marriage cases are on the Supreme Court's agenda with enough time for the issue to be argued and decided by late June. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block same‑sex marriages in Florida

Friday, December 19, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Marriage equality is coming to Florida... the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to extend a stay past Jan. 5 of a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. [...]

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Florida couples ask Supreme Court to reject extending stay of marriage ruling

Thursday, December 18, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
The couples are asking the court to allow Florida same-sex couples to marry after the existing stay expires on January 5. [...]

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Idaho amicus brief in support of Supreme Court review of marriage cases

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Idaho’s governor has filed an amicus brief in all five cases that are currently before the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of lower court decisions in marriage cases. Full report here “Governor Otter respectfully suggests that the Court (a) wait until it has Latta before it before deciding which petition(s) [...]

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
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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