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Gay marriage may soon be legal in every state


By Diamond 6:12 pm January 16, 2015 The Supreme Court will take up the case of gay marriage.

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Supreme court to hear juvenile cases involving sentencing without parole

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:29 pm December 18, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether hundreds of juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without parole deserve a chance to be resentenced. 

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Supreme Court approves some of the worst voting restrictions in the country

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:12 am October 9, 2014 On Wednesday, the Supreme Court overruled a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for midterm elections. Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented. 

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Gay marriage legal in five more states as Supreme Court continues to clear way for equality

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:29 pm October 6, 2014 On Monday the Supreme Court turned down all pending state appeals in the gay-marriage cases, leaving rulings in five more states that said gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry in tact. The move means that gay marriage will be legal in most of the […]

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Supreme Court grants companies right to deny birth control to employees

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:23 am July 1, 2014 The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions that allow female employees no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections. 

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Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down ruling against voter ID laws

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:27 am May 15, 2014 Members of Arkansas’ Supreme Court tossed out a judge’s ruling to strike down the state’s voter ID law on Wednesday. In a 5-2 ruling, justices vacated the Pulaski County judge’s decision that the law violates the state’s constitution. 

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Breaking: Supreme Court upholds Affirmative Action ban in Michigan


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:10 pm April 22, 2014 The Supreme Court ruled that a Michigan initiative that bans racial preferences in college admissions is constitutional, overturning a lower court decision. The measure is expected to appear on this year’s ballot. 

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New Jersey court expected to rule of use of rap lyrics by defendants as evidence

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:49 pm March 10, 2014 Can rap lyrics be used against you in court? The Supreme Court of New Jersey is considering just that. Next month the Court is expected to rule on whether rap lyrics written by defendants can be used during their trial(s). 

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Supreme Court likely to uphold affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court is currently evaluating the University of Michigan’s current ban on affirmative action, and most of the justices appear to agree that it should be upheld. Several of them expressed doubts that the constitutional amendment violates minorities’ equal protection rights.

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Supreme Court to decide on key affirmative action case

The Supreme Court will decide if affirmative action is a justifiable factor in college admissions on Tuesday. The judges will take on the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, a 2006 constitutional amendment banning the use of racial preferences in public university admissions.

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