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US Supreme Court: Religious rights trump birth control

Michael Hichborn kneels and prays as he joins demonstrators while waiting for the Supreme Court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. AP

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cellphone searches need warrants – US Supreme Court

This April 29, 2014 file photo shows a Supreme Court visitor using his cellphone to take a photo of the court in Washington. AP

A unanimous US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants in an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US Supreme Court tells many ‘aged-out’ immigrant children waiting for visas to start over

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A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday, June 9 that most immigrant children who have become adults during their parents’ years-long wait to become legal permanent residents of the United States should go to the back of the line in their own wait for visas.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ruling expected Monday on Oregon gay-marriage ban

Supporters of same-sex marriage hold photos of themselves and their family members or partners on the steps of the Wayne L Morse U.S. Courthouse Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Eugene, Ore. A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday about whether a national group can defend Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage because the state's attorney general has refused to do so. AP

Same-sex marriages could begin as soon as Monday in the US state of Oregon, depending on a judge’s ruling.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US nuns can opt out of contraception clause–high court

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

The US Supreme Court said Friday that religiously-affiliated groups could opt out of a provision in the new health care law that requires employers to provide insurance that includes contraception.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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