The top U.S. court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage in the United States by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The Supreme Court’s order effectively makes gay marriage now legal in more than half of American states.
A Missouri inmate has been put to death for raping and killing a neighbor in 1995, the first lethal injection in the U.S. since an execution in Arizona went awry last month.
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.
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.
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.