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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Supreme Court rejects bid to review handgun restrictions on young people

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Decision delivers blow to National Rifle Association in its attempts to ease laws limiting access to pistols for 18- to 21-year-olds The US Supreme Court ... was sufficiently “responsible,” even though the second amendment to the US Constitution protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Last month, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Religious freedom rules for top US court as it decides firms don't have to fund contraceptives

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Ruling could allow employers to discriminate against employees, jeopardising women's health Supreme Court curbs access to free birth control A sharply divided US Supreme Court has ruled that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. It's the first ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Battle over 'lewd' breast cancer bracelets heads to US Supreme Court

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:34am by AP

    ... Boobies!" breast cancer awareness bracelets could be settled by the US Supreme Court. School officials in the Pennsylvania town of Easton plan to appeal a federal court's decision that rejected ... An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, which helped the girls challenge the rule, said the school had been hinting that it would petition the Supreme Court. "I'm just really ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Supreme Court to hear second gay marriage case

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 11:35am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The US Supreme Court trod cautiously on Tuesday as it considered gay marriage, with justices appearing hesitant to deliver a sweeping historic verdict ... activists opposed to same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court will take months to issue a ruling, but several justices indicated during their 80-minute debate that they would be in no hurry to issue ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Supreme Court urged to support gay marriage limits

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 10:35am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Court urged to uphold California same sex marriage ban The US Supreme Court was urged on Tuesday to uphold the constitutionality of two laws that define marriage ... and political policy while the American people are so actively engaged in working through this issue for themselves,” their brief said. The Supreme Court will on March 26-27 hear arguments ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fight for gay marriage goes to US Supreme Court

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 08:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Same-sex marriage takes centre stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has ... the surviving member of a heterosexual married couple is exempt from such taxes. Outside the Supreme Court, colour-coded protesters – red for supporters of gay marriage and red, white and blue ...

  7. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Supreme Court to hear challenge to states' land-use fees

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... Snr had a plan when he bought six hectares east of Orlando, in the state of Florida. It did not include having his son end up at the US Supreme Court. But now 18 years of legal wrangling have ... The Koontz case is one of several private-property disputes before the Supreme Court this term. The central question invariably revolves around the Fifth Amendment rule declaring that "private ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Street party rages as US high court debates gay marriage

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... laid out the arguments for and against same-sex marriage inside the US Supreme Court, the atmosphere outside was more celebratory. With music pumping from a makeshift stage and warm spring ... national anthem beneath a banner reading: "The Supreme Court must respect natural law, same sex 'marriage' is not marriage". The court was due to hear a second same-sex marriage ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    High-priced call girl accused of killing Google executive in California

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:04am by AFP

    ... and transporting a controlled substance, according to Santa Cruz county superior court. Her bail was set at US$1.5 million. Tichleman was taken into custody last Friday by Santa Cruz city police, who ... lured to an upscale hotel by investigators under the pretence of meeting a rich man willing to pay well for sex, according to the court. Tichleman had an "ongoing prostitution ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Police seek graphic photos of teen for use as evidence in sexting case

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:21pm by Associated Press in McLean, Virginia

    ... been charged in juvenile court with possessing and manufacturing child pornography related to images of himself he’s accused of creating. The teen’s lawyers are fighting a search warrant allowing the photographs in court. A hearing is scheduled for next week. Defence lawyer Jessica Foster said she is unaware of any cases where police have pursued similar photographs, particularly ...




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