November 19, 2014
by Ashley Hogan
The Kansas Supreme Court decided Tuesday to allow same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in the most populous county in Kansas. Johnson County had begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in October and was challenged in state court. A federal court decision earlier in November ...[read more]
November 13, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an lifted a stay on issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Kansas. Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an order blocking same-sex marriage in Kansas earlier this week, after Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked the court for an injunction. Kansas, in an ...[read more]
November 11, 2014
by Colleen Mallick
US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday issued an order blocking gay marriage in Kansas after Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked the US Supreme Court for an injunction. The delay temporarily prevents the issuance of licenses to same-sex couples in Kansas and will remain in ...[read more]
October 18, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to enforce a strict 2011 voter identification law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. The court provided no reasoning in its order, which will be in effect for November's general elections. Early voting in the state begins this ...[read more]
October 9, 2014
by Joseph Macklin
The US Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday allowing North Carolina to do away with same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting. The order stays a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which held that those provisions of the North Carolina law should not be ...[read more]
January 3, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The US government filed a motion Friday asking the US Supreme Court to remove the stay on the contraception mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that was put in place by Justice Sonia Sotomayor earlier this week. The government argues that the motion for an emergency ...[read more]
January 1, 2014
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an emergency temporary injunction on Tuesday blocking the enforcement of the contraception mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) against the religious group Little Sisters For the Poor. Little Sisters filed a motion for ...[read more]
December 11, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in Kansas v. Cheever that the Fifth Amendment does not prohibit the government from introducing evidence from a court-ordered mental evaluation of a criminal defendant to rebut that defendant's presentation of expert testimony in support of a defense of ...[read more]
December 28, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Mardel Inc. announced Thursday that they will not comply with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's order that the companies provide employees with coverage for contraceptives under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The two businesses, a craft store and religious ...[read more]
December 27, 2012
by Sarah Posner
US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday denied Hobby Lobby, Inc.'s application for injunction which would have prevented enforcement of the provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mandating that companies provide employees with coverage for contraceptives ...[read more]

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