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Supreme Court allows Texas to use controversial voter-ID law

(Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)

The state can proceed, despite an appeals court finding that the law unfairly targets minorities. Attorney General Holder says the order is a “step backward.”

Abortion returns to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court blocks enforcement of a Texas abortion law, at least for now, increasing the odds of a ruling on abortion rights within the next year.

Today’s interesting SCOTUS lineup — certiorari denied edition

Three justices dissent from the denial of certiorari in a sentencing case.

The Justices, the freedom of speech, and ideology

An academic study purports to show “[T]he votes of both liberal and conservative Justices tend to reflect their preferences toward the ideological grouping of the speaker.” But does the study actually show that?

Aereo to the FCC: Let us join the cable companies we tried to replace

Aereo rolls over and hints it’d be fine with paying broadcasters’ retransmission fees.

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Supreme Court’s actions are monumental, but the why of its reasoning often missing

(Kyle Green / AP)

Supreme Court justices don’t have to spell out their reasoning for their rulings.

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Worries lessen for Virginia gay immigrants, who can now marry

(Timothy C. Wright / For the Washington Post)

Gay immigrants in Virginia get extra legal protection from high court ruling on right to marry.

Gay-marriage opponent: SCOTUS decision ‘lit a fuse to a powder keg culturally’

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said the decision will become a major political issue in every election for decades to come.

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America’s shrinking access to abortion

(Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP)

In Texas and elsewhere, access to abortion is being tested on a sweeping scale.

 

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