Rand Paul: NSA court ruling should spur Obama to stop bulk collection of phone records

Kentucky senator said that a court ruling that the NSA's bulk collection of phone records is illegal validates his calls for privacy.

Why the Democratic path to a House majority may run through a courtroom

Court cases in a handful of states could set the table for gains in the decennial redistricting process.

Supreme Court hears arguments in historic gay-marriage case

As justices broke along familiar ideological lines, Anthony M. Kennedy, a frequent swing vote, asked tough questions of both sides.



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Outside Supreme Court, gay-marriage supporters jubilant and expectant

Proponents felt their moment was about to arrive. While many on the other side, still vocal, could feel the tide turning.

Same-sex marriage arguments draw demonstrators outside Supreme Court

Social video captures the scene outside of the Supreme Court, as justices weigh same-sex marriage arguments.

The gay marriage debate at the Supreme Court, explained

The nation's highest court is hearing Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that examines if same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. Here's what you need to know about the case that could make gay marriage legal across the nation.

Justices Kennedy and Scalia and their divide on gay rights

They’ve been on the high court for decades, but one issue divides and defines them like no other.

Five lawyers take on history in Supreme Court gay-marriage case

Many Americans probably haven’t heard of the lawyers handling arguments on same-sex marriage.

Poll: Gay-marriage support at record high

A Washington Post-ABC News survey finds 61 percent of Americans approve of same-sex nuptials.

Police can’t extend traffic stop to wait for sniffing dogs, justices say

The Supreme Court rules that officers cannot detain violators longer than necessary to conduct a drug search.

Court considers limits to vagueness in statutes

The justices revisit the Armed Career Criminal Act in another attempt to understand it or toss it out.

Attorneys general: Based on states’ records, justices should decide marriage

Maryland and Virginia officials say the issue of gay marriage cannot be left to the democratic process.

40 years later, story of a same-sex marriage in Colo. remains remarkable

The events in 1975 led to the ‘exile’ of the couple after a ruling by Anthony M. Kennedy, now a pivotal justice as the Supreme Court decides a historic question.

Justice lawyers make appeal to lift stay on Obama immigration actions

The administration asked a 5th Circuit panel to allow program to proceed as judge deliberates over states’ lawsuit.

Gay marriage critic on how he's trying to change minds

Ryan T. Anderson, a 33-year-old fellow at the Heritage Foundation, says most of his peers disagree with him on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that doesn't stop him from debating his case, even in front of some left-leaning audiences. PostTV followed him on his trip to Harvard Law School.

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