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It was the pictures and riveting testimony that convinced a Philadelphia jury that abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was guilty of murdering three infants born alive following botched late-term abortions and also guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of...
At his confirmation hearings for the position of chief justice of the United States, John G. Roberts Jr. parried skeptics with a reassuring metaphor: "Judges are like umpires," he memorably testified. "Umpires don't make the rules, they apply them. The...
WASHINGTON — A New Hampshire man who had his car towed when he was in a hospital recovering from a heart attack and the amputation of his left foot won a measure of justice at the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 9-0 decision released Monday, the court...
Tribune reporterForty years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade case legalized abortion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the case is not her "ideal picture" for resolving the controversial issue of abortion. Instead, the landmark decision gave...
Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer broke his shoulder in a fall from his bicycle and underwent surgery Saturday morning, according to a court spokeswoman. The 74-year-old justice was resting comfortably and is expected to be released from...
In 2011, when the General Assembly passed the law allowing civil unions, Illinois took an important step forward to recognize that gay and lesbian couples have the right to build lives together and create strong, loving families. The civil union law,...
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court was asked Monday whether Congress violated the 1st Amendment when it required global groups fighting AIDS to explicitly oppose prostitution and sexual trafficking as a condition of receiving federal grants. Several...
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court was asked Tuesday to decide who should raise a 3 1/2-year-old girl who was given up by her single mother: the South Carolina couple who adopted her at birth or her biological father, who invoked his rights as a...
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney had it wrong. Corporations aren't people -- corporations own people. The Supreme Court on Monday took up the unusual question of whether corporations control our genetic material -- specifically, whether a Utah-based company...
Re "Justices ponder gay marriage," Editorial, April 2 Same-sex marriage has been overpoliticized and over-intellectualized. What we're really addressing is the question of whether there should be a law dictating what marriage is. Laws are generally...
Between now and July, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases dealing with same-sex marriage: one testing the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, the other involving the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage for federal...
Re "Justices seem to side with gay couples," March 28 The time has come for the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 as unconstitutional. Laws designed to limit a person's pursuit of happiness by denying him or...
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