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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to State’s  Ban on ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy

June 30, 2014 | 7:34 am

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to State’s Ban on ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy

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Without comment, justices decline to hear lawsuit that would overturn ban on ‘reparative therapy.’

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Supreme Court Bars Cops From Warrantless Cellphone Searches

June 25, 2014 | 8:49 am

Supreme Court Bars Cops From Warrantless Cellphone Searches

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Justices rule that cellphones deserve higher level of protection than other items a suspect might carry.

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‘Victory Lap’ for San Francisco’s Prop. 8 Legal Team

May 2, 2014 | 10:55 am

‘Victory Lap’ for San Francisco’s Prop. 8 Legal Team

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New book by New York Times reporter details the behind-the-scenes battle to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Update: Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Cellphone Searches

April 30, 2014 | 8:25 am

Update: Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Cellphone Searches

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At issue: Whether sifting through phone contents without court OK violates ban on unreasonable searches.

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Significant Victories For LGBT Rights in Prop 8, DOMA Rulings

June 26, 2013 | 9:00 pm

Significant Victories For LGBT Rights in Prop 8, DOMA Rulings

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WASHINGTON (AP and KQED) — In significant but incomplete victories for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. California Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney Gen. Kamala Harris said […]

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Supreme Court’s Prop. 8/DOMA Decisions Expected Tomorrow

June 25, 2013 | 9:21 am

Supreme Court’s Prop. 8/DOMA Decisions Expected Tomorrow

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Update Wednesday: We’re live blogging today’s decisions here. The U.S. Supreme Court did not release rulings on either Proposition 8 or the Defense of Marriage Act today. The court said it will convene again tomorrow at 7 a.m. for the last time this term to issue its remaining decisions. Presumably, those will include rulings on […]

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Guide to What Happens Once Prop. 8 Ruling Comes Down

June 21, 2013 | 11:15 am

Guide to What Happens Once Prop. 8 Ruling Comes Down

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The Supreme Court is expected to rule on Proposition 8 next week. There are a number of possible outcomes. (If you’re confused about any of this, start by reading the summary of what you need to know about Prop. 8 at the Supreme Court.) The U.S. Supreme Court could affirm the 9th Circuit decision that […]

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No Supreme Court Decision on Prop. 8 or DOMA Today; Next Possibility is Monday

June 20, 2013 | 7:20 am

No Supreme Court Decision on Prop. 8 or DOMA Today; Next Possibility is Monday

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Update: The U.S. Supreme Court released three decisions today, none of which was one of the closely watched cases on same-sex marriage, the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action in school admissions. The court now has 11 cases still remaining. There are only two scheduled decision-release days left, Monday and Thursday — though it’s possible […]

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Prop. 8 at the Supreme Court: What You Need to Know

June 19, 2013 | 3:20 pm

Prop. 8 at the Supreme Court: What You Need to Know

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by Rachael Marcus, Kelly Dunleavy O’Mara and Jon Brooks We are fast nearing a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Proposition 8, California’s same-sex marriage ban. The court does not announce in advance which opinions it will release on which days, but the last scheduled date for opinions to come down is Jun 27, though the […]

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Analysis: Prop. 8 Case Unlikely to Result in Broad Right to Same-Sex Marriage

June 14, 2013 | 6:00 am

Analysis: Prop. 8 Case Unlikely to Result in Broad Right to Same-Sex Marriage

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Nearly five years after voters passed Proposition 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the fate of California’s ban on same-sex marriage. But will that be the final word? When two same-sex couples filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Prop. 8, their attorney, Theodore Olson, described the issue in sweeping terms. “The case […]

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