U.S. Supreme Court

12:01pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Same-Sex Marriage

Boulder County Clerk Cleared To Continue Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Supporters at the U.S. Supreme Court in June, 2013. The court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to gay couples who are legally married in their states, including Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights and family leave.
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5:05pm

Wed July 9, 2014

8:30am

Mon June 30, 2014
Supreme Court

Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 11:54 am

Customers enter a Hobby Lobby store in Antioch, Calif., this past spring. The Supreme Court is ruling on the crafts store chain's resistance to portions of the Affordable Care Act. The store's owners cite their religious freedom.
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The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned and other closely held companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections.

The owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of arts and crafts stores and those of another closely held company, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., had objected on the grounds of religious freedom.

The ruling affirms a Hobby Lobby victory in a lower court and gives new standing to similar claims by other companies.

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10:19am

Fri June 13, 2014
Shots - Health News

6 Questions About Contraception Coverage And The Supreme Court

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 6:06 am

Customers enter a Hobby Lobby store on March 25, in Antioch, Calif.
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One of the most watched issues before the Supreme Court this term may turn on the question of religious freedom. But it will also likely determine how women will be able to access a key provision of the Affordable Care Act – one seeking to guarantee no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance plans.

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5:31am

Tue April 29, 2014
All Tech Considered

Weighing The Risks Of Warrantless Phone Searches During Arrests

Originally published on Thu May 1, 2014 11:10 am

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in two cases over whether law enforcement can search cellphones obtained at an arrest without a warrant.
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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in two cases testing whether police can search cellphones without a warrant at the time of an arrest, be it for a traffic violation or for a felony.

The Supreme Court has interpreted the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches to require that police obtain a search warrant from a neutral judge upon a showing that there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. The warrant is to specify where the search will be conducted and the evidence being sought.

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