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Supreme Court troubled by DA's rejection of black jurors

...I think any reasonable person looking at this would say no, his reason was a purpose to discriminate."Justice Samuel Alito, who typically sides with prosecutors in criminal cases, was bothered by Lanier's explanation that the same juror...
Nation and World
Court: Texas abortion clinics stay open

...hearing and the eventual ruling would come amid the 2016 presidential campaign.Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas would have allowed the state to move ahead with regulations requiring abortion...
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Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

...not concerned so much about same-sex marriage but about "this court's threat to American democracy." Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas also dissented.Several religious organizations criticized the decision and a group of pastors...
High court upholds use of controversial execution drug

...raised concerns that the drug did not perform its intended task of putting inmates into a coma-like sleep.Justice Samuel Alito said for a conservative majority that arguments the drug could not be used effectively as a sedative in executions were...
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Obamacare survives second fight

...favors some laws over others and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites."Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas joined the dissent, as they did in 2012.Nationally, 10.2 million people have signed up for...
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Justices boost workplace religious protections

...objections. Awkward conversations at that point would be better than a lawsuit later on, the justices said.Justice Samuel Alito wrote separately to agree with the outcome, but not with Scalia's reasoning. Justice Clarence Thomas dissented...
Regional News
After historic arguments, gay marriage ruling coming

...marry him and Tom can't. Why isn't that a straightforward question of sexual discrimination?" he asked.Justice Samuel Alito suggested that basing marriage on lasting bonds and emotional commitment - instead of providing stable homes for children - might open the right...
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'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

...of the law.In any case, most state legislatures will be out of session by the summer.During arguments, Justice Samuel Alito raised the possibility that the court might be able to delay the effective date of its decision. Even a delay through...
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Court balks at last-minute voting changes

...been reflected on the court itself. Ginsburg and Sotomayor would have blocked the laws in all four states. Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas would have allowed them to be used in each state.None of the orders issued by...
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Press should defend Citizens United, 1st Amendment

...corporate spending for electioneering activity on "broadcast, cable and satellite," and Stewart was asked by Justice Samuel Alito to answer the Citizens United argument "that there isn't any constitutional difference between the distribution of...


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