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Pro-Walker group accused of 'sanitizing' campaign contributions Any ambiguity in the process can be attributed to the Citizens United decision in 2010. That ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court struck down limits on corporate and union spending on elections.
Salt Lake close to electing first openly gay mayor

...was among the first in a string of similar rulings across the United States that eventually paved the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to declare gay marriages legal across the nation.Earlier this year, a Mormon-backed Utah law was passed that...
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Letter: Get money out of politics by executive order

The inexplicable U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Citizens United and McClutcheon are turning our nation into a deadly circus farce. Barring any social reason from...
State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in past year

...during which the state unsuccessfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene, couples have been able to apply for...following litigation across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples nationwide have the...
16-year-old to be tried as adult in stabbing

...Special Judge Martha Rupp Carter's decision to the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and, if necessary, the U.S. Supreme Court."He's a child," Nigh said after Monday's hearing. "The reality of the situation is we should not have...
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Oklahoma delays execution; drug didn't match protocols

...prison system.Glossip's execution already had been delayed Wednesday as the Corrections Department waited for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on Glossip's claim of innocence. Justices ultimately rejected his appeal.Glossip was convicted...
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Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states

BISMARCK, N.D. - A federal judge in North Dakota said Friday that his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only to the 13 states that sued to block it, and not nationwide. The ruling by U.
Kentucky clerks to license marriages as boss is jailed

...the Liberty Counsel, which advocates in court for religious freedom. Before she was led away, Davis said the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide conflicts with the vows she made when she became a born-again Christian...
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Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...coverage under Medicaid or an optional group.The federal health care law expanded eligibility for Medicaid, but the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 said states could not be penalized for not participating in expanding the program.The lawsuit contends...
My Turn: The borderline personality of Alaska's GOP

...that decision. It was the individual mandate clause of the act that most believed was unconstitutional.But the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate in their July 2012 ruling. At the same time they determined states could choose not...


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