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Supreme Court Ruling On Life Sentences May Affect Minnesota ManAttorneys say a U.S. Supreme Court ruling likely means a Minnesota man sentenced to life without parole for raping and killing a Woodbury girl when he was 17 will get hearing on whether his sentence should be reduced.
Couple Considering Lawsuit Against Blue Earth County To Legalize MarriageA Minnesota couple is considering filing a federal lawsuit against a Minnesota county for its failure to recognize their marriage as legal. Michael McConnell and Jack Baker are believed to be the first gay couple in the nation to have gotten a marriage license.
Scalia Talks Death Penalty At University Of Minnesota Law SchoolJustice Antonin Scalia says it "wouldn't surprise" him to see the U.S. Supreme Court invalidate the death penalty after moving in recent years to restrict its application.
Gay, Straight Couples Say 'I Do' To Justice Kennedy's WordsEmily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a right to marry. Within minutes of the June 26 ruling, Levine texted her fiancée a rainbow emoji and a question about their ceremony.
Wis. Court Ends Probe Of Presidential Hopeful WalkerThe Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ended a secret investigation into whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in winning his 2012 recall election.
Democrats Want To Remove Marriage Definition In Wis. ConstitutionWisconsin Democrats say they want to eliminate nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Gov. Walker Calls Marriage Decision A 'Grave Mistake'Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to launch a run for president within weeks, on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide a "grave mistake" and renewed his call for an amendment to the Constitution allowing states to determine who can marry.
SCOTUS Ruling Makes LGBT Marriage Equality The Law Of The LandThe Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.
As SCOTUS Upholds Affordable Care Act, MN GOP Calls For MNsure's DemiseThe Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.
Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law SubsidiesThe Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.
Repeal Of Campaign Giving Law Renders Lawsuit Moot Over Type Of Donor LimitsA lawyer for a group challenging Minnesota restrictions on certain campaign donations has advised a federal judge that the case can be dismissed following changes to the state law made by the Legislature.
Good Question: How Is 'Natural Born Citizen' Defined?Ted Cruz announced Monday he's running for President of the United States. The U.S. Senator from Texas was born in Calgary and moved to the U.S. with his family when he was four years old.

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