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  • SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2015

    Spin Control: Moves afoot to change the Constitution

    Changes to the constitution can come in two ways, but only one has ever been tried.


  • SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015, 7:10 A.M.

    Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

    DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world’s first national …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013, 7:37 A.M.

    Gay rights supporters erupt in cheers over ruling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chanting “DOMA is Dead,” supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers Wednesday at news of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating part of a law denying gay marriage …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013, 3:27 P.M.

    Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs gay marriage bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed a bill making gay marriage legal in Minnesota, the 12th state to take the step, as thousands of onlookers …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013, 12:10 A.M.

    Gay marriage argument at high court today

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court waded into the fight over same-sex marriage Tuesday, at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012, 12:45 A.M.

    Same-sex marriage cases get Supreme Court review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking a potentially historic look at same-sex marriage by agreeing to hear two cases that challenge governments’ different treatment of gay Americans. The …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 3:28 P.M.

    Supreme Court will hear same-sex marriage cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court plunged into the contentious issue of gay marriage Friday when it agreed to take up California’s ban on same-sex unions and a separate dispute …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 12:38 P.M.

    Supreme Court will hear gay marriage cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 5:41 A.M.

    Gay marriage before Supreme Court? Cases weighed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The running fight over gay marriage is shifting from the ballot box to the Supreme Court. Three weeks after voters backed same-sex marriage in three states and …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 3:54 P.M.

    US court strikes down Mich. affirmative action ban

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional Thursday by a deeply divided federal appeals court, six years after state voters said race could …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 2:06 P.M.

    Washington voters approve gay marriage

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. With about three-quarters of the …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012

    Pot use OK’d; same-sex marriage, charter schools leading

    Same-sex couples may be able to marry in Washington as early as next month, as the state’s voters seemed to be narrowly approving a law that was passed then suspended …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012, 9:53 P.M.

    Maine, Maryland vote to legalize gay marriage

    Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote while Washington state …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012

    WSU, UW could expand investments if bill passes

    A constitutional amendment on this year’s ballot could help Washington State University earn a little more investment income in the future. If approved, Senate Joint Resolution 8223 would allow WSU …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 12:34 A.M.

    Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Antonin Scalia says his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the Supreme Court among the easiest …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 12:43 P.M.

    Justices open big term with new human rights case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The next nine …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 9:08 A.M.

    High court begins new term with human rights case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The justices appeared ready …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 12:25 A.M.

    Another big Supreme Court term starts Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is starting a new term that is shaping up to be as important as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings about …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012, 6:03 A.M.

    Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court’s liberals in an unlikely lineup …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 9:18 P.M.

    GOP OKs platform barring abortions, gay marriage

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 12, 2010

    Eye on Boise: Constitutional amendment would allow tuition at UI

    BOISE – A little-noticed item on this year’s general election ballot, SJR 101, would amend the Idaho Constitution to permit tuition to be charged at the University of Idaho. The …


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