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Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

Kennedy , who will turn 81 in July, has been on the court for close to three decades and those close to the justice say he is strongly considering retirement, the New York Daily News reported . Only four justices have died while sitting on the bench since 1950. According to Vladeck, although the majority in that case was willing to resolve the dispute on relatively narrow grounds, Gorsuch wrote separately to suggest that the court could - and should - have issued a much broader ruling ...

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DeVos: Supreme Court Sends Clear Message that Religious Discrimination Cannot Be Tolerated

Trinity Lutheran sued Missouri in federal court in 2012. "That came through in spades today not just in the Arkansas case, but in his separate concurrence in a case striking down a Missouri program that refused to provide otherwise available funds for preschool playgrounds to schools affiliated with religious institutions", Vladeck said .

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CNN Battle with Sean Spicer Continues as He Shuts Out Jim Acosta

Spicer, in the middle of Acosta's tirade, apologized to Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs for the interruption. Spicer has said the policy is created to thwart reporters who are trying "to become YouTube stars" by asking "some snarky question". The White House Correspondents Association also has objected to the press restrictions. In addition, some outlets - particularly the New York Times and Washington Post - have been able to circumvent official White House channels with leaks from ...

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Supreme Court takes on Colorado same-sex couple wedding cake case

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case on whether the owner of a Colorado cake shop can refuse to provide service to same-sex couples due to his religious beliefs about marriage. Republican state lawmakers in 2015 attempted legislation that would have allowed businesses to refuse service based on religious beliefs. The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a lesbian couple from Arkansas in a dispute over whose names should go on a baby's birth certificate.

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Warriors' Draymond Green wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Fair or not, voter fatigue may also help Green get the upper hand this year. Green recorded two blocks and 1.4 steals per game in the regular season. It is the first time in his career he has been named to an All-NBA Defensive Team. He shot.379 (118-311) from beyond the arc. He is one of four players in Spurs history with at least 350 steals and 350 blocks in his career.

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Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of Baby Doe

The girl's mother, Rachelle Bond , testified that McCarthy killed her daughter. Her body was found near the Boston Harbor two summers ago. That independent evidence, he said, included McCarthy's phone records, his texts, weights from his father's shop used to dump Bella's body, and the very location where her body was dumped.