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Supreme Court strikes federal marriage provision (UPDATE)

Supporters of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling which overturns the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) carry a large rainbow flag during a parade around the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The decision grants federal benefits to married couples in states that recognize same-sex marriage, although Wisconsin is not one of them. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)

In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.

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Court takes up bankruptcy issue that has split circuits since Anna Nicole Smith ruling

Taking up a complicated jurisdictional issue that has split the circuits since the justices ruled in the case involving the late pinup Anna Nicole Smith, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether bankruptcy court judges can rule on matters normally reserved for Article III judges if the parties in the matter consent.

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Supreme Court to decide fate of Obama’s recess appointments

In a case that will decide not only the fate of hundreds of National Labor Relations Board decisions and rules issued over the last 18 months but also help define the constitutional limits of presidential and congressional authority, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the president had the power to install three of his nominees to the board without Senate approval.

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Procedural default not a bar to ineffective assistance claim, justices rule

A deeply divided U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a procedural default in state court did not bar a Texas death row inmate from seeking relief in federal court based on the assertion that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel at sentencing.

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US Supreme Court’s cert denial leaves ADA issue unresolved

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Leaving unresolved a question that has split the circuits and perplexed employment attorneys, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether the Americans with Disabilities Act requires an employer to reassign a disabled employee to a vacant position that would have otherwise been filled by a competitive process.

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