On Sunday, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy denied a bid from Proposition 8 supporters to halt gay marriages that had become legal in California,...

Cheers of “DOMA is dead” could be heard in front of the Supreme Court Wednesday in Washington, D.C., when the court ruled that the Defense of Marriage...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Affirmative action in college admissions survived Supreme Court review Monday in a consensus decision that avoided the difficult constitutional...

onday, the Supreme Court struck down a 2004 Arizona law that required documentation of citizenship in order to register to vote. This has prompted many individuals, even in the media, to triumphantly claim that the Supreme Court has invalidated voter identification laws at the state level. Not surprisingly, these individuals are incorrect. First, the 2004 Arizona law was...

Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in two separate cases dealing with gay marriage. These cases dealt with the constitutionality of the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8, both pieces of legislation that outlaw gay marriage. The decisions in these cases will be announced in June, and while it seems unlikely that either...

The Voting Rights Act was landmark legislation when it was passed, but it will soon undergo scrutiny from the Supreme Court yet again. At issue this time is if the formula to determine preclearance, which defines which states or counties are under Department of Justice control, is outdated. In 2009, the Supreme Court decided that the Voting Rights Act was constitutional...

This week the Supreme Court will hear the case of farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman. The Indiana man faces over $70,000 in fines for planting soybeans containing genes belonging to megacorporation Monsanto without legally purchasing them. The company manufactures and subsequently patents soybean varieties known as Roundup Ready (weed and disease resistant), and farmers who use...

When was the last time you saw a centaur roaming the streets of Oxford? Or a mermaid hanging out in the Grove? For anyone not on hallucinogens, the answer is never. However, that didn’t stop a Mississippi state lawmaker from introducing a piece of legislation last week that was straight out of a Syfy Channel original movie, a proposed ban on all human-animal hybrids. ...

For lawmakers, Jan. 1, 2014, is a monumental date looming in the ever-nearing future. That date is when the majority of the measures under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as many Mississippians refer to it, will take effect. Among other things, this date marks the deadline for state lawmakers to come up with their own health insurance exchange programs and have them...