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Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Shell in Nigeria

Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Shell in Nigeria
In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against Shell in Nigeria. The lawsuit was brought by Esther Kiobel against the company for aiding and abetting the Nigerian government who executed her husband and 10 other activists in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta.
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Supreme Court’s Favorable Rating Still at Historic Low

Supreme Court’s Favorable Rating Still at Historic Low
As the Supreme Court deliberates on two same-sex marriage cases, and with several other high-profile cases on its docket, the court’s favorability rating remains close to an all-time low.
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Gay Tea Party Activist Says Same-Sex Marriage Will 'Unravel' Marriage and 'Undefine Children'

Gay Tea Party Activist Says Same-Sex Marriage Will 'Unravel' Marriage and 'Undefine Children'
Near the end of Tuesday's National Organization for Marriage's rally on the National Mall, Doug Mainwaring, the openly gay founder of the National Capital Tea Party Patriots, warned attendees that marriage equality would "unravel" marriage and "undefine children," whatever that means.
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Prop 8 'Unlikely to be Upheld' According to SCOTUSblog

Prop 8 'Unlikely to be Upheld' According to SCOTUSblog
No one has a more respect view of court cases coming out of the Supreme Court than the popular Web site SCOTUSblog. Halfway through oral arguments about Tuesday landmark case pertaining to the legality of California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state, SCOTUSblog tweeted that the 2008 ballot measure is "unlikely to be upheld."
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From Soup to Nuts: What Do the Marriage Cases Really Mean for Equality?

From Soup to Nuts: What Do the Marriage Cases Really Mean for Equality?
Tuesday and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide on two major cases involving marriage for same-sex couples. The Court will hear oral arguments on March 26 and 27, with decisions expected by late June. What does it all mean?
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DuPont Company Endorses Marriage Equality

DuPont Company Endorses Marriage Equality
As the Supreme Court prepares to take on two large same-sex marriage cases, the DuPont Company announced its support of efforts to pass a marriage equality bill in Delaware.
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Chief Justice's Lesbian Cousin Attending Gay Marriage Hearing As His Guest

Chief Justice's Lesbian Cousin Attending Gay Marriage Hearing As His Guest
Jean Podrasky, a lesbian and Roberts' first cousin, will sit in a section of the courtroom reserved for relatives along with her partner as Roberts and his court examine the legality of California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state.
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Supreme Court Sees Record Free Ticket Line for DOMA, Prop 8 Cases

Supreme Court Sees Record Free Ticket Line for DOMA, Prop 8 Cases
Lines frequently form in advance for the free tickets to high-profile arguments, but five days before a case is particularly early. For last year's three days of arguments over the Affordable Care Act, the line began about three days early.
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Supreme Court Seems to Side with Monsanto Over Soybean Farmer

Supreme Court Seems to Side with Monsanto Over Soybean Farmer
The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to side with Monsanto Co. in its claim that an Indiana farmer violated the company's patents on soybean seeds that are resistant to its weed-killer.
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Justice Thomas Breaks His Seven Years of Silence

Justice Thomas Breaks His Seven Years of Silence
Justice Clarence Thomas did something at a Supreme Court argument Monday for the first time in nearly seven years — he spoke. But what Thomas said is not clear, other than he appears to have joked about Ivy League lawyers.
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