News tagged with court

Irish lawmakers agonize over abortion vote

After decades of delay and months of argument, Ireland's lawmakers agonized Wednesday over government plans to pass an abortion bill for the first time in this predominantly Catholic country.

Jul 10, 2013
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Irish lawmakers back bill on life-saving abortions

(AP)—Ireland appeared on course to legalize abortion in limited circumstances as lawmakers voted Tuesday to support a bill that would permit a pregnancy to be terminated when deemed necessary to save a ...

Jul 02, 2013
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Analysis of Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage

With this morning's landmark Supreme Court rulings –– and Gov. Jerry Brown's announcement that county clerks will soon begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples –– California becomes the 13th state to legalize ...

Jun 27, 2013
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Immediate effect of DOMA decision profound

The Supreme Court today struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), ruling that the law violated fundamental constitutional rights by denying same-sex couples equal liberty under the law. Justice Anthony Kennedy's ...

Jun 27, 2013
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Royalty Pharma lets Elan takeover bid expire

Royalty Pharma has let its latest takeover bid for Irish drugmaker Elan lapse as it decided against pressing ahead with a court challenge of a requirement that it withdraw the offer.

Jun 18, 2013
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Court hears arguments on NYC's big soda ban

A state appeals court is considering whether to allow New York City to ban oversized sodas and other large sugary drinks at city restaurants as part of its war on diabetes and obesity.

Jun 11, 2013
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OTC morning-after pill sales coming—but not yet

Don't look for the morning-after pill to move next to the condoms on drugstore shelves right away. But after a fight that's last more than a decade, it appears it really will happen. Backed into a corner ...

Jun 11, 2013
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