US Supreme Court http://nwpr.org en Abortion Seekers Still Protected At NW Clinics After Supreme Court Ruling http://nwpr.org/post/abortion-seekers-still-protected-nw-clinics-after-supreme-court-ruling <p>Abortion services providers say the Supreme Court’s ruling on 35-foot “buffer zones” around Massachusetts clinics won’t have much effect in the Northwest. Neither Washington, Oregon nor Idaho has the kind of law that the high court deemed unconstitutional. Clinics here rely on other measures aimed at protesters.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:57:57 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48144 at http://nwpr.org Abortion Seekers Still Protected At NW Clinics After Supreme Court Ruling Yakima Labor Dispute Led To Presidential Powers Ruling http://nwpr.org/post/yakima-labor-dispute-led-presidential-powers-ruling <p>A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday stemmed from a labor dispute in Yakima, Wash. The court's ruling narrowed the president's power to make recess appointments when the Senate is not in session.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:08:58 +0000 Tom Banse 48141 at http://nwpr.org Yakima Labor Dispute Led To Presidential Powers Ruling U.S. Supreme Court Could Examine Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://nwpr.org/post/us-supreme-court-could-examine-oregon-gay-marriage-case <p>The issue of whether gay marriage is legal in Oregon may not be settled after all. The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether to issue a stay on a federal judge’s recent ruling that overturned Oregon's same-sex marriage ban. Supporters of gay marriage have until Monday to submit briefs in the case.</p><p> Sat, 31 May 2014 01:19:28 +0000 Chris Lehman 46770 at http://nwpr.org U.S. Supreme Court Could Examine Oregon Gay Marriage Case Justice Stevens: Six Little Ways To Change The Constitution http://nwpr.org/post/justice-stevens-six-little-ways-change-constitution Just a few words can hold a world of meaning. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:28:00 +0000 NPR Staff 44996 at http://nwpr.org Justice Stevens: Six Little Ways To Change The Constitution Seattle Scientist Says Patenting DNA Was Becoming Obsolete http://nwpr.org/post/seattle-scientist-says-patenting-dna-was-becoming-obsolete <p></p><p>The Seattle-area scientist who led the team that first automated the sequencing of DNA says he’s pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:40:38 +0000 Lisa Brooks 29337 at http://nwpr.org Supreme Court Rules Logging Roads Don’t Violate Pollution Law http://nwpr.org/post/supreme-court-rules-logging-roads-don-t-violate-pollution-law <p>The Supreme Court today decided in favor of the timber industry in a case about the regulation of muddy waters that flow off logging roads.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a surprising move, one of the court’s conservative justices dissented, and sided with the environmentalists.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:53:11 +0000 Amelia Templeton 24612 at http://nwpr.org Supreme Court Rules Logging Roads Don’t Violate Pollution Law Supreme Court Lets Limits On River Mining Stand http://nwpr.org/post/supreme-court-lets-limits-river-mining-stand <p>A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday makes it harder for miners to gain access to Northwest rivers. Environmental groups hailed the decision as a major victory.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:53:33 +0000 Chris Lehman 24489 at http://nwpr.org Oregon, Washington File Briefs In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-washington-file-briefs-support-same-sex-marriage <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022813CL_marriagebrief_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – The top state prosecutors in Oregon and Washington have filed briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage. The high court is expected to take up the cases later this month.<p>The first case involves an effort to strike down California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:02:15 +0000 Chris Lehman 23547 at http://nwpr.org Oregon, Washington File Briefs In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Implications Unclear For Supreme Court Gay Marriage Cases http://nwpr.org/post/implications-unclear-supreme-court-gay-marriage-cases <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Supporters of same-sex marriage in the Northwest are at once celebrating and downplaying the latest news from the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court announced Friday that it would review a ban on same-sex marriage in California, as well as a federal law that prohibits gays and lesbians from receiving federal spousal benefits.</p><p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 19506 at http://nwpr.org Implications Unclear For Supreme Court Gay Marriage Cases Wash. Governor Applauds Health Care Ruling http://nwpr.org/post/wash-governor-applauds-health-care-ruling <p>&ldquo;Happy and relieved.&rdquo; Those are the words Washington Governor Chris Gregoire uses to describe the Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision on health care. The Democrat Thursday told a personal story about a health scare in her own family. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 01:48:05 +0000 Austin Jenkins 10837 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Governor Applauds Health Care Ruling