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A Richland, Washington, flower shop owner who was on the losing end of a same-sex wedding discrimination case now wants to piggyback on an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court argument.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., held the Senate floor overnight with a 15-and-a-half-hour speech opposing the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Oregon lawmaker yielded the Senate floor at 7:13 a.m. Pacific time Wednesday after giving what his staff said was one of the 10 longest speeches in Senate history.

“We can rise above the situation in which we have put ourselves, the situation in which one team for the first time in U.S. history has stolen a Supreme Court seat," a visibly tired Merkley said shortly before ending his speech.

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Washington State’s Attorney General believes the challenge to President Trump’s second executive order would survive a Supreme Court challenge.

Senator Merkley Vows To Filibuster SCOTUS Nominee

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Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley says he’ll filibuster President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee — no matter who it is. Merkley says that the Senate abrogated its responsibility last year by not considering President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland. 

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Washington state abortion rights groups are praising the U.S. Supreme Court's latest abortion ruling.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry in every state.

Barry Massey was the youngest person sentenced to life in prison without parole in the United States. Now he will go free.