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Two Landmark Rulings By Nation’s Highest Court Bolster Gay Marriage

June 26, 2013, 2:52 PM
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Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, right, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington Wednesday. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

Gay marriage advocates gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court cheered this morning, as the court issued a pair of landmark rulings on same-sex marriage.

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Supreme Court Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

June 13, 2013, 2:39 PM
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The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that human genes isolated from the body cannot be patented. The ruling is a victory for scientists and doctors who argue that patents interfere with research and medical care. Its impact on the biotechnology industry could be profound.

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Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Health Care Act

June 28, 2012, 3:06 PM
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Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the basic provisions of the federal health care overhaul law, handing President Obama a huge victory. What does this mean for health care consumers in Massachusetts, and how does this decision affect the election this fall?

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Supreme Court Decision Calls Into Question Scores Of Juvenile Cases in Mass.

June 26, 2012, 3:04 PM
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A Supreme Court ruling Monday held that a 2015 criminal law case decision would be applied retroactively. (AP)

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on juvenile life sentences calls into question some 60 convictions in Massachusetts. We’ll talk about which cases might be open to challenge.


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