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Opponents Say Supreme Court Ruling Will Hurt Southcoast

The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which essentially legalized gay marriage in all 50 states, was viewed by opponents it as a setback for traditional families. 

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Gay Marriage

Supporters Say Supreme Court Decision Is Good For Southcoast Community

The Supreme Court's ruling on Friday in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges essentially made gay marriage legal in all 50 states.

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Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

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One Person One Vote

The Supreme Court agreed this week to hear a case on who should be counted in determining election districts, which are created based on the "one person, one vote" principle. If the court sides with the plaintiffs in the case, two Texas voters, it could shift political power away from cities towards more rural areas, which would benefit Republicans

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Al-Qaeda Commander Could Escape Prosecution

24/7 News Source - The lawyer for a prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay wants his client classified as a "soldier" under international war rules.

The change could allow the suspected terrorist to escape prosecution. The U.S. State

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Parole Board Agrees To Release Man Convicted At 17

The Massachusetts Parole Board has agreed to release a 36-year-old man who was sentenced to life in prison as a teenager for a 1996 stabbing death in New Bedford.

The board released a unanimous decision Wednesday saying Anthony Rolon can be freed after spending one year in a minimum-security prison

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Senate Votes On Parole for Juveniles Serving Life Sentences

State senators on Tuesday approved a bill that would make juveniles convicted of first-degree murder eligible for parole after serving between 20 and 30 years in prison.

Amendments that would have raised the minimum threshold for parole to 35 years or to 25 years were defeated, the latter by a single vote

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Mass. Officials Will Seek New Buffer Zone Rules

Massachusetts officials who support protest-free zones around abortion clinics say they will try to craft new rules in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

The justices unanimously ruled Thursday that the state's 35-foot buffer zone violated the First Amendment rights of protesters

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Lawmakers Weigh Parole For Young Murder Convicts

Relatives of murder victims are among those asking a legislative committee to approve a bill that would require juveniles convicted of first-degree murder to serve at least 35 years before they can be eligible for parole

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Casino Law Hinges On Massachusetts High Court

The fate of casino gambling in Massachusetts may hinge on a case before the state's highest court.

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