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Photo courtesy of Win McNamee / Getty Images By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro / Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a …

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Story by Mark Sherman // Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79. The U.S. …

Constitution Day, September 17, is the anniversary of the day in 1787 when the United States Constitution was signed. Though the Bill of Rights was not ratified until 1791, Sidelines will be breaking down one of the first ten amendments each day between now and September 17. The Amendment: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive …

Two Tennessee lawmakers say they are working on a bill designed to protect clergy and houses of worship that refuse to perform or host same-sex marriages. The announcement comes in response to the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. In a news release, State Rep. Bryan Terry says …

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic ruling resultant of decades of litigation over gay rights. Prior to the ruling, gay and lesbian couples could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, …