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Supreme Court strikes down key section of Defense of Marriage Act

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videoThe Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. Full story...
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NC senator: Voter ID bill moving ahead with ruling

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A key leader in the North Carolina General Assembly says voter identification legislation will pick up steam again because the US Supreme Court has struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. Full story...
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SCOTUS: Lawyers can't use driver records for solicitations

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The Supreme Court says lawyers may not obtain personal information from state driver license records to recruit clients for lawsuits. Full story...
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Supreme Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

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A divided Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases. Full story...
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Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court spark debate in Wilmington

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video Should gay couples be allowed to marry and and be afforded the same benefits as a man and a woman? Some of our country's brightest legal minds are left to answer that question as the battle hit the United States Supreme Court this afternoon. Full story...
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NC rallies put local face on gay marriage push

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North Carolina advocates in favor of gay marriage are putting a local face on the issue as the U.S. Supreme Court decides the law of the land. Full story...
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Convicted murderer to get new sentencing hearing

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videoA Wilmington woman sentenced to life without parole for the 2006 ambush killing of a 26-year-old man will appear in New Hanover County Superior Court Friday morning for a new sentencing hearing. Full story...
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Successful Roe v. Wade attorney speaks at UNCW

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video It was a case that made history in our nation, Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court's decision legalized abortion 40 years ago and remains the law of the land. The powerhouse attorney who won that case spoke at UNCW Tuesday. Full story...
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NC high court decision on sweepstakes takes effect

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video A North Carolina Supreme Court decision upholding a ban on video sweepstakes machines is going into effect. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court says no to sweepstakes halls

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video North Carolina's video sweepstakes halls could be closed soon after the state's highest court refused a request from industry officials to delay those closings while they appeal to the US Supreme Court. Full story...
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NC House to take up law for minors who murder

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The North Carolina House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to get the state into compliance with a recent US Supreme Court decision regarding sentencing for minors convicted of murder. Full story...
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Young adults react to health care law tax

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video One of the more popular parts of President Obama's health care law upheld by the Supreme Court Thursday is the measure allowing adults up until the age of 25 coverage under their parents plan. However, once they turn 26, young adults will be forced to buy their own insurance or be hit with a potentially big new tax. Full story...
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State leaders react to Supreme Court health care law decision

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President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his health care overhaul is a "victory for people all over the country" and will make their lives more secure. Meanwhile leaders across North Carolina are responding to the US Supreme Court's ruling upholding health care reform legislation. Full story...
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Wilmington veteran disappointed, not surprised Stolen Valor Act struck down

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video Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act in 2006 to protect the reputation and meaning of military honors. The Supreme Court, though, said the First Amendment defends a person's right to lie, even if they are lying about awards won through military service. Full story...
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Local Republicans, Democrats have different view of health care ruling

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video The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of health care reform law has triggered plenty of opinions here in Wilmington. Democrats view it as a victory, while Republicans don't quite see it that way. Full story...
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