El Salvador Court Hears Arguments in Abortion Case
El Salvador's Supreme Court is hearing opening arguments in the case of a woman suffering from kidney problems and lupus who has not been allowed to terminate a pregnancy in which the fetus has almost no chance of surviving.
Supreme Court Rules For Monsanto In Patent Case
Pigskin-Referee writes in with news of the Supreme Court's decision in a dispute between Monsanto and an Indiana farmer over patented seeds. "The Supreme Court has sustained Monsanto Co.'s claim that an Indiana farmer violated the company's patents on soybean seeds that are resistant to its weed-killer. The justices, in a unanimous vote Monday, rejected the farmer's argument that cheap soybeans he bought from a grain elevator are not covered by the Monsanto patents, even though most of them also were genetically modified to resist the company's Roundup herbicide. Justice Elena Kagan says a farmer who buys patented seeds must have the patent holder's permission. More than 90 percent of American soybean farms use Monsanto's 'Roundup Ready' seeds, which first came on the market in 1996."
Woman Loses Appeal for Assisted Death in Ireland
The Supreme Court rejected the argument that the decriminalization of suicide in Irish law necessarily conferred a right to die.
Analysis: Supreme Court energizes gay rights even as it resists
WASHINGTON - After two days of Supreme Court arguments over same-sex marriage, the United States may be left with this irony: While the high court is not likely to alter the constitutional landscape for gays, the justices nevertheless have provided a rallying point for the gay-rights cause.
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SCOTUS Update: It Doesn't Look Good for DOMA
Analysts assessing today's oral arguments at the US Supreme Court tend to agree that the seventeen-year-old law barring recognition of legally married same-sex couples, called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is in deep trouble.