AC360 Monday 8p

There are growing questions about the ferry crew's actions. The latest on the South Korean ferry disaster live on AC360.
November 26th, 2013
09:48 PM ET

Do corporations have freedom of religion?

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a pair of cases contesting the Affordable Care Act's contraception rule. Religious groups are already exempt, but for-profit corporations are not. The companies behind the two cases say they should not have to provide health insurance that covers certain types of birth control that they consider to be a form of abortion. John Berman takes a look at both sides of this issue with legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin and Jay Sekulow, chief counsel at the American Center of Law and Justice.

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October 8th, 2013
01:32 AM ET

Everything you ever wanted to know about Justice Antonin Scalia... and maybe a few things you didn't

Supreme Court Justice Scalia gave a wide-ranging interview to New York Magazine. He says the devil is real, he caught one episode of "Duck Dynasty," he finds the State of the Union address childish. He also doesn't know why anyone would want to be "friended" on the Internet, and he thinks he has some gay friends, but doesn't know for sure. Anderson talked it over with the panel.

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June 27th, 2013
12:27 AM ET

Sullivan: Incredibly long struggle

Jeffrey Toobin, Andrew Sullivan, and president of Freedom to Marry discuss landmark same-sex marriage Supreme Court rulings.
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June 27th, 2013
12:15 AM ET

Chief Justice's cousin stunned, excited about same-sex rulings

(CNN) - California resident Jean Podrasky, first cousin of Chief Justice John Roberts, tells Anderson Cooper that she’s disappointed by the chief justice’s dissent on the DOMA ruling, but is thrilled that his majority opinion in the Proposition 8 case will allow her and her partner, Grace Fasano, to be married.

“I’m so overwhelmed. I’m so excited,” Podrasky said on AC360. “I have told everybody that I was expecting this but it’s still a shock. I’m so excited.”
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June 26th, 2013
06:54 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Chief Justice Roberts' cousin talks about marriage rulings

California resident Jean Podrasky, first cousin of Chief Justice John Roberts, tells Anderson Cooper that she’s disappointed by the chief justice’s dissent on the DOMA ruling, but is thrilled that his majority opinion in the Proposition 8 case will allow her and her partner Grace Fasano to be married.
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AC360 411:  Supreme Court Rulings on DOMA, California’s Prop 8, and Baby Veronica
June 26th, 2013
05:38 PM ET

AC360 411: Supreme Court Rulings on DOMA, California’s Prop 8, and Baby Veronica

Editor’s Note: We’ll have more tonight at 8 and 11 p.m. ET on the Supreme Court’s rulings. Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin will join Anderson, as will columnist Andrew Sullivan and Jean Podrasky, Chief Justice John Roberts' gay cousin will react to today's rulings along with her partner.

Today, voting 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out part of the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that denied hundreds of federal benefits to same-sex couples. The high court said legally married same-sex couples must receive the same benefits provided to heterosexual couples. The act had defined marriage as only between a man and a woman, but the court said the law violated the rights of same-sex couples by demoting their marriages to second-class status when compared to their heterosexual peers.

In another landmark case, the justices, in a 5 to 4 decision, also handed a victory to same-sex proponents when it cleared the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry in California, dismissing an appeal to the state's voter-approved Proposition 8 that banned such marriages.

The Supreme Court sided on Tuesday with adoptive parents in a divisive custody fight over a Native American child after the biological father asserted his parental rights. The justices, by a 5-4 margin, said the adoption by a white couple was proper and did not intrude on the federal rights of the father, a registered member of the Cherokee tribe, over where his daughter, Veronica, 3, would live. The court said the father could not rely on the Indian Child Welfare Act for relief because he never had legal or physical custody at the time of adoption proceedings, which were initiated by the birth mother without his knowledge.

These decisions were made by the highest court in the nation.

Here’s the AC360 411 on the U.S. Supreme Court: FULL POST

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June 26th, 2013
01:29 AM ET

Adoptive couple: It was huge for us

Matt and Melanie Capobianco spoke exclusively on AC360 about their reaction to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Baby Veronica's adoption. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 the adoption was proper and did not intrude on the federal rights of the father, a registered member of the Cherokee tribe.
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June 26th, 2013
12:36 AM ET

Baby Veronica's story

Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl ruled 5-4 in favor of Veronica's adoptive parents. Randi Kaye details the story behind the divisive case.
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March 28th, 2013
12:10 AM ET

Children and same-sex marriage

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky on the science cited during Supreme Court arguments. How do kids really fare?

March 28th, 2013
12:07 AM ET

Battle over Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court heard arguments on the DOMA today. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin describes the scene inside the courtroom.

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