Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California's proposition banning gay marriage in 2010. The Supreme Court kept that ruling intact on Wednesday. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Judge Who Struck Down Proposition 8 Knew Case Would Go Far

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Supreme Court Expands Gay Rights In 2 Major Rulings

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Supreme Court Extends Gay-Marriage Rights With Two Rulings

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Supreme Court Frees 9 States From Voting Laws Oversight

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Supreme Court: Congress Has To Fix Broken Voting Rights Act

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Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case To Lower Court

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Justices Seek 'Strict Scrutiny' In Affirmative Action Case

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Suspense Builds For Verdicts On Most-Watched High Court Cases

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Supreme Court: Provision In AIDS Law Violates Free Speech

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Why The FISA Court Is Not What It Used To Be

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voting Law

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Supreme Court: Human Genes May Not Be Patented

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A technician loads patient samples into a machine for testing at Myriad Genetics in Salt Lake City in 2002. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Myriad cannot patent the BRCA genes, which are tested to check a woman's risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Douglas C. Pizac/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Gene Ruling Splits Hairs Over What's 'Natural'

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Former Mass. Chief Justice On Life, Liberty And Gay Marriage

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