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Hiding in the closet: Gay marriage in Tennessee
Hiding in the closet: Gay marriage in Tennessee

As of this writing, "gay marriage" is being argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, in Washington, D.C., with many Tennesseans in attendance. Current Tennessee law upholds a marriage consisting of one woman and one man. However, Tennessee law does not recognize same-sex marriage.

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Mosque suit ends
Mosque suit ends

Four years and some $350,000 later, the argument over the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro appears to be over – at least the fight over public notice.

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Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied
Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied
BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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Mosque opponents turn to Tenn. Supreme Court
Mosque opponents turn to Tenn. Supreme Court

Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case

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BURRISS: Snowden not first to spring leak

Despite all of the publicity surrounding the actions of former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, this will not be the last instance of government employees leaking secret information.

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LOGUE: Police can now use ESP in interrogations
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police may assume a talent for clairvoyance that they do not possess.
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Carr fires back at Washington
Legislator takes stand against gun control
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Affirmative action remains one hot potato
Affirmative action remains one hot potato
If an issue at hand has anything to do with a political campaign, the vast majority of candidates are prone to say whatever best serves their personal agenda.
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Haslam appoints special Supreme Court
Unique panel made up of highly qualified and diverse appointees
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BURRISS: Better to be right than first
If you’re looking for a lesson in how not to do journalism, last week’s reporting about the U.S. Supreme Court decision on health care provides a number of lessons.
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INSIDE THE ISSUES: Silence is golden to donors
Here’s a slightly existential question for Independence Day week.
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MEDIA MATTERS: Indecency rules will be tough to determine
So, after the latest U.S. Supreme Court ruling about indecency, broadcast stations can do anything they want, right?
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GOP renews call for health care law repeal
GOP renews call for health care law repeal
Republican members of Congress reacted with renewed determination in repealing the health care law Thursday in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling.
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Planned Parenthood: Sex education bill could harm progress
Forty-seven years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the use of contraceptives by married couples in all 50 states.
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Tennessee bills die by veto, summer study committee
Tennessee bills die by veto, summer study committee
Although Sen. Mike Faulk’s two bills regarding guns made it to the Senate Rules Committee, neither made it to the floor for a vote.
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INSIDE THE ISSUES: Efforts continue to block sexual predators
Louisiana is taking a second stab at trying to keep registered sex offenders off social media websites.
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INSIDE THE ISSUES: Activist court hated by both parties
INSIDE THE ISSUES: Activist court hated by both parties
We all know that the president and U.S. Congress have low ratings in public opinion polls from time to time.
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Lack of exposure means biased news coverage
The recent Supreme Court arguments regarding the health care lawsuits have sparked numerous calls for a more open court, specifically real-time, or at a minimum, delayed video coverage.
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Tennessee family watches as Supreme Court tackles health care
The U.S. Supreme Court began hearings Monday about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
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BURRISS: Free speechdom does cover lies, even about military honors
BURRISS: Free speechdom does cover lies, even about military honors
One of the continuing questions about free speech asks, “Are lies a protected form of communication?”
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Friday is special in media history
Friday is special in media history
This Friday marks an unusual coincidence in anniversaries and significant dates in the media.
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Ketron joins state Senate leaders to oppose Obamacare
Ketron joins state Senate leaders to oppose Obamacare
The individual mandate, which is the centerpiece of the new law, is the requirement that almost all people in the United States buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS for failing to do so.
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First female Supreme Court justice to speak at MTSU
First female Supreme Court justice to speak at MTSU
O’Connor lecture slated for next month
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BURRISS: New Supreme Court term has important implications
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Haslam signs E-Verify into law
Rutherford County’s legislative delegation was pleased Wednesday after Gov. Bill Haslam signed one part of a comprehensive immigration reform plan into law.
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Carr reacts to Supreme Court E-Verify decision
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Goad arrested without injury
A Murfreesboro attorney was arrested without injury just before 5 a.m. Monday after an all-night stand-off, a police spokesman said.
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Bredesen appoints Koch to Tennessee Supreme Court
Bredesen appoints Koch to Tennessee Supreme Court
Nashville - Gov. Phil Bredesen today appointed William C. Koch Jr. to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
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