US SUPREME COURT
The Supreme Court plunged into the contentious issue of gay marriage Friday when it agreed to take up California’s ban on same-sex unions and a separate dispute about federal benefits for legally married gay couples.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a key provision in the federal health care law.
The federal corruption case against former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and three associates will go forward after a federal judge refused to dismiss any of the charges.
Justice Antonin Scalia is unhurt after he tripped outside a restaurant in Providence, R.I.