Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Good morning, folks. Carrie Underwood had a baby. Now, your morning constitutional:

The Alabama Supreme Court ordered a halt to same-sex marriages on Tuesday, weeks later after the U.S. District Court ruled the ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

The solicitor general is again at the Supreme Court today to defend the Affordable Care Act, this time to argue dumb semantics.

Republican leadership in the House finally relented and allowed a vote, that passed with Democratic support, on a clean bill funding the Department of Homeland Security.

Mexico says that it has arrested Omar Trevino Morales, the leader of the Zetas drug cartel.

Former CIA Director General David Petraeus agreed to plea guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material for giving classified information to his mistress Paula Broadwell.

Dozens of miners were trapped underground in eastern Ukraine Wednesday and are feared to be dead after an explosion in rebel-held Donetsk.

Three days into the Iraqi offensive on Islamic State militant-held Tikrit, the Iraqi forces advance has been hindered by mines and suicide bombers.

In case you missed the prime minister’s big campaign speech yesterday, there’s an election coming up in Israel. Here are some coalition possibilities.

Edward Snowden would like to come back to the U.S. if he is promised a fair trial, his lawyer says.

According to payroll processor ADP, the U.S. added 212.000 new jobs in February.

Perfectly spherical chicken egg sells for £480 ($736) on eBay.

Cat island.

Finally, man throws brick at Mercedes, Mercedes throws it back.

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