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Friday Aug 29 | Q-Notes

U.S./World: Supreme Court halts Virginia marriages

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts granted a motion to stay a Fourth Circuit decision on Virginia's anti-LGBT constitutional amendment on Aug. 18. The stay puts a hold on same-sex marriages in the commonwealth, which could have begun the next day absent Roberts' decision.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

The Lasting Impact of the Roberts Court and the Changing Interpretations of the Constitution

From Citizens United to its rulings on the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life.

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Related Topix: US News

RedState

The Atlantic's Factually Challenged Attack on the Supreme Court

Garrett Epps, writing yesterday in The Atlantic , unleashed a nakedly partisan and brazenly inaccurate attack on the Supreme Court that is transparently designed to sway the way the Justices decide the Halbig case.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Aug 26, 2014

DUIblog

Can Police Legally Take a Blood Sample From a Driver Without His Consent?

Last year, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Missouri vs. McNeely , a DUI case that involved the right of police officers to forcefully take a blood sample from a driver without his consent or a search warrant.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Alabama Live

Birmingham attorney Donald Watkins tells U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice that federal judge Mark Fuller should be removed from bench

Birmingham attorney Donald Watkins has been on a campaign in the past few weeks to see federal judge Mark Fuller removed from the bench in the wake of the judge's arrest on a domestic violence charge in Georgia earlier this month.

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Related Topix: US News, Birmingham, AL, US Supreme Court

Fri Aug 22, 2014

ThinkProgress

Justice Ginsburg: America Has A 'Real Racial Problem'

The Supreme Court was "once a leader in the world" in combating racial discrimination, according to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Gay/Lesbian, Liberal Political News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Supreme Court puts Va. same-sex marriages on hold

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stopped Virginia officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, putting on hold a lower court ruling that said the unions could start on Thursday.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Politics

ThinkProgress

Supreme Court Delays Marriage Equality's Arrival In Virginia

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Virginia will not have to begin issuing licenses to same-sex couples this week, staying a decision by the Fourth Circuit from earlier this summer.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Liberal Political News

WMAL-AM Washington

Local Courts Prepare For Virginia Same-Sex Marriages To Begin As Soon As Thursday

Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.

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Related Topix: Virginia, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court, Wedding

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

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As the clock is ticking, preparation is underway, just in case Chief Justice John Roberts gives the "okay."

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Related Topix: Wedding, Virginia

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Reuters

Advocates urge U.S. top court not to block gay marriage in Virginia

Gay marriage supporters on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to block a court ruling that would allow same-sex couples to wed in Virginia.

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Related Topix: US News, Gay/Lesbian, Virginia, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

WRIC-TV Richmond

List of Clergy Ready to Perform Legal Gay Marriage in VA Released

Clergy Across Virginia Ready to Perform Legal Marriages The People of Faith for Equality in Virginia released a list of 66 clergy ready to officiate and marry same-sex couples on the day the ruling becomes final and gay marriage in Virginia is legal.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Will same-sex marriages begin in Virginia this week? | With Video

Supreme Court's chief justice asks for responses to a request to delay a federal court's ruling allowing same-sex marriage Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

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Related Topix: US News, Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Examiner.com

The political black list, part 2

On Wednesday a list was published containing the names of blacklisted persons and corporations whose hidden agenda is the destruction of the United States as a free nation that protects the liberties of its citizens.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Supreme Court

Towleroad

Supreme Court to Decide Stay Request for Fourth Circuit's Virginia Gay Marriage Ruling

Chief Justice John Roberts, who's responsible for stay requests for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, has agreed to allow the Supreme Court to decide whether or not a stay is justified in the Virginia gay marriage case.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Washington Post

Supreme Court asked to put on hold ruling that would allow gay marriage in Virginia

Defenders of Virginia's laws prohibiting same-sex marriage asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to put on hold a lower court's ruling that would allow gay marriages to begin in the commonwealth next week.

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Related Topix: US News, Gay/Lesbian, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Liberal Political News

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Daily Kos

Can we impeach the "justices" of the supreme court who voted in favor of unlimited campaign contribu

The Supreme Court "justices" appointed by Republican administrations who voted in favor of unlimited campaign contributions have ruled that vast amounts of money contributed to political campaigns by corporations or wealthy persons are "political speech" and are therefore protected under the First Amendment.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

Fredericksburg.com

Court denies gay marriage delay A federal appeals court has denied a...

A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's gay marriage ban, which means that same-sex couples could begin marrying in the state as early as next week.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

ABA Journal

Is the public more accepting of unanimous SCOTUS opinions? Not necessarily, study suggests

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said during his confirmation hearings that he had an obligation to try to achieve consensus, a vow that may be having an effect.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Opinion

The Hill

Judges are not 'neutral umpires'

There is a story told in Washington circles about the first term of the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: US News, Clarence Thomas

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