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The Washington Post
In today's decision in United States v. Cannon , US Court of Appeals for the the Fifth Circuit upheld a federal statute banning racially motivated violent crimes as a permissible exercise of congressional power under the Thirteenth Amendment, which bans slavery and "involuntary servitude," and gives Congress the authority to enact "appropriate" ... (more)
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14 hrs ago
Conviction of former Tulsa police officer upheld
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Tulsa police officer who was found guilty of perjury and civil rights violations in a corruption scandal that shook the Tulsa Police Department.
Wed Apr 23, 2014
Sorry, this is not - Jim Crow' a " Mero Moment, 4/22/14
During the recent oral arguments before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the marriage laws of Utah and Oklahoma, Judge Jerome Holmes, an African-American, entertained the plaintiffs' comparison between prohibitions against marriages based on race and prohibitions based on same-sex relationships.
The Huffington Post
Something Old, Something New: Talking About Marriage
Today's oral arguments in the Oregon federal marriage case are the latest in a landmark series of cases that are poised to expand the number of Americans who, after decades of dedicated struggle, may soon be free to marry.
Attorney Means "Attorney" - Lessons for Subrogation ...
In 2010, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 was amended to provide new limitations on the discovery allowed for testifying experts in federal court cases.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Jenny Gitlitz: Procreative potential run amok
On a recent morning while drinking coffee and reading the Eagle, I learned that the attorney representing the plaintiff in the Oklahoma gay marriage case now before the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said that one "rational" reason that gays should not be allowed to marry is that they lack the "natural procreative potential of ... (more)
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Lawyer Who Defended Prop 8 At Supreme Court Has Change Of Heart
For decades, Cooper has been the lawyer on the other side of legal battles over marriage bans.
Utah same-sex marriage case could be thrown out on a technicality...
There's a small concern lurking beneath the surface in Utah's same-sex marriage case, a quiet question that some experts say could derail the state's push to permanently ban gay and lesbian unions.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Seattle Gay News
Utah asks court to block adoptions by same-sex couples
In petitions filed April 7 and April 9, the state's attorneys allege that Third District Judge Elizabeth A. Hruby-Mills 'abused [her] discretion' by approving an adoption for one Lesbian couple and ordering the agency to issue a new birth certificate for their child.
Coalition of Colorado faith leaders steps up to support same-sex marriage equality
The day before oral arguments began Thursday in an Oklahoma same-sex marriage lawsuit, a coalition of 215 faith leaders - including representatives from Colorado Springs - spoke up in support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.
Daily Speed Read: News You Should Know April 17, 2014
TENTH CIRCUIT HEARS SECOND CASE: The same three-judge panel that heard the lawsuit challenging Utah's ban on recognition of same-sex marriages today hears a lawsuit challenging Oklahoma's.
Daily Speed Read: News You Should Know April 18, 2014
LAMBDA SUES FOR FAILURE TO TREAT: Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit in federal court in Urbana, Illinois, yesterday against a medical doctor who refused to treat a patient because she is transgender.
Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case
A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Gay marriage has second appellate court hearing
Gay marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license square off in a Denver courtroom.
ASA Amicus Brief Supports Suit to Overturn Virginia's Gay Marriage Ban
WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2014 - The American Sociological Association filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today supporting the fight to overturn Virginia's gay marriage ban and continuing its now 14-month effort to highlight the overwhelming body of social science research that confirms "children fare just ... (more)
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court
Toby Jenkins holds an "It's Time" sign as Oklahomans for Equality gathered at Tulsa International Airport with their signs for a send off celebration in support for the plaintiffs in the Oklahoma Marriage Equality lawsuit as they head to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver Wednesday April 16, 2014.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Colorado's gay marriage ban could hinge on appeals court ruling
Euell Santistevan of Denver holds a rainbow flag during a protest outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Denver on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Daily Speed Read: News You Should Know April 11, 2014
UTAH ARGUMENTS: The three judges of the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals hearing a case challenging Utah's ban on same-sex couples marrying asked about comparisons between the current conflict and those in such historic cases as Dred Scott, Loving, and Windsor.
Round 2: Court takes up Oklahoma gay-marriage case
Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban, and the clerk who refused to grant them a license, are headed to a federal appeals court with a rare opportunity.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Court upholds 260-year sentence for Kansas man
A federal appeals court has upheld the 260-year prison sentence of a convicted child sexual predator who used a 9-year-old Kansas girl to produce pornography.