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The Heritage Foundation
EEOC Loses Again on Background Checks
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's crusade to bring "disparate impact" claims against employers conducting criminal and credit background checks on prospective employees took another huge hit recently after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected the EEOC's appeal of the dismissal of its claim in EEOC v.
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Letter: 2004 vote to block same-sex marriages in Michigan should stand
Two women stand with signs that state they want equal rights during a pro-gay marriage rally by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 outside of the Genesee County Courthouse in Flint.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals affirms conviction of a Cookeville man
A Cookeville man had his case heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit earlier this week and the ruling of the lower court was affirmed.
News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT
Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked into his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell .
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Seattle Gay News
Judge stays ruling on Ohio marriages
In an April 16 order, Black said Ohio must recognize only the marriages of the four couples who are plaintiffs in the lawsuit Henry v.
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.
Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide
The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq has won a bid to reinstate a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.
No Refunds: Supreme Court Settles Circuit Split over Severance Payment Taxation
In its ruling on United States v. Quality Stores, Inc . , No. 12-1408 , the United States Supreme Court put to rest a decade-old battle over whether severance payments made to employees are taxable as wages under the Federal Insurance Contributions Acts , which is a payroll tax used to fund Social Security and parts of Medicare.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Ballot Access News
Ohio Libertarian Party Ballot Access Case to be Argued in Sixth Circuit on Tuesday, April 22
The Sixth Circuit will hear Libertarian Party of Ohio v Husted, 14-3230, on Tuesday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m., in Cincinnati.
The EEOC Loses Background Check Battle In The 6th Circuit
The Sixth Circuit issued a much anticipated ruling on April 9, 2014 related to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's systemic targeting of employer background check policies.
Thursday Speed Read: North Carolina, Nate Silver, Rosemary Lehmberg, Brunei, Ohio, Oklahoma
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.
Killer wants a new trial
Attorneys for death row inmate Danny Lee Hill want a federal appellate court to appoint new counsel to retry his murder case because they purportedly found new evidence - a dental expert to challenge that Hill was the attacker who left bite marks on his young victim.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Daily Speed Read: News You Should Know April 15, 2014
TAX DAY PROTEST: Equality South Carolina is staging a tax day protest in Columbia, the state capital, today to show support for same-sex couples in South Carolina who have married in other states but must lie on their state tax returns and claim to be single.
Ultimate LGBT Wedding Expo A Smashing Success
It was a nice day for a white wedding at the fourth annual Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo.
Federal District Court Judge Grants Partial Stay in Ohio ME Case
US District Court Judge Timothy S. Black ruled on Monday that Ohio must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who married out of state.
Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling
Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal.
Judge orders jail to deliver mail to inmates after complaint from ACLU
A U.S. District Court judge ordered the Livingston County Jail to deliver American Civil Liberties Union letters sent to inmates in February.
Federal appeals court says excessive force lawsuit against Genesee County sheriff's deputies can move forward
A federal appeals court has refused to overturn a lower court's ruling that allows an excessive force lawsuit against four Genesee County Sheriff's deputies to move forward.
Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies
Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during a campaign.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
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Gay Couples Sue To Force Michigan To Recognize Their Marriages
The Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to force Michigan to recognize the marriages of more than 300 gay and lesbian couples who exchanged vows during the 24-hour window when such unions were legal in the state.