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Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.
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Judges rip Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban Wisconsin, Indiana challenges being heard in Chicago.
During oral arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of Indiana's and Wisconsin's bans on same-sex marriage, Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner demanded that attorneys distinguish their states' laws from a "savage history" of discrimination "based on hate," akin to racial segregation, which hurts children.
A federal judge has shot down former First Baptist Church of Hammond Pastor Jack Schaap's motion to cut his 12-year prison sentence.
Life is full of unexpected ups and downs. Sometimes our greatest joys are followed by our deepest sorrows, and through the good times and the bad we turn to our loved ones to guide and comfort us.
In its recent decision in Fox v. Am. Alternative Ins. Corp ., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12799 , the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, applying Illinois law, had occasion to consider whether following a breach of certain duties owed to its insureds, an excess insurer can be liable for payment of punitive damages awarded against its ... (more)
The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago, where nearly 200 people lined up hoping to hear arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is a very conservative court.
Supporters of gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana attend a rally at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago.
State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages.
The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling.
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SEX MARRIAGE HITS THE HIGHWAY. CHALLENGING THE BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE ORDER TO BUS TO CHICAGO.
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Indiana are in Chicago to prepare for a showdown Tuesday in a federal appeals court.
The fate of Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage hits a critical point Tuesday in Chicago.
"It's been incredible the amount of support and love and concern that people have about wanting to see our family, my family, have the same rights as every other Hoosier family," plaintiff in the federal case Henry Greene said.
It's rare that a party to a contract can breach it but not be liable for a remedy.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 02:43 am
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