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6 hrs ago | World Magazine

Appeals court judges take sides in marriage cases

Last week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments on marriage cases from Indiana and Wisconsin.


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9 hrs ago | Switched

More Fireworks Anticipated at Upcoming Marriage Argument

Last week, judges at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals put on a spectacular show when they eviscerated the arguments of anti-gay attorneys from Wisconsin and Indiana.


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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Daily Kos


Whoever made that secret recording of Republican leaders and candidates sucking up to the Koch brothers at their annual luxury retreat for the 0.01 percenters 162 year-old Mills College in Oakland, CA, the first single-sex institute of higher education to admit transgender students.


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JD Supra

Court Denies Remand Holding CAFA's Amount In Controversy Requirement Was Met

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied plaintiff's renewed motion to remand, holding that defendants had demonstrated that it was plausible that CAFA's amount in controversy requirement had been exceeded and plaintiff had failed to make an irrevocable commitment to obtain less than $5,000,000 in damages.


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Seventh Circuit Limits "Worthless Services" Theory under False Claims Act

On August 20, 2014, the Seventh Circuit struck another blow against relators' and the federal government's increasingly aggressive False Claims Act theories of liability.


Related Topix: US News, Medicine, Nursing, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Medicaid, Health

The News-Gazette

Expectations off target

Tim Murray, Certified NRA and Illinois State Police Conceal Carry instructor, and co-owner of High Caliber Training Center & Indoor Range in Urbana, stands on the firing line at the indoor range at the facility in Urbana on Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013.


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Arkansas Times

Central Arkanas Pride Parade for equality set Oct. 5

Stick it on your calendar and plan to join us at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 for the 2nd Central Arkansas Pride Parade and festival.


Related Topix: Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, US News, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Thu Aug 28, 2014

JD Supra

7th Cir. Confirms Protections for Sealing Parties' Confidential Documents

A common concern for business litigants is protecting legitimately confidential matter contained in documents produced during discovery from dissemination to non-parties.


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WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Federal court orders release of more John Doe documents

The federal appeals court in Chicago has approved the public release of more documents connected with the John Doe probe into the state's recall elections.


Related Topix: US News, Scott Walker, US Governors

The Washington Post

The Posner treatment

At Tuesday's oral argument before the Seventh Circuit, Judge Richard Posner shredded two states' defenses of their laws excluding gay couples from marriage.


Related Topix: US News, Gay/Lesbian, World News

CBS Local

Pence Hopeful Court Will Uphold Indiana's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he remains hopeful that the Hoosier State's ban on same-sex marriages will remain intact, despite blistering questions by the three-judge panel from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.


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Daily Kos

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Deficit hawks, wrong again

You're looking at the biggest story involving the federal budget and a crucial one for the future of the American economy.


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicaid, Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Wisconsin Dems Launched Investigation of Conservatives

Conservative targets of a Democrat-launched John Doe investigation have described the secret probe as a witch hunt.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Scott Walker, US Governors

Daily Kos

Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa!"

It's "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays" on The After Show. We were going to call it "Germanic Mercury" but you know what they say, if you have to explain a joke, yada yada ya.


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Indiana Law Blog

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit Judge David Hamilton is based in Bloomington, at IU Maurer Law

The Court of Appeals ranks only below the Supreme Court as the highest court in the U.S. judiciary, and Hamilton's suite in the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University is the only federal appeals court office in the country located on a college campus.


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CBS News

Judges chide Indiana and Wisconsin on same-sex marriage bans

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.


Related Topix: Indiana, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court

Door Reminder

Judges rip Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban

Judges rip Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban Wisconsin, Indiana challenges being heard in Chicago.


Related Topix: US News, Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, Ohio

Crowds line up to hear federal gay marriage appeal

Attorneys general in both states are trying to reinstate bans that were ruled unconstitutional in June.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Indiana, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Posner Lets it All Hang Out at 7th Circuit Hearing on Gay Marriage

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.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural


Judge rejects Schaap bid for sentencing adjustment in sex case

A federal judge has shot down former First Baptist Church of Hammond Pastor Jack Schaap's motion to cut his 12-year prison sentence.


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