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47 min ago |

Chism seeks trial as juvenile in murder of Danvers teacher

Lawyers for Philip D. Chism contend that his constitutional rights will be violated if he is tried as an adult for the rape and murder of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer inside the school in October.


Related Topix: Danvers, MA, US News, Family, Teenagers

4 hrs ago |

Massachusetts governor signs abortion clinic bill

Police now have increased authority to break up crowds gathering around Massachusetts abortion clinic entrances under a bill the governor signed on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, US News

9 hrs ago | WWL-TV New Orleans

Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Rick Perry, US Governors

13 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Maggie Gyllenhaal glows as 'The Honorable Woman'

This image released by SundanceTV shows, from left, Eve Best, Tobias Menzies, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Genevieve O'Reilly in a scene from "The Honorable Woman," an eight-hour miniseries premiering Thursday at 10 p.m. The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and ... (more)


Related Topix: Tobias Menzies, California, US News

17 hrs ago | Post and Courier

SC Equality calls on Attorney General Alan Wilson to drop defense of gay marriage ban

A South Carolina civil rights advocacy group is calling on Attorney General Alan Wilson to drop his defense of the state's gay marriage ban, calling the prosecutor's stance a waste of taxpayer dollars given a federal court's decision on the matter.


Related Topix: South Carolina, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he didn't commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Colorado, Boulder County, CO, US News

The Star Online

Pastors react to appeals court ruling that would affect N.C.'s Amendment One

Sarah Mellon with her kids Echo, 2, and Aloe, 4, enjoy a picnic with friends Tony Brown and April Ayers at #ShelbyLoves, an event for gay/LGBTQ pride held at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Shelby in June.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, North Carolina, Cleveland County, NC

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-1 ruling in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at the clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.


Related Topix: Abortion, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Women's Health, Health

WNFL-AM Green Bay

Wisconsin prosecutors helping NC win case regardin...

Wisconsin is helping North Carolina police try to win a U.S. Supreme Court case that challenges the rights of officers to search vehicles they stop for burned out tail lights.


Related Topix: US News


Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, plaintiff in the Bostic v. Rainey case, Tony London, waves to the crowd as he and his partner, Tim Bostic, right, leave Federal Court after a hearing on Virginia's ban on gay marriage in Norfolk, Va.


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

WALB-TV Albany

Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war

A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New... A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Israel, Middle East, US News, Palestinian Territories

Business Journal

Hickey: 'court rulings have no impact on New Mexicans'

July 25, 2014: Dr. Martin Hickey discusses the implications of the latest court rulings on ACA coverage subsidies (Dennis Domrzalski Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections and New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange board member, told Albuquerque Business First on Friday that New Mexicans won't lose their federal health insurance ... (more)


Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, US News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KTVK Phoenix

Two GOP candidates trade barbs in Arizona AG debate

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Brnovich says incumbent AG Tom Horne "has been distracted by his legal problems" and has been under a "cloud of scandal after scandal."


Related Topix: US News

JD Journal

Florida Rules Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Florida has once again become the latest to rule state-wide bans against same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Florida, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US News

WAFF-TV Huntsville

US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.


Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian, Richmond (San Francisco, CA)

US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the U.S. Constitution.


Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Judge Lifts DC Ban on Guns in Public

A ruling that would allow registered gun owners to carry firearms in public has thrown Washington, D.C. for a loop.


Related Topix: Guns, US News

The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: Legality of advisory ballot measures needs judicial clarity

Nothing in California's Constitution or statute law authorizes the Legislature or the initiative process to place nonbinding advisory measures on the ballot, soliciting voter sentiment on some issue.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Detroit Free Press

McCree court case will test the idea of judicial immunity again

It's no secret to anyone who lives or works in the city that Detroit has the highest tax rates in... Judge Wade McCree testifies at his misconduct hearing.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Immigration laws a federal matter

Courtesy This editorial says immigration laws are a federal matter, not onefor state or local officials to try to deal with.


Related Topix: Grassroots, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Opinion