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3 hrs ago | River Front Times
Missouri Representative Paul Weiland doesn't want his daughters taking birth control, and he's taking the Obama administration to court to stop the Affordable Care Act from giving it to them for free.
7 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune
Specifically, the department wanted Steed to answer some questions about the workings of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But a judge last week said Steed doesn't have to answer.
11 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
Condemned Santa Clara County killer David Allen Raley has lost perhaps his last legal argument to get off California's death row for the 1985 murder of a Peninsula teenager and the attempted murder of her friend in a deserted Hillsborough mansion. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Linda Clark this week rejected Raley's argument that he was mentally retarded at the time of the crime, a finding that would bar his execution under a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
16 hrs ago | The Robesonian
A Wake County Superior Court judge has dismissed a trespassing case against a protester arrested at the N.C. Legislative Building, a ruling that could have an impact on future cases. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Chief Resident Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ruled last Friday that the constitutional rights of Leonard Beeghley were violated when he was arrested in June 2013 for demonstrating against the General Assembly's agenda.
"There are drones flying over the air randomly that are recording everything that's happening on what we consider our private property. That type of technology has to stimulate us to think about what is it that we cherish in privacy and how far we want to protect it and from whom."
Gun Owners of America submitted a vital amicus brief in Heller v. DC on Tuesday - in a case that is otherwise known as Heller III.
A county judge was wrong to find that Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage violated the state and federal constitutions, the attorney general's office argued Monday as it asked the state's highest court to uphold the prohibition. Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court to find the ban on gay marriage constitutional, arguing the state's voters have a right to define marriage.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today continued the stay on same-sex marriage in Indiana until it is addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Stay extended on Indiana same-sex marriage case pending Supreme Court decision The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today continued the stay on same-sex marriage in Indiana until it is addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law on Thursday, using reasoning that conflicts with the analysis in another appellate decision, according to the National Law Journal and a press release by Liberty Counsel, which represented the plaintiffs challenging the New Jersey law. NJ.com also has a story.
All of this two-party arrogance and accusing amounts to childishness. Americans want our leaders working together in harmony on the big issues.
Right now, the eyes of the world are on Scotland, which is voting in the coming week on whether to leave the UK. The referendum in Scotland is binding.
LAS CRUCES >> Three members of a Deming family convicted in 2012 of making false statements on investigation forms during a firearms sting could be sentenced soon, and they are hoping to avoid prison time. As the family waits, defense attorneys for Rick Reese, his wife Terri Reese and their son Ryin Reese, have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.
The game-changing U.S. Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance in 2010 - best known by its plaintiff's name, Citizens United - is on U.S. Sen. Al Franken 's shortlist of the worst decisions in court history. So he said on the Senate floor last week, to the derision of Republicans , including the spokesman for his Nov. 4 election opponent, investment banker Mike McFadden.
That exasperation captured Mr. Bumble's scorn for British common law in "Oliver Twist." But it also applies in spades to Thursday's decision by a federal district court conferring First Amendment protection on intentional falsehoods during political campaigns uttered for the purpose of influencing the outcome of the election.
In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex unions. U.S. District Judge John Sedwick allowed Fred McQuire to be listed on his spouse's death certificate, marking another development in the national debate over gay marriage as state and federal judges across the country have struck down bans in more than a dozen states at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year.
The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court will be in Lincoln next week to deliver the keynote address at the Roman L. Hruska Institute for the Administration of Justice. Chief Justice John Roberts' appearance will be Friday at the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:34 pm
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