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3 hrs ago | River Front Times

A Missouri Politician Is Suing to Stop His Daughters From Getting Birth Control

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.

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Related Topix: Missouri, US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

7 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

FLDS cites - Hobby Lobby' case to fight subpoena on child labor

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.

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Related Topix: FLDS, Religion, Meditative, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), US News, Law, Employment / Labor Law

11 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Condemned Santa Clara County killer loses mental retardation claim

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.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Prison, Retail, Raley's, Grocery, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

16 hrs ago | The Robesonian

Charges dropped against protestor

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.

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20 hrs ago | JD Supra

IP Newsflash - September 2014 #2

On September 2, 2014, Federal Circuit Judge William Bryson, sitting by designation in the Eastern District of Texas, ruled that two patents on a computer-based method for converting airline customers' loyalty reward credits are invalid for claiming only an abstract idea under the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v.

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Related Topix: Texas, US News, Science / Technology, Inventions

Mon Sep 15, 2014

FindLaw

Sotomayor Discusses Drones; Could SCOTUS Reshape Privacy This Term?

"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."

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Related Topix: US News, Sonia Sotomayor

AmmoLand

Gun Owners of America Defending the Second Amendment in Court

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.

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Related Topix: Guns, US News

Log Cabin Democrat

Arkansas AG asks court to uphold gay marriage ban

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.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News

The Indianapolis Star

Stay extended on Indiana same-sex marriage case pending Supreme Courta

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.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

ABA Journal

3rd Circuit upholds ban on conversion therapy for underage gay youths; will SCOTUS take the case?

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.

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Related Topix: Third Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

On Top Magazine

Record Crowd At Charlottesville Gay Pride As Marriage Case Heads To Supreme Court

Charlottesville's Pride Festival attracted a record crowd over the weekend as the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether it will review a case challenging Virginia's ban on gay marriage. The high court announced this week that petitions stemming from cases challenging bans in five states will be considered at a September 29 closed-door conference.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Opinion Line Extra

All of this two-party arrogance and accusing amounts to childishness. Americans want our leaders working together in harmony on the big issues.

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Related Topix: US News, Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Opinion

SFGate

There's Another Huge Independence Movement That's About To Send Shockwaves Through Europe

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.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Deming family petitions U.S. Supreme Court in federal firearms case

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Las Cruces, NM, Prison

Star Tribune

Let disclosure's light shine on 'dark money' ads

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, Democrat, Opinion

Washington Times

FEIN: Electoral fraud protection

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.

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Deseret News

Brian S. Brown: In defending marriage, Utah is standing in the breach

The state of Utah is standing in the breach across the nation in preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman, Brian Brown writes. The state of Utah is standing in the breach across the nation in preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized in Arizona

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.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, US News, California

KOLN-TV Lincoln

Supreme Court Chief Justice to Speak in Nebraska

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.

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Related Topix: US News, John G. Roberts, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

SFGate

Court to take up juvenile sentencing problem

Connecticut's Supreme Court has decided to take up three cases that could decide how the state handles the convictions of children who commit murder and other violent crimes. The court will hear appeals Tuesday from three people who were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for crimes they committed while under the age of 18. The hearings come after two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that essentially prohibit mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles in homicide cases, and require states to provide inmates with a "meaningful opportunity" for release in non-homicide cases.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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