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2 hrs ago | WMBF

On Tax Day, same-sex marriage supporters protest state's tax laws

A group that represents South Carolina's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community partnered with ACLU of South Carolina to protest what they say are unfair marriage and tax laws.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, ACLU, Transgender

4 hrs ago | Church Executive

Worldviews at odds

Perspectives on the April 14 "Elaine photography case" U.S. Supreme Court ruling to let the lower court ruling stand By now, you've probably heard that U.S. Supreme Court refused to accept jurisdiction to review the "Elaine photography case" from Santa Fe, NM.


Related Topix: Photography, US News, Arts, Santa Fe, NM, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding

8 hrs ago | ABC News

Man Who Disrupted Supreme Court Gets Time Served

A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served.


Related Topix: US News

13 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Alabama same-sex couples filing married tax returns in defiance of state law

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Tax season this year is very different for the Rev. Felicia Fontaine and her same-sex spouse, Barb Collins, who can lawfully file a joint federal income tax return for the first time following a major U.S. Supreme Court decision last year.


Related Topix: Tax, Alabama, Huntsville, AL, US News, Wedding

16 hrs ago |

Billboard Regulation: Proceed With Caution

Over the past several decades, as they have become increasingly common and conspicuous, billboards also have become a source of land use litigation in both state and federal courts.


Related Topix: US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Mount Laurel, NJ

20 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Reform on sex offenders stalls in Minnesota Legislature

The pressure to overhaul a state sex offender treatment program that has been called "clearly broken" by a federal judge is mounting daily, but the Legislature may not act in time to prevent court intervention.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Charlie Mitchell: File the 'Restoration Act' under 'constituent service'

Section 1 of the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed into law last week, is to calm the masses -- those who believe the gay agenda in America needs to be sent a message.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News

Marin Independent Journal

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. takes fight to U.S. Supreme Court

The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. filed a petition Monday to take its fight to stay open to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Environmental Law, Law

Toledo Blade

Judge: Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages

Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere despite the state's own ban on such marriages in its constitution, a federal judge in Cincinnati officially ruled today.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Ohio, Ohio Government, 2012 Presidential Election

News 4 Jax

U.S. Supreme Court could hear Fla. drug testing case

More than three years after Governor Rick Scott issued an executive seeking across-the-board drug testing for state employees, the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to decide whether to weigh in on the controversial policy.


Related Topix: US News, Rick Scott, US Governors, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

JD Journal

Quinn Emanuel Adds Lori Alvino McGill to Washington, D.C. Office

The law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP announced via a press release today that it has added Lori Alvino McGill to its office in Washington, D.C. as a partner.


Related Topix: Latham & Watkins, Law, Latham and Watkins, US News

Daily Kos

CO-Sen: Mark Udall (D) Goes After McCutcheon Ruling, Calls For Campaign Finance Reform

No, it's not the latest item on the dollar menu. It's the U.S. Supreme Court's most recent ruling on campaign finance reform that is definitely a good deal for billionaires and special interest groups looking to buy elections.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall

Sentencing Law and Policy

Is SCOTUS now no longer all that interested in criminal justice issues?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this chart concerning the make-up of the Supreme Court's merits docket this Term from the latest Stat Pack put together by the folks at SCOUTSblog.


Related Topix: Prison, US News

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Daily Texan

SCOTUS erred in equating donations to free speech

Nearly two weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in a closely divided case - McCutcheon v.


Related Topix: US News, John G. Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Opinion

Great Falls Tribune

Wyoming seeks dismissal of water dispute

BILLINGS - The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is seeking dismissal of an interstate water rights lawsuit pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing the state shouldn't be held liable for what its attorneys call a "trickle" of water at the heart the cross-border dispute.


Related Topix: US News, Montana, Stanford University

Journal and Courier

Editorial: Marriage's inevitable march to the Supreme Court

U.S. District Judge Richard Young's order lasts just 28 days, giving him time to hold a preliminary injunction hearing into Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney's challenge of Indiana's refusal to recognize marriages performed in another state.


Related Topix: Indiana, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Opinion

James Byrnes

Tucked away in a shaded corner of the South Carolina State House grounds is a statue of James F."Jimmy" Byrnes , one of South Carolina's outstanding public servants.


Related Topix: South Carolina, US News, Charleston, SC, Aiken, SC, Journalism

Northwest Asian Weekly

Supreme Court Justice says internment ruling could happen again

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii last month that the nation's highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, but he wouldn't be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during a future conflict.


Related Topix: US News, Japanese-American, Asian-American

Sunday, April 20

1859 - The Dutch conclude a treaty granting Portugal the right to govern the northern part of Timor, Atauro Island and Oecussi.


Related Topix: US News, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Prison, US Military, US Air Force

Sat Apr 12, 2014


Antigays Fear Sex Parades After Sodomy Law Is Repealed

Louisiana is gradually wheezing its way into the 21st century in spite of itself.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Gay/Lesbian, US Governors