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4 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Guns, US News

5 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News

8 hrs ago | 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.


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

12 hrs ago | 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. also has a story.


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

17 hrs ago | 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.


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: US News, Business News

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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: US News

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.


Related Topix: US News

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.


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.


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


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.


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

The Progressive

Scott Walker's Favorite Judge Rescues Voter ID

At a Federalist Society event in Washington D.C. last November, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker called 7th Circuit Judge Diane Sykes "one of our favorite jurists," and joked about appointing her to the U.S. Supreme Court if elected president. "We are on the eve of an election," Sykes said, indicating that she would like to immediately put one of Walker's signature pieces of legislation in place for November's vote.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, ACLU, George Bush, Liberal Political News

San Mateo Daily Journal

New murder sentence for gang slaying: Judge reduces life without...

A 23-year-old Redwood City man convicted as a teenager of killing a 19-year-old man at a party six years ago was resentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison. Ricardo Garcia, who was 17 when he killed Solomone Zarate, was serving life without parole after his 2010 conviction as an adult of first-degree murder with a special gang allegation that made him parole ineligible.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA, US News


Gay marriage set to make grand US...

The US Supreme Court this week made plans to revisit gay marriage, less than 15 months after its landmark decision that same-sex couples were entitled to the same rights as heterosexuals. Demonstrators in support of same sex marriage stand in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC during the second annual "March for Marriage" June 19, 2014 - by Karen Bleier While courts across the United States have been hearing gay-marriage cases, the Supreme Court said it will use a September 29 private conference to consider appeals that concern whether gay marriage can be legal in some states but not in others.


Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, US News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Hispanic Business

Sotomayor Calls for More Diversity on Court

Sept. 12--The U.S. Supreme Court could use more diversity, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday during an appearance at Oklahoma City University. "It's a positive thing for the judiciary to be diverse -- not in the traditional ways that people think of diversity, which is race, ethnicity and gender," said Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice on the court.


Related Topix: US News, Sonia Sotomayor, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma

The Lebanon Daily News

A look at voter photo ID requirements

Nineteen states have laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls, though legal fights are pending over the issue in four states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Civil rights groups argue such laws unfairly target poor and elderly residents who are less likely to have IDs, while supporters say they protect against voter fraud.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Eric Holder, Mike Beebe

JD Supra

Dodd-Frank Splits Courts on Granting Whistleblower Protections

As more claimants take advantage of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's whistleblower program created under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, courts have increasingly been called upon to decipher the law's provisions protecting claimants from retaliation. In particular, the issue of whether Dodd-Frank requires an informant to make a complaint directly to the SEC in order to qualify as a whistleblower - and thus be protected from retaliation - has become more divisive and could eventually be left to the U.S. Supreme Court to decide.


Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, US News, Employment / Labor Law, Corporate Governance