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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

7 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

Deseret News

'Deseret News National Edition': Hobby Lobby, adolescent...

This week's Deseret News National Edition features a discussion about the propaganda wars surrounding the Hobby Lobby ruling, insight into adolescent depression and a story about an Ethiopian boy who lived in a tree but now has a new life in America This week's ' Deseret News National Edition ' features a discussion about the propaganda wars ... (more)


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, US News

Commercial Dispatch

Susan Estrich: The American way of death

As a young lawyer and law professor, I was opposed to it. Actually, it was easy to be against it.


Related Topix: US News, Death Penalty, Opinion

Traffic Court verdict? It stinks

Last week, several recovering "judges" of Philadelphia's illustrious Traffic "Court," where ticket-fixing for the connected was not merely a given, but appears to have been a calling, were acquitted of the most serious charges.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News


Federal judge overturns Washington DC ban on guns in public

In a 19-page opinion, Judge Frederick Scullin ruled on Saturday that "there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia's total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Guns, US News

Sat Jul 26, 2014


The promise of death in Akwa Ibom - 1

"Those who want to take power through the back door will die and the PDP will continue."


Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, World News, US News

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

Medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea, on March 29, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, Guinea, US News, Gay/Lesbian


More life sentences in 2009 St. Louis murder

A 21-year-old St. Louis man convicted of killing a woman has been resentenced to an additional three life sentences and 45 more years.


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My FOX Chicago

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Oklahoma, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Another Botched Execution

As the nation is horrified by another botched execution, a capital defense lawyer in Texas, legal scholar in New York and the former warden of San Quentin work against capital punishment.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, San Quentin, CA, Death Penalty, US News, Liberal Political News

The Washington Post

Amar on the backgrounds of Supreme Court Justices

Akhil Amar recently delivered the annual Robert J. Jackson lecture , focusing on the changing credentials of Supreme Court Justices.


Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sonia Sotomayor, John G. Roberts, Harriet Miers

Capital Soup

Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis and Annette Boyd Pitts...

Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis and Annette Boyd Pitts, executive director of the Florida Law Related Education Association, received the Sandra Day O'Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education this week.


Related Topix: US News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Star Tribune

Hennepin County Judge Wernick heads into retirement after career in criminal defense

From the public defender's office to the social justice movement to arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court at age 33, Hennepin County District Judge Mark Wernick's career hit a lot of highs before he retired this month.


Related Topix: Hennepin County, MN, US News, Violent Crime

Daily Herald

Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Miami, FL, Miami Dade County, FL, Gay/Lesbian, US News


Opinion: Do death penalty delays make it cruel?

Editor's note: Paul Callan, a CNN legal analyst, is a former New York homicide prosecutor and a senior partner at Callan, Koster, Brady and Brennan, LLP.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News, Opinion



The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on contraception coverage -- as mandated under the Affordable Care Act -- could lead to a legal quagmire that might allow companies to deny insurance coverage for any medical practice that violates their religious principles, some health care experts say.


Related Topix: US News, Vaccinations, Health