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1 hr ago | EDGE

Round 2: Court Takes up Oklahoma Gay Marriage Case

Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday with the rare opportunity to build on arguments the judges heard in a similar case just a week earlier.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Gay/Lesbian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Tulsa County, OK, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

3 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

This Feb. 20, 2013 file photo shows a protesters outside the Red River Valley Women's Clinic, the state's sole abortion provider, in Fargo, N.D. A federal judge overturned a North Dakota law Wednesday, April 16, 2014 that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're ... (more)


Related Topix: Abortion, Fargo, ND, Bismarck, ND, Jack Dalrymple, US Governors, US News

6 hrs ago |

U.S. Supreme Court to consider Ohio ban on campaign lies

Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during a campaign.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Prison, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

10 hrs ago | News Observer

NC Attorney General Roy Cooper asks judge to delay new same-sex marriage case

Attorney General Roy Cooper, the target of several challenges to North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban, has asked a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit until a higher court rules on a more sweeping marriage case.


Related Topix: ACLU, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

14 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Condemned killer of 3 in Corpus Christi set to die

Attorneys for a convicted killer of three members of a Corpus Christi family say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his scheduled execution in Huntsville.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Tue Apr 15, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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