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  1. Couples Make Their Marriage Equality Case to Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Advocate

    Couples whose arguments for marriage equality will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this spring filed their opening briefs with the court Friday, the deadline for such filings. Challenges to marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee will be heard as a consolidated case by the high court in late April.

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  2. Same-sex marriage supporters file high court briefRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Westland Observer

    Same-sex marriage supporters file high court brief In U.S. Supreme Court filing, Michigan couple argues ban "stigmatizes and humiliates." Check out this story on HometownLife.com: Jayne Rowse, left, and her partner, April DeBoer, make their way to the U.S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Aug. 6, 2014.

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  3. Gay marriage supporters file arguments with U.S. Supreme Court, USA Today reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NOLA.com

    Pro-gay marriage arguments were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday by lawyers representing same-sex couples seeking the right to marry in four Midwestern states, USA Today reports . The Supreme Court in January took up the contentious issue, when justices announced they would review a 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling upholding same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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  4. Gay marriage proponents claim 'right side of history'Read the original story

    Friday | Central Ohio

    Lawyers representing same-sex marriage plaintiffs from four Midwest states filed their initial briefs with the Supreme Court on Friday, claiming to be on "the right side of history." The lengthy documents reiterated all the major arguments that have been made by gay and lesbian couples in dozens of mostly victorious cases since the high court ruled in 2013 against the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 8 comments

  5. Brief filed in U.S. Supreme Court case challenging Ohio's gay marriage banRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Cleveland.com

    A brief filed by same-sex couples challenging Ohio's constitutional ban on gay marriage in front of the U.S. Supreme Court says a voter-approved measure should never override the rights every citizen enjoys. The brief , filed Friday in advance of upcoming oral arguments and an expected Supreme Court decision regarding the legality of gay marriage nationwide, also says Ohio's ban, is trampling on the rights already enjoyed by same-sex couples in other states.

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  6. Same-sex marriage Supreme Court arguments likely to be scheduled for end of AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Columbus Dispatch

    WASHINGTON With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to schedule arguments the week of April 27, the American Civil Liberties Union today filed legal papers with the justices contending that Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Although ACLU lawyers told reporters on a conference call that a firm date has not been scheduled for arguments before the justices, it means the court will issue a final ruling on the controversial Ohio ban by the end of June.

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  7. Couples call on Supreme Court to overturn marriage bansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Washington Blade

    ... The Supreme Court agreed in January to review the challenges to marriage bans after the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed lower court decisions and upheld the laws as constitutional. The Michigan and Kentucky cases seek the right to ...

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  8. Sixth Circuit: Growing Marijuana is Not the Same as Buying a Houseplant or Entertaining VisitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | JD Supra

    Half of the states in this country have now legalized marijuana for medical use, and that has led to a number of small-scale growing operations in policyholders' homes. While not nearly as dangerous as cooking meth on the kitchen stove, such activities can nonetheless pose unacceptable risks of loss.

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  9. "Lies, D*MNED Lies, and Statistics": Fourth Circuit...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | JD Supra

    On February 20, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a Maryland federal district court's entry of summary judgment against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with respect to its lawsuit alleging that an employer's background check program violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. EEOC v.

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  10. DOL Issues Final Rule Providing FMLA Rights To All Workers in Legal Same-Sex MarriagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | JD Supra

    The Department of Labor issued its Final Rule on Family Medical Leave Act rights on February 25, joining the Internal Revenue Service in adopting the "place of celebration"/"state of celebration" test. By virtue of this change, FMLA rights now extend to all workers in legal same-sex marriages regardless of the law of the state where the employee currently resides or works.

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  11. Justice of the Day - Horace Harmon LurtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Daily Kos

    Today's Justice of the Day is: HORACE HARMON LURTON. Justice Lurton was born on this day, February 26, in 1844.

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  12. Federal Appellate Court Throws Out EEOC Discrimination Complaint...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | JD Supra

    Last week, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a district court's decision granting summary judgment to an employer accused by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of racial bias in its use of criminal background and credit history checks during the employment application process. The Court found that because the EEOC had relied on expert witness reports with "an alarming number of errors" to prove the background checks had a disparate impact on black and male applicants, the district court properly ruled in favor of the employer.

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  13. Political Hors D'ouevres: Jase Bolger, Chris Ward, Ronna Romney McDanielRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Pridesource.com

    Since last year, when former Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, introduced the "Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act," opponents have argued that, if the legislation becomes law, it will allow people to discriminate on a host of issues -- including race. Republicans in Michigan have vehemently denied that possibility.

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  14. A Short List Of Potential Advocates For Marriage Equality At High CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Pridesource.com

    Renowned Supreme Court advocate Ted Olson remembers the first time he had a chance to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court: He didn't take it. It was a First Amendment case about billboards in San Diego.

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  15. Alabama Judge, Ordered to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage, Denies Second-Parent AdoptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Advocate

    The Alabama probate judge who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples until a court order forced him to do so is now being sued again - over his refusal to process an adoption petition from the couple whose lawsuit brough down the state's marriage ban. Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis has refused to process a second-parent adoption petition that would allow Cari Searcy to be legally recognized as a parent to the son she and Kimberly McKeand have been raising since he was born in 2005, reports AL.com, a site for several Alabama newspapers.

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  16. ElderScholars Meeting Scheduled For March 10Read the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... said it was "a very difficult decision." Ms. Smedley ... (click for more) The federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit brought against Erlanger Health System. A three-judge panel ordered the case ...

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  17. Several Events To Cause Street Closures This SaturdayRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... said it was "a very difficult decision." Ms. Smedley ... (click for more) The federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit brought against Erlanger Health System. A three-judge panel ordered the case ...

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  18. Community Of Devotion In Bradley County Postponed Due To WeatherRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... said it was "a very difficult decision." Ms. Smedley ... (click for more) The federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit brought against Erlanger Health System. A three-judge panel ordered the case ...

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  19. CERCLA's Confusion Between Section 107 and Section 113Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | JD Supra

    Over a decade after the Supreme Court's decision in Cooper Industries v. Aviall , the divide between CERCLA Section 107 cost recovery claims and Section 113 contribution claims remains unsettled.

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  20. Federal 6th Circuit Court Of Appeals Reverses Dismissal Of...Read the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Chattanoogan.com

    The federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit brought against Erlanger Health System. Robert Whipple, who worked briefly at Erlanger, alleged that the hospital had violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false or fraudulent claims for reimbursement to federally funded healthcare programs.

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