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  1. Consumer class actions tied to credit law will be affected by SCOTUS Article III case granted todayRead the original story

    2 min ago | ABA Journal

    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether federal courts may hear the would-be class action filed by Virginia man who claims the people-search database Spokeo published false information about him. At issue, according to Spokeo's cert petition , is whether Congress can confer Article II standing on a plaintiff by authorizing a private lawsuit for "bare violation of a federal statute," even when a plaintiff suffers no concrete harm.


  2. Next Round of Redistricting Battle Begins Mid-JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2014 | Texas Tribune

    A week from Monday, lawyers, reporters and other interested parties will herd into a now-familiar federal courthouse in San Antonio as the next phase of the legal fight begins over the electoral maps drawn by the Legislature after the 2010 census. Three years after the first maps were drawn, the plaintiffs, who allege that lawmakers violated the Voting Rights Act with their work product, have reached the stage where they can ask the judge for remedies.


  3. At last, Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cases. Will history be made?Read the original story

    6 min ago | Anchorage Daily News

    In a dispute that could yield one of the most important judicial decisions of this generation, the US Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hear arguments examining whether the Constitution requires state governments to license and recognize marriages between persons of the same-sex. The issues arise in four consolidated cases from same-sex couples in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky.


  4. Memphis Marriage RallyRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | The Memphis Flyer

    Advocates of marriage equality will gather at the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. for a rally kicking off the marriage equality case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The nation's high court will begin hearing oral arguments in the case on Tuesday, April 28th.


  5. Supreme Courta s gay marriage decision could come down to this manRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | The Fresno Bee

    Roberts declined to join that group, and that decision will put him in focus Tuesday when the court hears arguments in a historic clash that may legalize gay marriage nationwide. With Roberts uncommitted, some advocates are hoping that the nation's highest judicial officer will place his imprimatur on a pro-marriage ruling.


  6. Will the Tsarnaev defense try - young & dumb' argument?Read the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Boston Herald

    LIFE OR DEATH: Jurors will resume deliberation today in the Moakley federal courthouse on the penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, above. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team, which will launch its effort to save his life today, is likely to employ cutting-edge research on the brain development of young adults, two prominent experts said.


  7. U.S. justices to weigh suit against people-search service SpokeoRead the original story

    26 min ago | Reuters

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether online people-search service Spokeo Inc should face a class action lawsuit for including incorrect information in its database. Thomas Robins filed suit in California on behalf of himself and others under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, which requires consumer reporting agencies to provide correct information.


  8. High court refuses appeal of Salvadoran on Texas death rowRead the original story

    26 min ago | KXXV-TV Waco

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the appeal of a Salvadoran man on Texas death row for the slayings of two store clerks in Houston 15 years ago. Lower courts have rejected claims Guevara's legal help at his Harris County trial in 2001 was deficient and that his mental impairment made him ineligible for the death penalty.


  9. Gay marriage back before Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | Hawk Eye

    About two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law denying a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples. The decision in United States v.


  10. Ind. Gov't. - 'Once-vocal Indiana now silent on gay marriage bans' and some historyRead the original story

    36 min ago | Indiana Law Blog

    On behalf of the citizens of the State of Indiana, the Indiana Attorney General's office is the lead author on an amicus brief that was, according to this AP story out of Wyoming, submitted Friday to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals: [The brief] said that the Constitution does not require marriage to include same-sex couples. The 39-page brief also said that states, not federal courts, have final say in whether to allow same-sex marriages.


  11. U.S. Supreme Court takes no action on John Doe lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    The U.S. Supreme Court Monday took no action on whether to hear a lawsuit seeking to block a secret probe into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and its dealings with allied groups, leaving the decision for future days. The U.S. Supreme Court Monday took no action on whether to hear a lawsuit seeking to block a secret probe into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and its dealings with allied groups, leaving the decision for future days.


  12. U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ...Read the original story

    48 min ago | WHTC

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The justices asked the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision that backed the Obama administration in light of the Supreme Court's June 2014 ruling that allowed certain privately owned corporations to seek exemptions from the provision.


  13. Daily Beast: Gay Marriage Case 'No Slam Dunk' For SupportersRead the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | News Max

    A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage will likely not be a shoo-in for gay rights proponents, The Daily Beast reports , describing legal issues in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges as "not a slam dunk" as some have predicted.


  14. Here's Looking at Abercrombie's Dress CodeRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Independent Women's Forum

    Ailing teenie-bopper store Abercrombie & Fitch flipped the lights on, turned the music down, and toned down the aroma of men's cologne to make stores appealing to customers. The next biggest changes will be that the company will hire sales associates who don't fit the chain's infamous "Look Policy" that has brought derision and lawsuits.


  15. Politicized prosecution run amok...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Minot Daily News

    The knock on the door in the dead of night is the stuff of "Darkness at Noon," and of the state of Wisconsin. To the question of whether armed police can storm your house and take away your personal effects and tell you to shut up about it, based simply on your political advocacy, Wisconsin answered for years, "Why, yes, they can - now please, shut up about it."


  16. Same sex marriage to be heard at the Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Tomorrow, April 28, 2015, Justices at the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments as to whether marriage between the same sex is a constitutional right. At stake is whether the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires states to recognize marriages from other states and whether it requires states to allow same-sex marriages.


  17. Supreme Court To Consider Same Sex Marriage Bans TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

    The answer thousands of Michiganders have waited years for is almost here, as the US Supreme Court takes up the issue of same sex marriage Tuesday. 57 year old Tari Muniz, of Lansing, has been with her partner Kim for nearly six years, and says that she's optimistic the high court will rule that states have an obligation to perform same sex marriages.


  18. Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    The Salt Lake Tribune) Coal trucked from central Utah piles up at the Levan transfer station south of Nephi where it is loaded on Union Pacific freight cars bound for California. Utah's Community Impact Board has awarded a $53 million loan to four coal-producing counties to invest in a deep-water port in Oakland, Calif.


  19. Examining the arguments against child support bill...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Spokesman-Review

    Idaho Falls attorney Steve Taggart, in a column in the Idaho Politics Weekly newsletter that's published by Zions Bank this week, takes on the main arguments raised against SB 1067, the child support enforcement bill, by Reps. Kathy Sims, Ron Nate and Lynn Luker in recent newspaper op-ed pieces.


  20. "This is OUR Selma." Will civil rights activists stand with North Carolina on July 6th?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Kos

    In a teleconference with supporters last week, North Carolina NAACP president Rev. Dr. William J. Barber previewed plans to call on civil rights supporters around the nation to join him and thousands of us on July 6th in Winston-Salem, NC for what he called "our Selma."