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Supreme Court asked to rule on Louisiana same-sex marriage case
November 21, 2014
Seven same-sex couples submitted a petition on Thursday asking the US Supreme Court to review the district court's decision to uphold Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban before it proceeds to the federal appeals court. The petition presents the court with the question of whether a state's constitution....... [more]

Supreme Court asked to review Michigan, Kentucky same-sex marriage bans
November 18, 2014
The US Supreme Court was asked Monday to review same-sex marriage cases from Kentucky and Michigan following a US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruling that upheld bans. Same-sex couples in both states states submitted petitions asking the high court to decide whether state same-sex marriage....... [more]

Federal appeals court upholds Mississippi campaign contribution law
November 16, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday upheld a Mississippi campaign finance law that requires disclosure of political contributions. The Mississippi campaign finance law states that a person or group who contributes more than $200 to any ballot initiative must file a financial rep....... [more]

Federal appeals court upholds exception requirements to contraception mandate
November 15, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday ruled that religious non-profit groups' rights were not violated when required to certify that they are opting out of the contraception mandate, a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Priests for L....... [more]

ACLU petitions Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage
November 15, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a petition for certiorari on behalf of same-sex couples in Ohio with the US Supreme Court on Friday asking the court to resolve a circuit split on the issue of same-sex marriage. Earlier this month the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit became t....... [more]

Federal judge overturns Michigan law limiting same-sex partner benefits
November 13, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Wednesday struck down a Michigan law limiting the benefits received by same-sex partners in local government and public schools. Judge David Lawson blocked the law more than a year ago with an injunction. Seven months after he....... [more]

Supreme Court allows same-sex marriage in Kansas
November 13, 2014
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an lifted a stay on issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Kansas. Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an order blocking same-sex marriage in Kansas earlier this week, after Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked the court for an injunction. Kansas, in an atte....... [more]

California gun dealers challenge law limiting advertisments
November 12, 2014
A group of California gun dealers filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday challenging a state law that limits their right to advertise. According to California Penal Code section 26820 it is unlawful for a gun dealer to display an advertisement outside of its store windows. The gun dealers argue tha....... [more]

Obama urges FCC to adopt net neutrality rules
November 11, 2014
US President Barack Obama on Monday said that he strongly supports the concept of net neutrality, the idea that providers should treat all Internet data equally and not give preferential treatment. Specifically, net neutrality is aimed at curbing large companies who could use their power to enter i....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on Telecommunications Act, collective bargaining agreements
November 10, 2014
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Monday. In T-Mobile South, LLC v. City of Roswell the court heard arguments on what it means to satisfy the "in writing" requirement of the Telecommunications Act. The court will determine whether a state or local government document determinin....... [more]

Mumia supporters challenge Pennsylvania law as First Amendment violation
November 10, 2014
Mumia Abu-Jamal and supporters filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a recently passed Pennsylvania law that they claim stifles free speech. The law, an amendment to the Crime Victims Act titled "Revictimization relief," states that victims of personal injury crimes can bring civil actions against offe....... [more]




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