September 9, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments Monday in three cases involving same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. The three-judge panel consists of judges Stephen Reinhardt, appointed by Jimmy Carter, and Marsha Berzon and Ronald Gould, appointed by Bill Clinton. R... ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Like Clinton, Barack Obama advocated for an end to DADT during his presidential campaign, calling for the end of the policy in an open letter in 2008. Obama also pledged to end the policy in October 2009 when he spoke before the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Annual Dinner:We are moving ahead on Don' ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) was the official US military policy towards homosexual service members from December 1993 to September 20, 2011, which mandated that "closeted" homosexual service members were allowed to serve in the military while homosexual or bisexual persons who revealed their ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) was the official US military policy towards homosexual service members from December 1993 to September 20, 2011, which mandated that "closeted" homosexual service members were allowed to serve in the military while homosexual or bisexual persons who revealed their ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On January 21, 2010, the US Supreme Court issued its ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, a dispute in which the creators of a documentary unfavorable to 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton challenged the prohibition on corporations making independent expenditures during campaigns. ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On September 21, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed DOMA into law. The act defines marriage as between one man and one woman for the purpose of excluding homosexual couples from the institution of marriage. DOMA also exempts state-recognized same-sex marriages from the Full Faith and Credit ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 19, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) upheld the conviction of Florence Hartmann, a former spokesperson for the ICTY, on the charge of contempt. Hartmann was found guilty in September 2009 of revealing confidential information involving appellate ...[read more]
May 7, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On May 7, 1996, former Representative Bob Barr of Georgia introduced the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the US House of Representatives. Under Section 3 of DOMA, "in determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative ...[read more]
May 2, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On May 2, 2000, the US discontinued the use of Selective Availability, a program that degraded the ability of non-governmental users to have access to precise Global Positioning Systems (GPS). President Bill Clinton made the announcement on May 1 that at midnight precisely, GPS would be made ...[read more]
March 24, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 24, 2010, the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida revoked a stay of extradition for Manuel Noriega, the former military leader and ruler of Panama. While Noriega was incarcerated in the US, France requested his extradition on charges of money laundering. US Secretary of ...[read more]

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