August 21, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to two felony charges for abuse of power. The jury charged Perry with abusing his power to intimidate former District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to step down from her position in response to her pleading guilty to a drinking and driving ...[read more]
August 17, 2014
by William Helbling
Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday was indicted by a Travis County grand jury on two felony charges for abuse of power. The jury charged Perry with abusing his power to intimidate former District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to step down from her position. Lehmberg, a known Democrat, recently ...[read more]
July 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) on Monday introduced a bill to nationally legalize cannabidiol (CBD) oil, or marijuana extract, which has been shown to treat seizures in children suffering from epilepsy. Although the bill, called the "Charlotte's Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014," does not ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled Wednesday that Article 1, Section 32 of the Texas constitution, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, violates the federal constitutional guarantee of equal protection and due process. The lawsuit ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Elizabeth B. Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss the impact of Supreme Court's Decision in Hollingsworth v. PerryThe very first sentence of Chief Justice Roberts' opinion for the Supreme Court in the challenge to California's Proposition 8, ...[read more]
July 24, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The California Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the San Diego County clerk's request to halt same-sex marriages in the state, following the US Supreme Court June ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry. The decision was issued without comment in a single sentence, stating, "The request for an immediate ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The heated debate over same-sex marriage is one of the most polarizing issues currently facing the American legal community. It is a controversy being played out in every branch of the federal government, from the floor of the US Senate to the Oval Office. It has raised concerns over the nature of ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by G. Redd
Texas Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill number 2 on Thursday, enacting three new restrictions on the practice of abortion. These changes require physicians performing the procedure to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles and the facility to meet ambulatory surgical center ...[read more]
July 13, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Attorneys representing Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and Protect Marriage on Friday filed a petition asking the Supreme Court of California to halt same-sex marriages. In the petition, the attorneys argued that U.S. Supreme Court's Hollingsworth v. Perry did not rule directly on the ...[read more]
June 28, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, examines the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry...In a 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the US Supreme Court has ruled that there is simply no one left standing to appeal ...[read more]

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