July 25, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of Colorado on Wednesday struck down Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, but he elected to stay his ruling until August 25 pending an appeal to a higher court. Wednesday's ruling found in favor of six same-sex couples ...[read more]
July 18, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Friday upheld a ruling striking down Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban. A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma ruled in January that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the equal protection clause of the ...[read more]
June 26, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A panel of judges sitting for the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling striking down Utah's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The US District Court for the District of Utah struck down Utah's constitutional and statutory bans on ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Tulsa County Clerk's Office filed a notice of appeal on Thursday with the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to overturn a district court ruling striking down Oklahoma's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The district court judge ruled on Tuesday that Part A of the ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Lawsuits challenging the enforcement of ACA have argued that the law violates various portions of the Constitution, most notably the Commerce Clause (Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 3), the Tax and Spending Clause (Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 8), the Supremacy Clause (Article VI, clause 2), and the Tenth ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Many states took legislative action to prevent the enforcement of ACA within their borders by either nullifying the "individual mandate" portion of ACA or invalidating the law in its entirety. However, the legitimacy of these legislative actions is questionable, given the potential conflict ...[read more]
June 12, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday ruled that an Oklahoma man had stated a First Amendment compelled speech claim when he challenged Oklahoma's "rain god" license plates. Oklahoma's standard vehicle license plates depict a sculpture of a Native American shooting an arrow ...[read more]
April 10, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Monday that a New Mexico school district acted constitutionally when it prohibited five students from distributing two-inch rubber fetus dolls with pro-life cards attached. Writing for the unanimous three-judge panel, the Honorable Scott ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Friday that permits to carry concealed weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment. The case involved a Washington state resident who filed a lawsuit against Denver and Colorado's Department of Public Safety. He was denied a concealed ...[read more]
July 25, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Massachusetts officials on Tuesday filed two documents in the US Supreme Court challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Attorney General Martha Coakley argued in her brief that Section 3 of DOMA violates the Tenth Amendment as well as the Spending Clause (Article I, Section 8). In addition... ...[read more]

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