April 3, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Fifteen states, led by Louisiana, urged the US Supreme Court on Thursday to uphold same-sex marriage bans. The brief asserts that voters should decide for themselves whether to allow same-sex marriages in their respective states. Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma, Utah and West ...[read more]
February 5, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
The West Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday approved legislation to make the state's judicial elections nonpartisan. The bill is sponsored by Republican delegate Kayla Kessinger, and it would apply to magistrates, family courts, circuit courts and the state supreme court. This legislation ...[read more]
January 26, 2015
by Cassandra Baubie
JURIST Guest Columnist Kendra Huard Fershee, of West Virginia University College at Law, discusses the legal and social issues within West Virginia's struggle to uphold same sex marriage ...Same-sex marriage supporters in West Virginia—and several other states—went to bed on Sunday ...[read more]
October 26, 2014
by William Helbling
US Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday announced that the federal government will recognize same sex marriage in six additional states. The addition of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming will now bring the total number of states recognizing same-sex marriage to ...[read more]
October 6, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied seven pending appeals, rejecting calls for a nationwide ruling on same-sex marriage. The rebuff puts into effect three federal appeals decisions, legalizing same-sex marriage in Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana. Other states including Colorado... ...[read more]
September 18, 2014
by Addison Morris
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Thursday delayed ruling on a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Robert Chambers stated that the case, brought on behalf of three same-sex couples and the child of one couple, has issues ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
09/24/2012: Supreme Court reversed redistricting ruling 07/26/2012: Alabama asked federal court to approve new redistricting plan 02/28/2012: Federal court issued new Texas voting district maps 01/20/2012: Supreme Court rejected Texas redistricting maps 07/25/2008: Seventh Circuit held voting ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Tuesday. The first, Levin v. United States concerned whether the Gonzales Act properly immunizes government medical personnel against battery suits. The Gonzales Act allows that certain medical malpractice suits may only be brought against ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Missouri v. McNeely on whether the Fourth Amendment allows a police officer to take a warrantless blood sample to test for alcohol levels. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the exigency standard set in Schmerber v. California for ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases. In Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission the court heard arguments on the statute of limitations under 28 USC § 2462 and whether it begins tolling when the government can first bring an action against a penalty. The ...[read more]

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