September 13, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Friday ordered Arizona to issue a death certificate listing the deceased man as married and his same-sex partner as his surviving spouse. District Judge John Sedwick cited rulings in the past year overturning state bans on same-sex ...[read more]
September 1, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked the enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law, which was scheduled to take effect on Monday. The measure requires doctors who perform abortions to have patient admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic, allowing for clinics ...[read more]
July 7, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees on Thursday filed an emergency application in the US District Court for the District of Columbia for a temporary restraining order prohibiting the government from depriving the inmates of the right to pray communally during the month of Ramadan. Lawyers for ...[read more]
May 9, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the state of Indiana must recognize the out-of-state marriage of a same-sex couple during the couple's legal battle to have the name of one of the women listed as spouse on the death certificate of her terminally ill partner. The preliminary injunction, granted ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Judge Myron Thompson of the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama on Wednesday set a trial date of May 19 to determine the constitutionality of an Alabama law passed last year requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain hospital admitting privileges. The Women's Health and ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday struck down a California concealed weapons rule, ruling it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The rule required concealed weapons applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon, be of "good ...[read more]
February 13, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Judge Terence Kern for the US District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma issued a temporary restraining order on The Apothecary Shoppe in Tulsa to stop the pharmacy from providing an execution drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for an upcoming lethal injection. The ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A Hawaiin judge on Thursday denied a request for a temporary restraining order against lawmakers to prevent the legalization of same-sex marriage. Oahu Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto said he would hear any challenges made against such legislation if passed by the legislature. The suit was ...[read more]
September 28, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Several Maryland residents, gun store owners and gun rights advocates have filed two lawsuits and a restraining order Thursday and Friday in the US District Court for the District of Maryland to block the implementation of the Firearms Safety Act of 2013 on Tuesday. The act limits handgun ...[read more]
July 9, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Monday issued a temporary restraining order on a Wisconsin law that would place certain restrictions on abortion providers in the state. Section 1 of 2013 Wisconsin Act 37 requires that physicians who provide abortion ...[read more]

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