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AG Holder announces federal recognition of same-sex marriage in six states
October 26, 2014
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 32....... [more]

US Supreme Court refuses nationwide ruling on same-sex marriage
October 6, 2014
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....... [more]

West Virginia judge delays ruling on same-sex marriage ban
September 18, 2014
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 that....... [more]

West Virginia governor vetoes abortion bill
March 29, 2014
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Friday vetoed an abortion bill that would have prohibited abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West Virginia Senate a few days earlier. West Vi....... [more]

West Virginia lawmakers approve 20-week abortion ban
March 11, 2014
The West Virginia House of Representatives on Saturday approved a bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West Virginia Senate a few days earlier, and the legislation now a....... [more]

Chemical storage regulation proposed in wake of West Virginia spill
January 21, 2014
New legislation has been proposed to tighten regulations on chemical storage facilities following a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginia residents. 7,500 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals leaked from an above-ground storage tank in Charleston owned by Freedom....... [more]

Redistricting Timeline
October 16, 2013
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 di....... [more]

West Viriginia same-sex marriage ban challenged
October 1, 2013
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in West Virginia on Tuesday challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. The suit was filed on behalf of three local same-sex couples who are seeking the right to marry as well as the child of one of the couples. The lawsuit alleges that the ban on same-sex mar....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on government immunity, takings
January 16, 2013
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 th....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on warrantless blood alcohol tests
January 9, 2013
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 warrantless....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on securities fraud, Medicaid
January 9, 2013
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 attorn....... [more]




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