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Winning Marriage Equality: Neither Everything Nor the Only Thing
September 20, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Leonore Carpenter of Temple University Beasley School of Law discusses the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit's opinion in two same-sex marriage cases and where the LGBT legal rights movement should be heading in the wake of marriage equality ... Earlier this month....... [more]

ACLU files suit demanding Wisconsin recognize same-sex marriages
September 18, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU) filed a complaint on Wednesday on behalf of four same-sex couples who were legally married in Wisconsin last June, but whose marriages are not currently recognized due to a stay on the district court ruling striking down the same-sex marriage ban. The compla....... [more]

Indiana same-sex marriage put on hold
September 16, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday approved a stay blocking same-sex marriage in Indiana until the US Supreme Court weighs in on the issue. The stay will put on hold the September 4 decision upholding lower courts' rulings striking down the same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin....... [more]

Federal appeals court reinstates voter ID law in Wisconsin
September 13, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law after the three-judge panel issued an order staying the injunction issued by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, stating that the state may require photo identifi....... [more]

Wisconsin judge approves same-sex adoption
September 11, 2014
A judge for Wisconsin's Dane County Circuit Court on Wednesday ruled that the marriage of a lesbian couple who wed in Iowa was constitutionally valid and that such marriages must be recognized under state adoption laws, approving the couple's adoption of their two children. The attorney for the Rile....... [more]

Indiana, Wisconsin ask Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases
September 10, 2014
Indiana and Wisconsin each asked the US Supreme Court on Tuesday to determine if same-sex marriage should be legal in all 50 states. These petitions bring the total number of same-sex marriage cases before the court to seven. The main questions asked in these cases are whether states can refuse to a....... [more]

US states ask Supreme Court to issue definitive ruling on same-sex marriage
September 5, 2014
Thirty-two states asked the US Supreme Court on Thursday to issue a definitive ruling on same-sex marriage. Fifteen states that allow gay marriage, led by Massachusetts, filed a brief asking the court to take up three cases from Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma and overturn the bans. Seventeen states tha....... [more]

Seventh Circuit upholds rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans in Indiana, Wisconsin
September 5, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Thursday upheld lower courts' decisions striking down the same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana. The court heard oral arguments on the bans in August. Writing for a unanimous court, Judge Richard Posner states that neither state has suppl....... [more]

Federal appeals court hears arguments on same-sex marriage
August 27, 2014
A three-judge panel from the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit heard arguments Tuesday on Wisconsin and Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage. The oral arguments lasted an hour and 40 minutes, during which judges directed tough questions to both sides. Some judges called the states' support o....... [more]

Federal judge denies stay of Wisconsin voter ID ruling
August 14, 2014
A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request by Wisconsin's Attorney General JB Van Hollen to stay the his April ruling against the state's voter identification law. The April ruling found that the Act 23 requirement that all residents present photo ID when voting violated the Voting Rights Act and....... [more]

Wisconsin high court upholds public unions restrictions and voter ID requirements
August 1, 2014
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday issued a pair of rulings limiting the ability of public sector employees to unionize and requiring voters to present identification. In a 5-2 decision in Madison Teachers, Inc. v. Walker, the court upheld legislation known as the Budget Repair Bill or Act 10 ....... [more]




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