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  • Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional
    The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a Norfolk federal judge's ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage — saying that "denying same-sex couples this choice prohibits them from participating fully in our society."...
  • Court ruling overturning Va. gay-marriage ban brings joy and ire

    Court ruling overturning Va. gay-marriage ban brings joy and ire
    One side was smiling, the other subdued as the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the second federal appeals court to reject state efforts to say marriage was just for couples of one man and one woman....
  • Criticism arises after children are rushed to see immigration judges

    Unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at the border are being placed first in line to go before U.S. immigration judges under a new federal policy, prompting criticism from attorneys who say some immigrants have been given less than 48 hours to...
  • Donald Sterling loses court battle to prevent sale of Clippers

    A judge gave Shelly Sterling a sweeping victory Monday afternoon and cleared the way for Steve Ballmer’s record $2-billion purchase of the Clippers to proceed. In a tentative oral decision, Judge Michael Levanas ruled in Sterling’s favor...
  • Virginia gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, federal court rules

    Virginia gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, federal court rules
    Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a federal appellate court ruled Monday, becoming the second appellate circuit to rule on an issue almost certainly headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. A panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of...
  • Here's the single best analysis of the Halbig anti-Obamacare ruling

    Here's the single best analysis of the Halbig anti-Obamacare ruling
    Northwestern University law and political science professor Andrew Koppelman moves past the absurd legal theory underlying the Halbig ruling on the Affordable Care Act -- in which a federal appeals court invalidated subsidies provided to insurance...
  • McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial

    McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial
    RICHMOND — Bob and Maureen McDonnell start the trial Monday that will dictate the rest of their lives. Also on trial: Unsavory cash-fueled elements of politics, and Virginia's particular tradition of donor generosity toward the state's political...
  • The Virginia cases at the heart of the ruling rejecting the state's same sex marriage ban

    Today's appeals court ruling that Virginia's same sex marriage ban is unconstitutional is anchored in two critical human rights cases from the state. At the heart of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling is the view that marriage is a...
  • Chicago alderman arrested for DUI

    Chicago alderman arrested for DUI
    A Northwest Side alderman was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, an Illinois State Police spokeswoman said today. Ald. Rey Colon, 35th, was stopped about 1 a.m. Friday on the Eisenhower Expressway...
  • NBA pleased with ruling Shelly Sterling can sell Clippers

    NBA pleased with ruling Shelly Sterling can sell Clippers
    The NBA's reaction to the Sterling probate court hearing was predictable. Relief on all counts. For now. The league quickly released a statement Monday after a judge ruled in favor of Shelly Sterling, not Donald Sterling, in a tentative oral decision....
  • Obamacare teeters on a typo

    Remember how Democrats rushed into passing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act back in 2010 while they still had the votes? Now health care for millions teeters on a typo. The fate of ACA, also known — thanks to clever conservative...