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  • Federal judge stays Ala. gay marriage ruling 2 weeks, refuses to put it on indefinite hold

    A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo. U.S. District Judge Callie V. S. Granade refused the Alabama attorney general's...
  • Appeals court won't reconsider cruise malpractice ruling

    Appeals court won't reconsider cruise malpractice ruling
    MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision that opens the door for cruise ship passengers to sue for medical malpractice. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week rejected a bid by Royal Caribbean Cruise...
  • High court must not perpetuate segregation

    The following editorial appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Thursday, Jan. 22: A lot of discomfort is in store no matter which way the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the Inclusive Communities Project case, which challenges how Texas decides the...
  • State high court's vote affecting Scout affiliation stirs debate anew

    When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised. The issue, which had been roiling through the legal community for...
  • Juvenile sexting law needs to be fixed, Florida appeals court rules

    Juvenile sexting law needs to be fixed, Florida appeals court rules
    Had she done it two years earlier, a teenage girl who used her cell phone to "sext," or send a picture of her privates to a classmate, would have been in big trouble. But a Florida law designed to go easy on juveniles who transmit nude images turned out...
  • Lots of changes underway in Peninsula judgeships

    There's been a lot of turnover in Peninsula judgeships of late — with more forthcoming this year. The biggest news last week was that York-Poquoson Circuit Court Judge Richard Y. AtLee Jr. landed a spot on the Virginia Court of Appeals, beating...
  • Advocates cheer ruling overturning Alabama gay marriage ban, state seeks to put order on hold

    The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state. Attorney General Luther Strange's office...
  • GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights before Supreme Court rules on gay marriage

    A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
  • Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

    Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns
    If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason. The Supreme Court's 2010...
  • Church property fight turns on Constitutional issues

    The legal fight over land playing out between the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and a tiny Middle River church is one of the rare lawsuits filed against the denomination in the state. But it's one of dozens of such cases across the nation over 30 years...
  • Supreme Court will hear challenge to Oklahoma execution drug

    A week after the Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote cleared the way for an Oklahoma man to be executed using a controversial new drug, the justices agreed to hear a legal challenge that the drug amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. The sudden turn of...