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  • Appeals court asks Florida Supreme Court to take up the issue of gay marriage

    Appeals court asks Florida Supreme Court to take up the issue of gay marriage
    An appeals court today asked the Florida Supreme Court take up the issue of gay marriage. The Second District Court of Appeal passed up its chance to make a ruling on the issue, that of two Tampa women who had asked a judge in Hillsborough County to give...
  • Gay marriage issue lands at Florida Supreme Court

    TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - The hot topic of same-sex marriage was sent to the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case brought by two women appealing a Tampa judge's denial of their divorce petition. The Second District Court of Appeal asked the Supreme...
  • Mexican family files suit accusing U.S. agents in border death

    (Reuters) - Relatives of a Mexican man they said was shot dead by U.S. agents on the Mexican side of the border in 2012 filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking $40 million damages from the United States for what the family claims was an excessive and illegal...
  • Lawsuit filed over Purple Line's environmental impact

    Lawsuit filed over Purple Line's environmental impact
    A Washington-area trail users' group and a pair of environmental advocates have filed suit to block the Purple Line, contending the $2.4 billion light-rail project in the DC suburbs threatens to harm two species of endangered crustaceans that live in...
  • In other election news, results 3B

    At the polls Some polling locations with more than one precinct had technical issues for about an hour Tuesday morning, said Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher. The new iPad mini voter sign-ins were collecting information from one precinct but not...
  • S.C. Supreme Court approves workers' compensation for kickball injury

    (Reuters) - A South Carolina man who shattered two leg bones during a company kickball game is entitled to workers' compensation benefits because he was required to attend the event as part of his job, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday....
  • Top architect Hadid files defamation lawsuit over book review

    Top architect Hadid files defamation lawsuit over book review
    Zaha Hadid, an award-winning architect known for futuristic designs, sued The New York Review of Books and the architecture critic Martin Filler on Thursday over alleged defamatory statements about her in a recent book review. Hadid, who was born in...
  • Detroit, hold-out creditors must go to bankruptcy mediation: judge

    (Reuters) - Detroit and its major hold-out creditors were ordered on Tuesday into mediation, just a week before a key federal court hearing is to start in the city's historic bankruptcy case. The move followed a Monday hearing before U.S. Bankruptcy...
  • O'Malley appoints General Assembly's top lawyer as judge

    O'Malley appoints General Assembly's top lawyer as judge
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed the lawyer who defends the General Assembly to a seat on the state's second highest court. O'Malley on Tuesday appointed Dan Friedman, an assistant attorney general, to the at-large position on Maryland's Court of...
  • Vote today: Your voice matters

     Vote today: Your voice matters
    Today is your chance to be heard. Today is Primary Election Day, when Democrats and Republicans choose their nominees for county, state and federal races. Also, voters of all stripes — including those with no stripes at all — will decide who...
  • Indiana, Wisconsin grilled over gay marriage bans

    Indiana, Wisconsin grilled over gay marriage bans
    The debate over same-sex marriage jumped off to a quick and heated start at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday, as officials from Indiana and Wisconsin found themselves on the defensive as they sought to preserve their states'...