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  • Appeals court rejects Bondi's request to hold off on deciding gay marriage cases in Florida

    A state appeals court on Thursday rejected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's request to hold off on deciding the constitutionality of Florida's gay-marriage ban until after the U.S. Supreme Court someday rules on the issue, the Miami Herald reported....
  • Opponents of tuition vouchers file lawsuit in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Opponents of tuition vouchers in Florida filed suit on Thursday against the state's corporate tax credit scholarship program, saying it illegally subsidizes religious schools and violates the state's requirement to guarantee...
  • Convicted Rapist Who Skipped Sentencing Despite GPS Monitoring Is Arrested

    Convicted Rapist Who Skipped Sentencing Despite GPS Monitoring Is Arrested
    Nearly a month after skipping out on his scheduled sentencing for a 2012 rape, authorities caught up Thursday with Dardian Celaj, the Albanian national and convicted felon who managed to elude court-ordered round-the-clock GPS tracking. U.S. marshals...
  • Florida appeals court says state can rule on gay marriage ban

    MIAMI (Reuters) - An appeals court in Florida on Thursday rejected a motion by its attorney general that urged the state's top court to delay a ruling on its same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court eventually decides on the issue. Florida...
  • Judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against Samsung

    Judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against Samsung
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc's latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars. Apple won a $120 million jury verdict against...
  • Appeals court revives suit against Anaheim police in fatal shooting

    Appeals court revives suit against Anaheim police in fatal shooting
    A lawsuit filed by the family of a man Anaheim police shot and killed during a traffic stop should proceed to trial, a federal appeals court decided Thursday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning a lower court’...
  • Gay rights activists face charges over sit-in at Utah Legislature

    SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Thirteen Utah gay rights activists briefly arrested six months ago during a sit-in at the State Capitol to demand lawmakers consider an anti-discrimination bill are now facing misdemeanor charges linked to the protest, according...
  • Crystal Lake bleachers flap still unresolved

     Crystal Lake bleachers flap still unresolved
    When homeowners learned last summer that Crystal Lake South High School was installing a large new set of bleachers near their properties, two families filed a lawsuit but resigned themselves to the fact that the matter likely wouldn't be resolved...
  • Primary Election Results 2014

    Primary Election Results 2014
    About 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office finished counting ballots from all of the county's 577 precincts. Less than 600 absentee ballots were still being counted, but Supervisor Brenda Snipes said they would finish this...
  • Judges ask pointed questions about same-sex marriage bans in Wis., Ind.

    Judges ask pointed questions about same-sex marriage bans in Wis., Ind.
    Attorneys for Indiana and Wisconsin faced tough, pointed questions from a panel of three federal appeals judges in this morning’s arguments over bans on gay marriage in those states. Judge Richard Posner waited just about a minute before...
  • Court hears arguments on voters having to prove citizenship

    One day before Arizona’s primary election, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver heard arguments Monday on the constitutionality of voters having to prove citizenship through a passport or birth certificate before they can register to...