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  • Evolving awareness is cause for same-sex-marriage optimism in court

    Evolving awareness is cause for same-sex-marriage optimism in court
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Ohio case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, as well as three related cases from Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The court is then expected to decide whether the Constitution requires states to...
  • Judge delays rulings on matters in murder trial pending decision on his status

    Judge delays rulings on matters in murder trial pending decision on his status
    An Orange County judge presiding over the case of a Costa Mesa man accused of two killings said Friday that he will not rule on contentious motions leading up to the trial until the state's highest court decides whether he should stay on the case....
  • Casino doesn't have to pay grandmother $41M jackpot: 'I was hoping to help my children'

    Casino doesn't have to pay grandmother $41M jackpot: 'I was hoping to help my children'
    As a 90-year-old grandmother, Pauline McKee tries to maintain a sweet disposition. When she played a penny slot machine that told her she had won more than $41 million, the Antioch woman remained pretty calm. “That was nice,” she said,...
  • Mayor: As same-sex marriage cases advance, city does too

    The mayor of an Ohio city that endured a lengthy battle over gay rights more than a decade ago led a "send-off" Friday for plaintiffs in the same-sex marriage cases that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court next week. About a third of the 30-plus...
  • Christie warns judges about wading into budget disputes

    Gov. Chris Christie's administration warned the state Supreme Court on Friday that if it mandates certain pension contributions, judges could get dragged into future budget disputes. Lawyers for the state government made their case in a filing in one...
  • Oscar Ramirez Jr.'s parents file suit against L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.

    Oscar Ramirez Jr.'s parents file suit against L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.
    The parents of Oscar Ramirez Jr., an unarmed man fatally shot by a deputy last year in Paramount, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The civil lawsuit was filed shortly after 11 a.m. in federal...
  • Gallo Guilty Plea Expected In House Campaign Probe

    Gallo Guilty Plea Expected In House Campaign Probe
    Former House Republicans chief of staff George Gallo is expected to plead guilty to a mail fraud charge in federal court Monday in connection with an allegation that he was paid to steer GOP legislative candidates to a direct mail and printing business,...
  • Petition drive to open solar energy market moves ahead

    Petition drive to open solar energy market moves ahead
    A petition drive to let Floridians vote on opening the solar energy market to competition has moved another step forward. Florida's Attorney General's Office sent the state Supreme Court proposed language for the next year's ballot and requested an...
  • Court: acquitted Miami Lakes mayor should get old job back

    Michael Pizzi should be restored as Miami Lakes mayor after his acquittal on federal corruption charges even though a replacement mayor was elected, a state appeals court ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal rejected...
  • Supreme Court should call off the police dogs

    Supreme Court should call off the police dogs
    The law makes it easy for police to stop a car because of a minor infraction — even if the real reason for the stop is a hunch or a hope that the officer will find drugs or other evidence of a more serious crime. The Supreme Court exacerbated that...
  • Herring headed to Supreme Court for gay marriage arguments

    We assume television cameras will be rolling next week as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up gay marriage arguments, because Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring plans to be there. Herring filed an amicus brief in this case, Obergefell v. Hodges. He's...