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  • California death penalty unconstitutional, judge says

    California death penalty unconstitutional, judge says
    California’s death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a federal judge ruled in a case that could work its way up through the court system. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled Wednesday on a...
  • Mother suing Border Patrol in Mexico boy's 2012 death wants answers

    Mother suing Border Patrol in Mexico boy's 2012 death wants answers
    The mother of a Mexican teenager killed in Mexico when at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire north of the border has filed suit, alleging that the agent violated the law, her attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday....
  • Billionaire makes final push to bar public access to Martin's Beach

    A San Mateo County Superior Court judge heard closing arguments Wednesday in the latest battle over access through private land to a beloved beach — one that could lead to the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the questions raised that are likely to be...
  • Blago lawyers: Supreme Court decision supports ex-governor's appeal

    Blago lawyers: Supreme Court decision supports ex-governor's appeal
    In a filing Wednesday with the federal appeals court in Chicago, an attorney for Rod Blagojevich contends that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision supports the former governor’s position on a key issue in the appeal of his corruption conviction....
  • Hobby Lobby and the contraception it opposed

    Hobby Lobby and the contraception it opposed
    In the recent Hobby Lobby decision addressing the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate for women's contraception, the U.S. Supreme Court raised several issues about religious freedom and the rights of corporations. What it didn't consider was whether...
  • Arizona killer takes 2 hours to die, fueling lethal-injection debate

    A convicted murderer in Arizona gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes after a lethal injection Wednesday, his attorneys and witnesses said, dying in a botched execution that prompted the governor to order an investigation and the state Supreme Court...
  • Onward non-Christian soldiers -- losers in the Supreme Court battle over government prayer have opened up a new front

     
    Friday's print column For the first major shot in the invocation wars, the 344-word “prayer” Dan Courtney read Tuesday night was a gentle salvo. No defiance. No anger. No disrespect. Just a few morsels of humanistic uplift — “it...
  • 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....
  • Intent clear on subsidies for insurance

    Intent clear on subsidies for insurance
    Floridians should hope that judicial activists who want to undermine the Affordable Care Act don't succeed, and there's no good reason they should. Last Tuesday, a pair of federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on similar challenges to the...
  • 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...