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  • Federal judge who issued Kentucky gay marriage rulings dies

    A federal judge whose ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on gay marriage led to an appeal heard this week in the U.S. Supreme Court died Wednesday. He was 66. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II died at home in Louisville surrounded by family after...
  • Bill would take Alabama out of marriage license business

    A state senator who wants to take Alabama out of the marriage license business says he's not targeting same-sex couples but trying to remove government from the process. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill by Sen. Greg Albritton,...
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals defers gay marriage cases

    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals deferred arguments and a decision Wednesday on same-sex marriage cases in four states until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue, allowing the appeals court to potentially rule on any matters not addressed by the...
  • Why Medicaid expansion does not work for Florida

    Why Medicaid expansion does not work for Florida
          In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court gave states the option to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare and Florida has chosen not to expand. There are principled reasons for declining to grow a program that currently covers 3.7 million Floridians at a cost...
  • Freemansburg man convicted in federal Facebook threat case now charged in domestic assault

    Freemansburg man convicted in federal Facebook threat case now charged in domestic assault
    While the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on whether a Freemansburg man was wrongly imprisoned for threats of violence on Facebook, he has been arrested on charges he hit his girlfriend's mother with a pot. Anthony Elonis, 31, was convicted in 2011...
  • Justice Kennedy sent clearer signal in 2013 marriage case

    Two years ago, Justice Anthony Kennedy left little doubt during Supreme Court arguments that a part of the federal anti-gay marriage law was doomed. When the justices heard arguments Tuesday in a broader case about the right of same-sex couples to...
  • High court upholds ban on judge hopefuls soliciting campaign cash

    High court upholds ban on judge hopefuls soliciting campaign cash
    WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a Florida case that states can ban judicial candidates from personally asking for campaign contributions, a decision aimed at protecting the impartiality of elected judges. The justices' 5-...
  • Same-sex marriage: Supreme Court Justices don't know much about history

    Same-sex marriage: Supreme Court Justices don't know much about history
    The most interesting, and dispiriting, aspect of Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments on same-sex marriage was the absence in the court chamber of any real understanding of the history of marriage.  Several justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts,...
  • Justices uphold limits on judges' appeals for campaign cash

    A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states can ban judicial candidates from personally asking for campaign contributions, in a decision aimed at protecting the impartiality of elected judges. The justices' 5-4 ruling means that restrictions on...
  • Can you run from police? US courts apply a double standard

    When police spotted Freddie Gray and he took off running through his Baltimore neighborhood, officers made a split-second decision to give chase, setting in motion his death in custody and rioting in the streets. Fleeing from police is not, by itself,...
  • 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...