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  • RJ Reynolds' $23-billion punitive damage award unlikely to stand: experts

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A decision by a Florida jury to impose punitive damages of $23.6 billion against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company on Friday is likely to be rejected on appeal or the award reduced substantially, lawyers with expertise in jury awards said...
  • Howard L. Simon: Ruling in Florida only the beginning

    Prompted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the ACLU’s case on behalf of Edie Windsor that struck down the heart of the Defense of Marriage Act, the law prohibiting the federal government from recognizing marriages of same-sex couples,...
  • U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obama health care law

    U.S. Appeals court throws out artist's Obamacare challenge
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a long-shot challenge to the Obamacare health law brought by an Iowa artist. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected claims made by Matt Sissel, who was...
  • U.S. Supreme Court grants Utah's appeal to stay gay marriage court order

    U.S. Supreme Court grants Utah's appeal to stay gay marriage court order
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to a request from Utah for an emergency stay of an appeals court order that told the state to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed there pending an appeal. The appeal for a stay by Utah's...
  • Hobby Lobby expanding in South Florida

    Hobby Lobby expanding in South Florida
    Hobby Lobby is spreading across South Florida as if nothing happened. The hobby and crafts retailer has found itself at the center of a maelstrom since winning a U.S. Supreme Court case June 30 that combined the flash points of birth control and...
  • Utah to seek U.S. Supreme Court review of gay marriage ruling

    The state of Utah will seek to appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court a lower court ruling that upheld same-sex marriage, officials announced on Wednesday. On June 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled against Utah's same-sex...
  • Employees should pay for contraceptives

    The U.S. Supreme Court didn't go far enough. No insurance program should be allowed to pay for contraceptives. Birth control is a voluntary act and those who do not want to get pregnant should pay for their contraceptives. This country is becoming a...
  • Supreme Court Justice Alito denies Schuylkill clerk's bid on gay marriage

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday denied a request from a Schuylkill County clerk who was seeking a stay of a lower court decision that had allowed gay marriage to go into effect in Pennsylvania. Schuylkill County...
  • Sen. Mark Udall skips Obama Colorado visit to focus on women's issues

    Home state visits by President Obama have been a tricky business for this year’s crop of vulnerable Senate Democrats. So when Obama made his swing through Colorado on Wednesday to raise money for Mark Udall’s campaign, the senator opted...
  • Chicago ward remap challenge loses appeal

    Chicago ward remap challenge loses appeal
    A group challenging the remap of Chicago’s new ward boundaries lost its appeal in federal court on Wednesday. The League of Women Voters of Chicago filed a lawsuit in April 2013 alleging the city’s new map was unconstitutional because it had...
  • Some state workers exempt from drug tests

    Gov. Rick Scott has capitulated in his crusade to require all state workers to submit to suspicionless drug tests, giving up on about half of the state's classes of workers in a drawn-out legal battle that could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court....