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  • Federal court takes up gay marriage cases from 4 states

    A federal appeals panel in Cincinnati heard arguments Wednesday from six same-sex marriage cases that have worked their way through the courts in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. In all six cases, judges in lower courts have affirmed gay rights...
  • Republicans may hate Obamacare, but it's still the law of the land and the president is obliged to enforce it [Letter]

    Republicans may hate Obamacare, but it's still the law of the land and the president is obliged to enforce it [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on the folly of House Republicans' threat to impeach President Barack Obama, the real constitutional crisis is an unimpeachable president; House Speaker John Boehner is right to dismiss such talk as futile ("Impeachment...
  • Tony Stewart, taxis, and Trader Joe's: Letters

    Tony Stewart, taxis, and Trader Joe's: Letters
    George Díaz's column, "Tragedy should reform Stewart," in Monday's Sentinel on the sad death of Kevin Ward Jr., was off the mark. He wrote it as if Tony Stewart's passion for racing was the cause of Ward's death. The cause of Ward's death, sadly, was...
  • Convicted Missouri killer executed Wednesday; parents got 'justice'

    Convicted Missouri killer executed Wednesday; parents got 'justice'
    A Missouri man convicted in the rape and murder of a 24-year-old woman was executed at 12:01 a.m. Wednedsay after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay and Gov. Jay Nixon rejected his plea for clemency, according to statements issued Tuesday. Michael...
  • With same-sex marriage comes divorce and plenty of other business for lawyers

    With same-sex marriage comes divorce and plenty of other business for lawyers
    Within days of Pennsylvania's historic marriage-equality decision, life became easier for thousands of same-sex couples. Gone was the need for legal gymnastics to secure even the most fundamental rights and benefits every other married couple obtained...
  • Utah, Virginia want Supreme Court to settle same-sex marriage issue

    Two states, coming from different sides of the gay marriage debate, said Tuesday that they were appealing the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking a constitutional ruling that will finally settle the question of whether same-sex couples have a right...
  • U.S. Supreme Court asks board to take 'appropriate action' in lawyer's appeal for Ballard

    Pennsylvania legal regulators often receive referrals against lawyers accused of wrongdoing. Rarely, though, do they come from the U.S. Supreme Court. That's what happened Monday in mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard's case, in which he has accused a...
  • AbbVie won't appeal gay rights ruling to Supreme Court

    AbbVie won't appeal gay rights ruling to Supreme Court
    AbbVie Inc will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a ruling in a lawsuit brought against the company that extended landmark constitutional protections for gays and lesbians, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. The issue arose when a gay man was...
  • Virginia same-sex marriage: Lawyers argue for immediate enforcement

    Virginia same-sex marriage: Lawyers argue for immediate enforcement
    Lawyers for two couples pressing to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage asked an appeals court on Monday to allow the "immediate enforcement" of a federal judge's ruling that the state cannot prohibit gay and lesbian couples from getting married....
  • California Supreme Court blocks Citizens United measure from ballot

    California Supreme Court blocks Citizens United measure from ballot
    The California Supreme Court on Monday halted state action on a non-binding ballot measure seeking voter opinion about a landmark U.S. Supreme Court campaign finance decision known as Citizens United, a move supporters and opponents agree will remove...
  • MdTA police launch probe of K-9 unit

    MdTA police launch probe of K-9 unit
    The Maryland Transportation Authority says it has launched an investigation into its police K-9 unit after the dogs' head trainer alleged problems with the drug-sniffing hounds. The trainer said in a deposition that he had discovered deficiencies in the...