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Gay Marriage News Watch: SCOTUS, LA, TX, and MO - VIDEO

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

AFER's Matt Baume reports on the Supreme Court's meeting today to decide whether to take up a gay marriage case, a state judge overturning Louisiana's gay marriage ban, updates from the Fifth Circuit, Missouri's ban being challenged in court, new...

Marriage cases from Louisiana and Texas will be heard by same three-judge panel in Fifth Circuit

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear marriage cases from Louisiana and Texas at the same time; both appeals will be heard by the same three-judge panel. The post Marriage cases from Louisiana and Texas will be heard by same three-judge panel in Fifth Circuit appeared first on Equality On Trial.

US Fifth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules Against Wind-Farm Owner Exelon In Dispute

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled against the Chicago-based energy producer Exelon in its dispute with Southwestern Public Service Company over pricing for power provided by the company’s Texas Panhandle wind farms, according to recent reports. Show More Summary

Ch-Ch-Changes: 5th Cir. Vacancies; Exact Change for Cashiers

For a long, long while, we've wondered what was up with the Fifth Circuit's longstanding vacancies. In fact, just last week, I was speculating about the cause of the vacancies (a Democratic president versus two Republican senators) on FindLaw's Strategist blog. Looks like I'm not the only one wondering what's......

Robet Oscar Lopez To Fifth Circuit: Stop Gay Marriage Because I Was A Prostitute

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Homocon horcrux Robert Oscar Lopez has filed a deranged amicus brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the ban on same-sex marriage in Texas. According to Lopez' brief, gay parents escape punishment for abusing their children because child welfare authorities fear appearing bigoted towards gays. Show More Summary

State officials in Louisiana ask Fifth Circuit to fast-track appeal and assign it to same panel as Texas marriage case

If granted, appeals from Louisiana and Texas would be heard by the same three-judge panel. The post State officials in Louisiana ask Fifth Circuit to fast-track appeal and assign it to same panel as Texas marriage case appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Texas Law Enforcement Groups File Brief With Fifth Circuit In Support of Marriage Equality

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A group of Texas county sheriffs and law enforcement officers have filed a brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week in support of marriage equality, The Texas Tribune reports: “Gay and lesbian law enforcement officers and other...

Texas Abortion Law: 5th Cir. Considers Stay Pending Appeal

On Friday, the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments on the issue of whether to issue an emergency stay of enforcement of Texas' abortion law pending resolution of the appeal.Recall that, in August, a federal district judge held unconstitutional a part of the law requiring abortion clinics to adhere to the......

Homocon "Ms." Robert Oscar Lopez Tries To File Anti-Gay Brief With Fifth Circuit

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Homocon horcrux Robert Oscar Lopez has filed an an amicus brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Texas' ban on same-sex marriage. At least, he tried to - but if you'll embiggen the above you'll see that the docket notice not only refers to Lopez as "Ms." but points out that he screwed up the filing.

Gay Marriage News Watch: Updates from VA, WI, UT, OK, IN, NV, HI, ID, OR, TX, KY, MI, OH, TN - VIDEO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

AFER's Matt Baume reports on the Supreme Court's upcoming consideration of gay marriage cases, upcoming rulings from the Ninth and Sixth Circuits, NOM's efforts to stop gay marriage in Oregon, cases heading to the Fifth Circuit, and Stuart Delery's promotion...

Fifth Circuit Denies Dow Chemical's $2 Billion Tax Shelter Deduction

The Fifth Circuit yesterday disallowed $2 billion in deduction claimed by Dow Chemical in a tax shelter promoted by Goldman Sachs and King & Spalding. Chemtech Royalty Associates v. United States, No. 13-30887 (5th Cir. Sept. 10, 2014). For more, see Reuters.

READ IT HERE: Plaintiffs’ brief in Fifth Circuit marriage equality case

Same-sex couples file their brief in Fifth Circuit challenging Texas' ban. The post READ IT HERE: Plaintiffs’ brief in Fifth Circuit marriage equality case appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Fed Court Grants Appeal In Abortion Case But Allows Clinics To Stay Open

AUSTIN, Texas — In a ruling issued Tuesday evening, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans granted the motion for stay pending appeal filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in the litigation challenging...Show More Summary

Police Must Ask Who Owns Which Bag When Searching Car: 5th Cir.

What is the scope of consent when the driver of a vehicle consents to a search of the car, but there are multiple passengers, all of whom have luggage in the trunk? The Fifth Circuit answered that question this week in U.S. v. Iraheta.The case involved a lawful traffic stop......

This Secret Abortion Doctor is the Only Reason Mississippi is Not Abortion Free

The State of Mississippi filed an appeal to the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday seeking a reversal of a last month’s ruling by a three member panel that has blocked implementation of a 2012 law that requires abortionists to maintain hospital privileges within 30 miles of their abortion facilities. If allowed to […]

BP Petitions Supreme Court for Review of Oil-Spill Settlement

BP has taken its last gasp of air as it seeks it's one and only option in the ongoing saga of the oil-spill settlement agreement the company hastily signed. After unsuccessful attempts with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the oil giant is now trying its hand with the......

TEXAS: 63 State Pols Sign Brief Linking Gay Marriage To Incest And Pedophilia

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

In an amicus brief to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that is signed by 63 state legislators, today the Texas Conservative Coalition compared same-sex marriage to incest, polygamy, and pedophilia. Via Lone Star Q: The brief states that U.S. Show More Summary

Court Put Promoting Abortion Ahead of Protecting Women’s Health in Mississippi Case

Striking down a state law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in local hospitals, a Fifth Circuit panel ignored Supreme Court precedent and instead requires that Mississippi ensure abortions—regardless of safety—are provided within its borders. Show More Summary

Fifth Circuit Disobeyed Supreme Court in Allowing Racial Preferences at UT-Austin

Ilya Shapiro Last year, in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Supreme Court delivered a blow to the use of racial preferences in university admissions by reversing a Fifth Circuit panel opinion that had allows the use of race in UT-Austin’s admissions policy. Show More Summary

Court Finds Act of Crossing State Lines to be an Unconstitutional Burden on Women Seeking Abortions

Last week, a panel sitting for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck down – by a 2 to 1 margin ? a 2012 Mississippi law as an undue burden on a woman's right to abortion.

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