Kim Davis is under an order to issue marriage licenses to all eligible couples beginning Monday, but she wants the high court to stop it. read more
A Kentucky county clerk petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday for an emergency order allowing her to continue to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a move coming two days after a federal appeals court rejected her request. Show More Summary
By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor A sign of the current education situation in Washington State took a turn for the obvious when, showing a fundamental lack of knowledge of basic civics, a coalition of Washington State Senators declared an order of the State Supreme Court to be Unconstitutional. That’s right, the several senators seem to […]
Family members in the TLC series, Sister Wives, has used the U.S. Supreme court ruling on gay marriage to help support their claim to practice polygamy without the threat of criminal charges. A statement on the current court appeal by Sister Wives’ Kody Brown and his four wives, challenging a Utah judge’s decision to strike... Show More Summary
After defying multiple orders to issue marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, a Kentucky clerk is taking her case to the Supreme Court. Rowan County clerk Kim Davis on Friday filed an emergency request with the court to put a temporary...Show More Summary
Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Well, who saw this one coming? Rowan County clerk Kim Davis is now appealing to the Supreme Court justices who legalized same-sex marriage to protect her right not to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
As expected, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis is attempting to get the highest court in the land to intervene in her anti-gay crusade. In an emergency application filed today, Davis asked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan to issue a stay on a federa… The post Here’s Anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis’s SCOTUS Emergency Stay Request: READ appeared first on Towleroad.
Stop me if you've heard this story before: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that same-sex marriage is in fact a right, and a county clerk decides that it's her personal mission to refuse to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Okay, so, you might have heard it a few times,... Continue reading
The CEO of Ashley Madison resigned today. Only a few thousand female users of Ashley Madison actually messaged with anyone on the site, according to a Gizmodo analysis of account data. While some inactive profiles were created by real...Show More Summary
Demonstrators can’t use the Supreme Court’s outdoor plaza as a stage for their messages, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court can keep protestors off its plaza, appeals court rules appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion legalizing same-sex marriage, it's unlikely that he intended to compose a preface for wedding vows. Yet his conclusion has become just that.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied a request by three Oklahoma death row inmates for a rehearing of their case in order to re-examine the constitutionality of capital punishment. The high court's order denying the rehearing petition was issued without comment or dissent.
Days after the Supreme Court brought marriage equality to America in Obergefell v. Hodges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a formal opinion of dubious accuracy encouraging anti-gay clerks to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Show More Summary
FairVote: FairVote provides its innovative analysis and pro-voter perspective to activists, local and state policymakers, and to all three branches of the federal government. This month, FairVote submitted amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs along with the Center for … Continue reading ?
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has unanimously approved a resolution backing the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling legalizing marriage equality nationwide. The Washington Blade reports: “Same-sex marriage is a constitutionally guarante… The post DNC Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision appeared first on Towleroad.
Adam Liptak in the NYT: Mr. Feldman conducted an extensive analysis of overlapping language, using anti-plagiarism software to detect similar wording in briefs and opinions from 1946 to 2014. The study and related findings were based on almost 10,000 briefs … Continue reading ?
WSJ editorial: Wisconsin’s Supreme Court shut down the John Doe investigation of conservative groups in July, but it turns out the probe was even worse than the judges knew. Documents filed at the state Supreme Court opposing Special Prosecutor Francis … Continue reading ?
The Supreme Court won't be reconsidering an explosive ruling it issued in June that upheld the legality of the lethal injection in Oklahoma. In a one-line order on Friday, the court denied rehearing Glossip v. Gross, a fractious decision...Show More Summary