AFER's Matt Baume reports on the beating that anti-gay forces took at the Seventh Circuit last week; the upcoming oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit; Utah, Virginia and Oklahoma's petitions to the Supreme Court, the National Organization for Marriage's setback...
Clip recap: Anti-gay attorneys took a beating before the Seventh Circuit last week, trying and failing to defend marriage bans before a panel of hostile judges. Now all eyes are on the Supreme Court to see which cases they'll take up in their fall session. Show More Summary
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A tricky evidentiary ruling will allow Google to keep secret the identity of a blogger accused of defamation.
Earlier this week, we reported that plaintiffs in the case challenging Utah's ban on same-sex marriage have filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to finally weigh in on the question of whether all citizens have a fundamental right to...
A man has withdrawn his Supreme Court case against Jamaica's antigay law out of fear for his safety. read more
It's rare that the winning parties in a case will ask for a review of their victories, but that's exactly what's happening in the three leading states with marriage equality cases. read more
One year Washington's $52.6 billion "black budget" exposed: Among the notable revelations in the budget summary: Spending by the CIA has surged past that of every other spy agency, with $14.7 billion in requested funding for 2013. Read the rest
The digital company also renews a challenge to the irreparable harm faced by TV broadcasters read more
Of the 144 different measures so far on election ballots this November across the country, one of the most important is Tennessee’s Amendment 1. If passed, it will eliminate one of the most egregious state supreme court decisions in U.S. history and open the door to commonsense health and safety standards that will protect the […]
We recently reported on the Alabama Supreme Court decision allowing brand-name drug manufacturers to be held liable for injuries sustained from generics. The decision has prompted a whole host of hand-wringing and a parade of horribles from places like The Wall Street Journal and Claims Journal. The three separate dissents......
When the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated President Obama's NLRB "recess" appointments in NLRB v. Noel Canning, the question arose: what happens to all the decisions these now-unlawfully-appointed NLRB members made? That's the first issue the Tenth Circuit had to grapple with in Teamsters Local Union No. 455 v. NLRB (Harborlite).......
Corbis Unions have taken a beating this year from state courts and legislatures. The most notable beat-down came in Wisconsin this summer when the state Supreme Court upheld a law limiting collective bargaining rights for public workers. Show More Summary
It's been a slow week in the Eleventh Circuit. Last week, though, was a doozey. A Florida judge ruled the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Alabama's Supreme Court said that injured consumers could go after brand-name pharmaceutical companies for problems caused by generics (provoking no small amount of controversy). With......
Clerk McQuigg has filed her petition. The post New petition to review Virginia same-sex marriage case filed at Supreme Court appeared first on Equality On Trial.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire's Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Thursday's announcement that Pennsylvania will expand its Medicaid program brings the country one state closer to the original expansion outlined under Obamacare. But because of the Supreme Court's 2012 decision making the expansion a voluntary program, there are still 23 states that haven't expanded public health insurance to all of their low-income residents. The expansion […]
India's coal bubble is perilously close to bursting. This week the Indian court system handed down three landmark energy rulings. While an ultimate decision still looms, the combined weight of these initial rulings reaffirms one thing...Show More Summary
As we all know, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the Aereo case two months ago – but that wasn’t the end of the matter by any means. The Court’s decision left a number of questions unanswered. And, as has been the case sinceShow More Summary
Jason Bedrick Yesterday, on the same day that the New Hampshire Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the state’s scholarship tax credit law, a district court judge struck down Oklahoma’s special-needs voucher law. Both vouchers and scholarship tax credit laws are constitutional under the U.S. Show More Summary