Responding to the Nov. 20 ruling buy the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirming Albert Woodfox’s third overturned conviction, the New York Times has written a scathing editorial condemning the treatment of Albert Woodfox by the state of Louisiana. In response to the Fifth Circuit ruling, Amnesty International and Amnesty USA have each [...]
Yesterday afternoon in Portland, Oregon, the owners of Olympia based Ralph’s Thriftway were be in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals defending their right not to sell Plan B, a drug that causes early term abortions. No CGs – ADF: Govt shouldn’t force Christian pharmacists to dispense abortion-inducing drugs from ADF Media Relations […]
The Orlando-based Liberty Counsel today filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of Florida's ban on same-sex marriage. Last week Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed that court's first same-sex marriage appeal. Show More Summary
Via the Fairbanks Daily New-Miner: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Alaska's request that an 11-judge panel review a decision overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Now, gay and lesbian couples will continue...Show More Summary
Hoping to bypass the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Lambda Legal and the lawyers representing Forum for Equality Louisiana and seven same-sex Louisiana couples have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's August ruling upholding...
Mississippi's admitting privileges law will remain blocked after the full panel of 15 judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to hear the case again. Image: Shutterstock The post Mississippi’s Anti-Choice Admitting Privileges Law Dealt Another Blow appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Earlier today the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reconsider a ruling by a three-judge panel which blocked Mississippi from enforcing a law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The court offered no explanation. The effect is that the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s lone abortion clinic, […]
We are thrilled and honored to announce that just hours ago, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Brady’s 2013 ruling overturning Albert’s conviction for a third time in a 3-0, unanimous decision (view a PDF of the official court ruling here). Though the courts have finally ruled in the interest of justice, [...]
Fifth Circuit cases will be heard in early January. The post Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments in Texas, Louisiana marriage cases on January 9 appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Back in August, a federal district judge in Florida held that the state's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. That was, of course, a lifetime ago in light of what's happened since: The Supreme Court punted, the Sixth Circuit upheld, and same-sex marriage is the law in 33 states (for now).......
Yesterday the Fourth Circuit Court refused South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson's demand to continue the stay on same-sex marriages during his appeal. Almost simultaneously, a separate federal court ruled that South Carolina must...Show More Summary
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court decision that would have denied pastors their traditional tax exempt housing allowance which is normally a major part of their compensation package. Here’s the story from Christianity Today: Today, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s high-profile 2013 decision that the […]
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Tuesday to stay a District Court ruling from last week that struck down the gay marriage ban in South Carolina, meaning same-sex weddings could happen there as soon as Thursday. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, a Republican, said in a...
UPDATE: Lambda Legal reacts via press release: Today, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied the State of South Carolina’s motion to stay last week’s U.S. District Court ruling striking down the state’s discriminatory marriage ban, setting the stage for marriages to begin for same-sex couples at Noon on Thursday, November 20. Show More Summary
A federal judge has ruled that South Carolina’s marriage amendment is unconstitutional. The State Attorney General Alan Wilson said the decision will immediately be appealed to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. “Our state’s laws on marriage are not identical to those in other states,” he said. “Therefore, based on the time-honored tradition of […]
A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments Monday concerning whether an unusual gun law passed by voters in Sunnyvale, Calif., late last year is constitutional.
Gay couples can begin marrying in South Carolina on Thursday at noon after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the state's request for a stay. Last week after Gergel struck down the ban, Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a...
On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to halt a ruling by he U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit which had overturned an Arizona constitutional amendment banning bail for undocumented immigrants charged with serious crimes. Show More Summary
In August, leaders in the North Carolina legislature petitioned the United States Supreme Court to review a decision by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that prohibited the state from issuing “Choose Life” license plates. The district court decided in a 3-0 opinion, written by Judge James Wynn, that, “Chief amongst the evils the First […]
A federal judge has ruled that South Carolina’s marriage amendment is unconstitutional. The State Attorney General Alan Wilson said the decision will immediately be repealed to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. “Our state’s laws on marriage are not identical to those in other states,” he said. “Therefore, based on the time-honored tradition of […]