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9th Circuit Denies NOM Request To Halt Gay Marriages In Oregon: READ

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked a request from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to halt gay marriages in Oregon, The Oregonian reports: The action comes in the wake of the May 19 decision by U.S. District...

U.S. court clears FedEx Ground drivers to pursue wage, benefit claims

Groups of mostly former FedEx drivers in California and Oregon can move forward with lawsuits alleging they are owed unpaid wages and benefits under state and federal labor laws after a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in Portland,...Show More Summary

Appeals court overturns convictions in Amish hair hate-crime attacks

An appeals court Wednesday overturned hate-crime convictions for 16 attacks on Amish communities in 2011. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the jury had "received incorrect instructions about how to weigh the role of religion in the attacks," according to The Associated Press. Show More Summary

Docs v. Glocks Case Fires Up in Florida: ACLU Files Brief on First Amendment Speech Rights

Florida physicians are caught in the National Rifle Association's crosshairs of censorship. That's the gist of the ACLU Foundation of Florida's argument in a brief filed this week with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in the case of Wollschlaeger vs. Show More Summary

7 Moments That Will Make You Want To Gay Marry Judge Richard Posner: PHOTOS

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Yesterday, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard two cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. There was a lot of speculation as to who would be on the three judge panel that would hear the case....

10th Circuit Grants Utah Extension To File Appeal Of Gay Marriage Ruling: VIDEO

14 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request by the state of Utah to extend its deadline for filing an appeal in a case challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to KSL Utah. Utah Attorney General Sean...

Federal Judge Appointed By Ronald Reagan Shreds Indiana's Lawyer During Oral Arguments About Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban

You'll want to listen to Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher try to defend Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals this morning—you'll particularly want to listen if you're a gay parent. The full recording is here. Show More Summary

Appeals Judges in Chicago Hear Challenges to States’ Same-Sex Marriage Bans

On Tuesday, Judge Richard Posner and two other judges on the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, David Hamilton and Ann Williams, heard arguments in two same-sex marriage cases, one from Wisconsin and the other from Indiana.

Planned Parenthood Committed Over $200 Million in Fraud, Will it be Held Accountable?

At the ACLJ, we have been working overtime to get a whistleblower case against Planned Parenthood back on track after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the case dismissed. Helping that effort are two friend-of-the-court briefs filed, urging the Ninth Circuit to change its mind and send […]

7th Circuit Hears Challenges To Same-Sex Marriage Bans in Indiana and Wisconsin: LISTEN

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals today heard oral arguments in two cases that challenged the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, respectively. As the AP reports, the three judge panel composed of Judges Richard Posner, Anne...

Audio: #7thCircuit considers whether marital discrimination is as ugly as other forms (hint: it is)

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Via Freedom to Marry comes the oral arguments from today's Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals hearing. There were two cases, one out of Indiana and one out of Wisconsin, and the three judges' questioning (at a court known to be...

Seventh Circuit Reveals Three Judge Panel To Hear Today's Gay Marriage Case

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As Ari Ezra Waldman reported earlier, today's hearing on marriage equality before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hinges in some part at least on the three judges chosen to hear the arguments. Those judges have now been revealed as...

Video: Right-side-of-history activists rally in Chicago (#7thCircuit #HoosiersInLove)

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Today in Chicago, couples from Wisconsin and Indiana head to Chicago's Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, where they will make the case for basic fairness under the law. Last night, in that same Windy City, was another chance to make...

Marriage Equality Supporters Just Won The Lottery In A Federal Appeals Court

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is a very conservative court, but the panel hearing two marriage equality cases is likely to support gay rights. The post Marriage Equality Supporters Just Won The Lottery In A Federal Appeals Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Marriage Equality Goes Before the 7th Circuit: A Preview

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN Marriage equality gets another hearing before another federal appellate court this morning. Before an as-yet-to-be-named three-judge panel of the Chicago-based Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, gay and lesbian couples in Indiana and Wisconsin will argue that,...

TODAY: Seventh Circuit Court To Hear Marriage Cases From Indiana & Wisconsin

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

A long line has formed outside the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago this morning for today's hearing of the marriage equality lawsuits for Indiana and Wisconsin. I'll be posting live-tweets from the scene and audio/video as it becomes available. Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson is on the scene.

Indiana, Wisconsin couples in gay marriage case

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling. Each case deals with whether statewide gay marriage bans violate the Constitution.

Federal appeals panel questions proof-of-citizenship rules for voters

With state and national elections looming, the rhetoric turned up a notch at a U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing Monday as the Kansas attorney general argued that the federal government was interfering with his and other states’ right to tightly control who votes.

Marriage Equality Advocates to Rally in Chicago Today on Eve of Seventh Circuit Arguments

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Midwestern same-sex couples, LGBT supporters, and faith leaders will rally in the Chicago Federal Plaza this afternoon on the eve of marriage cases before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals tomorrow. Illinois state Rep. Greg Harris, author of the new...

Order 1000 Upheld on Appeal: A Closer Look at the Good News for Clean Energy

In finding all of the challenges to FERC Order 1000’s public policy-related provisions “without merit” in it's ruling, the D.C. Circuit Court embraced Order 1000’s role in integrating renewable energy like wind and solar power onto the electrical grid. read more

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