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Euro court censures low e-book tax

Electronic books are not eligible for a reduction in sales tax under EU rules, the European Union’s top court said yesterday. ||| Sapa-dpa Luxembourg ELECTRONIC books are not eligible for a reduction in sales tax under EU rules, theShow More Summary

How Will Supreme Court Fall on Obamacare Subsidies?

White House contends plaintiffs in "really take four words out of context in a 900-page law" to make it mean what they say it does.

More Than 300 Republicans Call On Supreme Court To Recognize Gay Marriage Nationally

1 hour agoNews : Huffington Post

More than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants have filed a friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage late Thursday.

Federal appeals court urges crackdown on sexual misconduct by police

A federal appeals court called on police departments Thursday to investigate and discipline officers who engage in sexual misconduct with crime victims and others involved in investigations.

Gay Marriage Loses Sting as Political Issue; Sen. Mark Kirk Sides With Couple Challenging State Bans

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, a Republican facing a tough re-election fight next year, has agreed to add his name to a brief supporting same-sex marriage in a case before the Supreme Court later this year, another sign gay marriage is losing its sting as a political issue.

Court Orders Military to Refer to Chelsea Manning as ‘She’

Private Chelsea Manning, who has been forcing the U.S. military into many firsts regarding gender identity, must now be referred to as a woman in all court documents. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, and asked the military to stop using masculine pronouns in... More »

WELL, THEY LIE ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE: Did the Obama Administration Lie to the Federal Court About I…

WELL, THEY LIE ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE: Did the Obama Administration Lie to the Federal Court About Implementation of Executive Amnesty?

Father Of 8-Year-Old Boston Bombing Victim Speaks About Final Moments With Son In Court

With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on trial for the horrific carnage that resulted from the Boston Marathon bombing, a number of victims are taking the stand to detail the impact the event has had on their lives. One of the most heart-wrenchingShow More Summary

Former Panama Supreme Court Judge Sentenced to 5 Years for Corruption

A representative of investigative committee announced that former Panama Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna has been sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges.

Alabama Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriage Again

The Alabama Supreme Court has chosen to halt gay marriage again. Confusion and turmoil have reigned the last month in local courts where judges aren’t sure whether they should follow the order of the Alabama Supreme Court or the federal courts. Show More Summary

Man Bows Head For Prayer Over Applebee’s Fajitas And Burns Face, Court Says He Can’t Sue

A New Jersey man was told he can’t sue Applebee’s for burns sustained while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling hot plate of steak fajitas. The man took the case to court, claiming that the waitress neglected to tell him the entree was hot, which resulted in burns to his face. Show More Summary

Did the Obama Administration Lie to the Federal Court About Implementation of Executive Amnesty?

(John Hinderaker) We wrote here about State of Texas et al. v. United States, in which 26 states sued to enjoin the Obama administration from implementing its illegal executive amnesty program. On February 16, Judge Andrew Hanen granted...Show More Summary

Obamacare Lawsuit in Supreme Court 'Heartless, Nonsensical' - US Senator

US Senator Tim Kaine claims that the lawsuit being heard by the US Supreme Court challenging the legality of a federal subsidy for health care is cruel and does not make sense.

More Than 300 Republicans Call on Supreme Court to Recognize Gay Marriage Nationally

Signers include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Appeals Court Puts Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Nebraska

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

March 5 (Reuters) - A federal judge's ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Nebraska to marry starting on Monday will be stayed pending an appeal by state officials, a U.S. appeals court panel said on Thursday. A U.S. District...Show More Summary

Federal appeals court puts Nebraska same-sex marriages on hold

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday put on hold a federal judge’s ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Nebraska to marry starting on Monday. The order came hours after the U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear oral arguments on April 28 on the question of whether states have the...

EFF Grabs Two More Docs From The NSA, Detailing Expanded Post-9/11 Surveillance Powers And Section 702 Justifications

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Thanks to its ongoing FOIA lawsuit against the NSA, the EFF has managed to secure another set of documents detailing the legal rationalizations behind the intelligence agency's "collect it all" approach, as well as the FISA's courts approval of expanded surveillance powers in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Show More Summary

Eighth Circuit Stays Federal Ruling Striking Down Nebraska's Gay Marriage Ban

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a stay on U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon's ruling striking down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage. Same-sex nuptials were scheduled to begin Monday barring Eighth Circuit action. The court will hear oral...

Will we have justice? Skepticism and doubt are abundant in wake of DOJ's Ferguson report

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson Yesterday, the Department of Justice released a scathing 105-page report on patterns and practices of racism and discrimination inside the Ferguson Police Department and municipal courts. While the...Show More Summary

Family of Young Black Man Killed by Chicago Police Sue City of Chicago, Challenge ‘Code of Silence’

A civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit was filed in federal court against Chicago police officers and the city of Chicago for the killing of Roshad McIntosh. He was fatally shot by police on August 24, 2014. “I lost my son, he was taken from me,” Cynthia Lane, Roshad’s mother, stated. “I’m really hurt. Roshad’s [...]

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