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Texas Law Enforcement Groups File Brief With Fifth Circuit In Support of Marriage Equality

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A group of Texas county sheriffs and law enforcement officers have filed a brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week in support of marriage equality, The Texas Tribune reports: “Gay and lesbian law enforcement officers and other...

Texas Abortion Law: 5th Cir. Considers Stay Pending Appeal

On Friday, the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments on the issue of whether to issue an emergency stay of enforcement of Texas' abortion law pending resolution of the appeal.Recall that, in August, a federal district judge held unconstitutional a part of the law requiring abortion clinics to adhere to the......

Homocon "Ms." Robert Oscar Lopez Tries To File Anti-Gay Brief With Fifth Circuit

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Homocon horcrux Robert Oscar Lopez has filed an an amicus brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Texas' ban on same-sex marriage. At least, he tried to - but if you'll embiggen the above you'll see that the docket notice not only refers to Lopez as "Ms." but points out that he screwed up the filing.

Gay Marriage News Watch: Updates from VA, WI, UT, OK, IN, NV, HI, ID, OR, TX, KY, MI, OH, TN - VIDEO

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

AFER's Matt Baume reports on the Supreme Court's upcoming consideration of gay marriage cases, upcoming rulings from the Ninth and Sixth Circuits, NOM's efforts to stop gay marriage in Oregon, cases heading to the Fifth Circuit, and Stuart Delery's promotion...

Fifth Circuit Denies Dow Chemical's $2 Billion Tax Shelter Deduction

The Fifth Circuit yesterday disallowed $2 billion in deduction claimed by Dow Chemical in a tax shelter promoted by Goldman Sachs and King & Spalding. Chemtech Royalty Associates v. United States, No. 13-30887 (5th Cir. Sept. 10, 2014). For more, see Reuters.

READ IT HERE: Plaintiffs’ brief in Fifth Circuit marriage equality case

Same-sex couples file their brief in Fifth Circuit challenging Texas' ban. The post READ IT HERE: Plaintiffs’ brief in Fifth Circuit marriage equality case appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Fed Court Grants Appeal In Abortion Case But Allows Clinics To Stay Open

AUSTIN, Texas — In a ruling issued Tuesday evening, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans granted the motion for stay pending appeal filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in the litigation challenging...Show More Summary

Police Must Ask Who Owns Which Bag When Searching Car: 5th Cir.

What is the scope of consent when the driver of a vehicle consents to a search of the car, but there are multiple passengers, all of whom have luggage in the trunk? The Fifth Circuit answered that question this week in U.S. v. Iraheta.The case involved a lawful traffic stop......

This Secret Abortion Doctor is the Only Reason Mississippi is Not Abortion Free

The State of Mississippi filed an appeal to the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday seeking a reversal of a last month’s ruling by a three member panel that has blocked implementation of a 2012 law that requires abortionists to maintain hospital privileges within 30 miles of their abortion facilities. If allowed to […]

BP Petitions Supreme Court for Review of Oil-Spill Settlement

BP has taken its last gasp of air as it seeks it's one and only option in the ongoing saga of the oil-spill settlement agreement the company hastily signed. After unsuccessful attempts with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the oil giant is now trying its hand with the......

TEXAS: 63 State Pols Sign Brief Linking Gay Marriage To Incest And Pedophilia

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

In an amicus brief to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that is signed by 63 state legislators, today the Texas Conservative Coalition compared same-sex marriage to incest, polygamy, and pedophilia. Via Lone Star Q: The brief states that U.S. Show More Summary

Court Put Promoting Abortion Ahead of Protecting Women’s Health in Mississippi Case

Striking down a state law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in local hospitals, a Fifth Circuit panel ignored Supreme Court precedent and instead requires that Mississippi ensure abortions—regardless of safety—are provided within its borders. Show More Summary

Fifth Circuit Disobeyed Supreme Court in Allowing Racial Preferences at UT-Austin

Ilya Shapiro Last year, in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Supreme Court delivered a blow to the use of racial preferences in university admissions by reversing a Fifth Circuit panel opinion that had allows the use of race in UT-Austin’s admissions policy. Show More Summary

Court Finds Act of Crossing State Lines to be an Unconstitutional Burden on Women Seeking Abortions

Last week, a panel sitting for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck down – by a 2 to 1 margin ? a 2012 Mississippi law as an undue burden on a woman's right to abortion.

Stereotypes, Testing and the 'Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations'

Stereotypes, Testing and the 'Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations' by William A. Darity, Alan A. Aja, & Darrick Hamilton | HuffPost Earlier this month a divided Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the University of Texas' right to use race amongst its criteria for undergraduate admissions, however limited that right may be. Show More Summary

Judge Garza Really Disagrees With the Miss. Abortion-Clinic Opinion

A Fifth Circuit panel on Tuesday upheld an injunction against the enforcement of a Mississippi statute requiring physicians providing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital as it applied to the state's last remaining clinic. It did so despite binding authority from earlier this year -- a different......

Miss. Abortion Clinic Can Stay Open, Thanks to 1938 Segregation Case

Two states. Two laws. Both laws are pretty much the same: Abortion providers have to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. And despite everyone's expectations to the contrary, the Fifth Circuit just jumped in and issued a seemingly contradictory ruling, protecting a Mississippi abortion clinic. How? "Today, we follow......

Fifth Circuit tells Mississippi it cannot close its last abortion clinic over admitting privileges

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Jackson Women's Health Organization still open, for now. In 1997, Mississippi had six health clinics that performed abortions. Now it has one. If the forced-birthers in and out of the state legislature had gotten their way, it would have none. Show More Summary

5th Circuit Court Of Appeals Blocks Anti-Abortion Mississippi Law

Finally some good news via the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit over Mississippi's draconian new law that forced the lone abortion clinic's doctors in that state to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals or else they would...Show More Summary

Court Undermines Effort to Close Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

The Fifth Circuit has cast doubt on a Mississippi law which, by imposing burdensome licensing requirements on doctors associated with abortion clinics, threatened to shutter the state's last abortion clinic. Read more...

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