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Second Court Rules Against Defense of Marriage Act

A federal appeals court in Manhattan became the second court to find that the Defense of Marriage Act—the law that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman—is unconstitutional.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 READ MORE



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NDAA Setback: Latest Court Ruling Paves Way for ‘Indefinite Detention’

An appeals court Tuesday extended a temporary stay of a judge’s order prohibiting the Obama administration’s controversial efforts to put any U.S. citizen the government deems a terrorism suspect behind bars indefinitely without being charged or tried.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Court Blocks Graphic Cigarette Warnings

In a rare victory for the tobacco industry, a U.S. appeals court has ruled against the Food and Drug Administration’s requirement that cigarette manufacturers adorn their products with pictures of dead and diseased smokers, saying the mandate constituted a violation of free speech.

Posted on Aug 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: Judges of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

In an August 1996 letter, President Bill Clinton wrote that raising the issue of gay marriage was “divisive and unnecessary.” He was right about the first part, but according to a decision by a federal appeals court in Boston this week, he was mistaken about the second.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: 9th Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt

Just in time for a certain prefabricated, romance-related holiday that shall remain nameless, we offer you a little valentine (oops!) of our own with a Truthdigger winner who truly brought the love in one inspiring gesture he made in a federal appeals court, of all places.

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 READ MORE


Rahmbo Has ‘No Doubt’ He Will Prevail

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel suffered a major legal setback in his quest to become Chicago’s next mayor, but he said Monday, “I have no doubt that we will in the end prevail at this effort.”

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 READ MORE


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