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The US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has dealt a terrible blow to Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, Noam Chomsky and the other activists and journalists suing to prevent the indefinite military detention of American citizens Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has dealt a terrible blow to Chris Hedges and the other activists and journalists suing to prevent the indefinite military detention of American citizens.

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As WikiLeaks faces financial limitations caused by big corporations putting the squeeze on funding, the whistle-blowing site's founder Julian Assange is still dealing with some considerable issues that could threaten his personal freedom -- namely, the two allegations of rape and sexual assault that still await him in Sweden. (more)

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In a second major ruling Monday, U.S. Supreme Court justices split along ideological lines to reject an Arizona campaign finance law that offered public funding to candidates unable to raise the enormous sums of money needed to run for political office. (more)

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Same-sex couples hoping to tie the knot soon in California are going to have to wait awhile longer: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Wednesday rejected a request to allow gay marriages to continue as the long-term fate of Proposition 8 remains to be seen.

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On Wednesday, the Obama administration succeeded in its mission of reinstating the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gays and lesbians among its ranks As the San Francisco Chronicle reported that afternoon, a (continued).

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