Courts

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Administration surrenders Fast and Furious documents

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Government | WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice (DOJ) has turned over a cache of previously withheld documents that led House Republicans to hold Attorney General Eric…

Judge rules Kansas must allow gay marriage while lawsuit pending

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Marriage | A federal judge has ruled that Kansas must allow same-sex couples to marry while the courts consider a lawsuit against the state’s constitutional definition…

New York court redefines marriage to include incest

New York court redefines marriage to include incest

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Marriage | It’s breathtaking how quickly the meaning of marriage has come undone since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last year. Last…

North Dakota high court reinstates RU-486 regulations

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | North Dakota’s Supreme Court voted Tuesday to overturn a lower court’s decision striking down a 2011 law regulating the abortifacient RU-486.  North…

New HHS contraceptive rules for nonprofits fail court test

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Healthcare Mandate | A federal judge in Florida ruled the Obama administration’s latest exemption policy for nonprofit organizations that object to the contraceptive mandate…

Will Puerto Rico take marriage to the Supreme Court?

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | A federal judge in Puerto Rico last week affirmed an existing marriage law after dozens of others have gone the opposite way in the past year. Puerto Rico is…

The IRS gets off easy in conservative targeting scandal

By Mary Reichard
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IRS Scandal | Reining in government agency overreach concerns everyone, and the recent dismissal of taxpayers’ lawsuits against the IRS disappointed many people. One of…

Oklahoma judge lets RU-486 regulations stand

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | An Oklahoma district court judge has allowed the state’s law regulating the use of a common abortifacient to take effect Nov. 1, although he temporarily…

Judge dismisses IRS targeting cases

By J.C. Derrick
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IRS Scandal | Employees who improperly scrutinized conservative groups won’t be punished

Federal judge upholds marriage law in Puerto Rico

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Marriage | A federal judge ruled in favor of Puerto Rico’s law defining marriage as between a man and a woman this week in an opinion that affirmed both…

Marriage laws overturned in Wyoming, Arizona

By The Editors
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Marriage | UPDATE (5:30 p.m. EDT): Wyoming must comply with a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allows the issuance of marriage licenses to…

Lifetime achievements

By Emily Belz
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Campaign 2014 | The underestimated executive power: judicial appointments

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