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Louisiana abortionists can practice without hospital support, for now

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Appeals court judges take sides in marriage cases

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Last week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments on marriage cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. Indiana state law upholds marriage…

Soldier convicted in 2003 attack appeals death sentence

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The highest military appeals court in the United States will hear an appeal later this year in the case of a soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow…

Federal judge strikes down part of major Texas abortion law

By Lynde Langdon
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Abortion | A federal judge Friday ruled against new abortion restrictions set to go into effect in Texas this Monday. The ruling blocks a requirement that abortion…

Money changer

Money changer

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | District judge's ruling may radically alter college sports beyond football and men's basketball

Florida judge strikes down marriage amendment

By The Editors
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Marriage | A federal judge Thursday afternoon declared unconstitutional Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage. Repeating an argument made by many other federal judges,

Supreme Court keeps Virginia marriage laws in place

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an emergency stay on the federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia’s traditional marriage…

Family-owned pharmacy leans on Hobby Lobby ruling for support

By Sarah Padbury
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Healthcare Mandate | Attorneys in Washington state filed a brief in federal appeals court last week arguing their clients shouldn’t have to choose between their livelihoods and…

Tennessee judge issues first ruling in favor of traditional marriage

By Daniel James Devine
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Marriage | A judge in eastern Tennessee has dropped an anchor amid the deluge of state and federal court rulings favoring same-sex marriage. In a decision last week,

New nonprofit exemption to contraceptive mandate coming soon

By Emily Belz
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Healthcare Mandate | The Obama administration plans to release its new, new, new regulations for nonprofits objecting to the contraceptive mandate by Aug. 22, according to a court…

Who will get to decide the definition of marriage?

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | The 6th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati last week held a marathon three-hour session to hear six marriage cases out of Michigan, Tennessee,

Six marriage cases at the 6th Circuit

By Ryan Hill
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Marriage | Attorneys from four states argued six challenges to traditional marriage laws on Wednesday before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Federal…

 
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