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Former Virginia governor and wife guilty of corruption

By Andrew Branch
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Courts | Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family sobbed today as a federal jury in Richmond convicted him and his wife, Maureen, of systematic corruption and…

Traditional marriage laws fall in two more states

By The Editors
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Marriage | A three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously struck down traditional marriage provisions in Wisconsin and Indiana today. A…

Dinesh D’Souza pleads for mercy, voices regret

By Emily Belz
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Courts | Conservative commentator asks judge not to send him to jail after pleading guilty to orchestrating illegal campaign contributions

Federal judge: Louisiana has a right to ban gay marriage

By The Editors
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Marriage | A federal judge in New Orleans became the first in the nation to uphold traditional marriage laws today, ruling Louisiana has a right to regulate marriage as…

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 Lynde Langdon
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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…

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