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A federal judge who talks sense about marriage

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Marriage | Last week, a federal judge in Louisiana went against the judicial grain by ruling in favor of a state’s right to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

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…

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,

Legal ripple effects in the same-sex marriage debate

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Voices of dissent are harder to find in the growing stack of state-by-state court rulings redefining marriage. Last year, in the very sloppy United States v.

Obamacare in peril: ‘The president needs the courts to save him’

By Mary Reichard
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Healthcare | Same day, same issue, two different decisions. Last week, federal appellate judges were at odds over what the law behind Obamacare says and what it means. At…

The Supreme Court is not as unified as it looks

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Out of 69 decisions the U.S. Supreme Court issued in its latest term, 44 were unanimous. But there’s more to those decisions than meets the eye, and…

Does the Constitution protect prisoners’ beards?

Does the Constitution protect prisoners’ beards?

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | A Muslim prison inmate has found some unusual allies in Christians who are defending his right to grow a beard. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the…

Supreme Court puts safety before constitutional rights in two law enforcement cases

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Supreme Court | Safety first, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court this week in two cases asking whether law enforcement violated individuals’ constitutional rights. One dealt with…

Legal Docket: Copyright case threatens Hollywood profits

By Mary Reichard
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Courts | Hollywood took it on the chin in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week that decided a battle over the 1980 film Raging Bull . The Oscar-winning movie told the…

Breaking down the government’s role in marriage

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Last week, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments for and against the ban on same-sex marriage in Virginia, which a federal judge found…

More legal challenges on the way for public religion

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Since last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision supporting prayer at public meetings, the losing side has come unhinged. A retired Montana Supreme Court…

Two Supreme Court cases that deserved more attention than they got

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Supreme Court | Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action overshadowed the news of two other substantial rulings. These rulings—one dealing with the…

 
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