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North Carolina AG will stop defending state's gay marriage ban

North Carolina AG will stop defending state's gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --On the heels of another court victory for same-sex marriage, North Carolina's attorney general says his office will stop defending the state's law.
Gabrielle Levy
Iowa GOP nominee says states can nullify federal laws

Iowa GOP nominee says states can nullify federal laws

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst may wish to brush up on her high school civics after she was caught saying states can nullify federal law.
Gabrielle Levy
Federal court strikes down Va. marriage ban

Federal court strikes down Va. marriage ban

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --A federal appeals court in Virginia has struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, becoming the second appeals court to do so.
Gabrielle Levy
Satanic Temple believes Hobby Lobby decision exempts believers from anti-abortion laws

Satanic Temple believes Hobby Lobby decision exempts believers from anti-abortion laws

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) --The Satanic Temple thinks the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision means that its members should be exempt from reading pro-life material before an abortion.
Evan Bleier
UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014
By United Press International
Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted a stay on an Arizona execution, allowing the state to put Joseph Wood to death by lethal injection Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Montana judge censured for 30-day sentence for rape

Montana judge censured for 30-day sentence for rape

HELENA, Mont., July 22 (UPI) --The Montana Supreme Court censured a judge Tuesday for giving a teacher who had sex with a 14-year-old student a 30-day sentence.
Frances Burns
Appeals court upholds federal Obamacare subsidies

Appeals court upholds federal Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --A federal appeals court has upheld the use of insurance subsidies in states that did not operate their own exchanges under the federal healthcare law.
Gabrielle Levy
Federal appeals court strikes subsidies for healthcare law

Federal appeals court strikes subsidies for healthcare law

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --A federal appeals court handed down a potentially devastating decision that has the potential to undermine one of the key proponents of the healthcare law.
Gabrielle Levy
Oklahoma gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Oklahoma gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) --A federal appeals court has ruled Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, following its similar decision striking down Utah's ban last month.
Gabrielle Levy
Judge: Same-sex couples can marry in Florida Keys

Judge: Same-sex couples can marry in Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Fla., July 17 (UPI) --Monroe County, which includes the Florida Keys, must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a state judge ruled Thursday.
Frances Burns
Hobby Lobby owners plan to build Bible museum in Washington

Hobby Lobby owners plan to build Bible museum in Washington

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --The family that owns the Hobby Lobby chain plans to convert the Washington Design Center into a museum of the Bible.
Frances Burns
Panel asks: Is the House even allowed to sue President Obama?

Panel asks: Is the House even allowed to sue President Obama?

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --A House panel got deep into the constitutional weeds Wednesday on the merits of Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama.
Gabrielle Levy
Republicans shoot down Hobby Lobby reversal bill in Senate

Republicans shoot down Hobby Lobby reversal bill in Senate

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --Senate Republicans voted down a measure that would have reversed the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.
Gabrielle Levy
Appeals court: University of Texas can use race as an admissions factor

Appeals court: University of Texas can use race as an admissions factor

NEW ORLEANS, July 16 (UPI) --The University of Texas at Austin can consider the race of applicants "as part of a holistic admissions program," a divided federal appeals court ruled.
Frances Burns
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The Supreme Court Justices of the United States sit for a formal group photo in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court in Washington on October 8, 2010. The Justices are (front row from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts (Chief Justice), Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; (back row from left) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Sameul Alito and Elena Kagan, the newest member of the Court. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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