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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 15, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 15, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 15, 2014
By United Press International
Idaho Republicans shot down: No stay pending appeal, same-sex couples can wed Friday

Idaho Republicans shot down: No stay pending appeal, same-sex couples can wed Friday

BOISE, Idaho, May 14 (UPI) --A judge in Idaho denied republican Governor Butch Otter's motion for a stay pending appeal, granting same-sex couples their right to marry as soon as Friday.
Matt Bradwell
Conyers fails to qualify for primary ballot

Conyers fails to qualify for primary ballot

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) --Longtime Detroit Rep. John Conyers has found his once easy re-election imperiled by failing to collect enough signatures to be placed on the primary ballot.
Gabrielle Levy
Appeals court stays execution of Robert Campbell in Texas

Appeals court stays execution of Robert Campbell in Texas

NEW ORLEANS, May 14 (UPI) --A federal appeals court halted a Texas inmate's pending execution, giving his lawyers time to pursue an argument based on his low IQ scores.
Frances Burns
Federal judge strikes down Idaho gay-marriage ban

Federal judge strikes down Idaho gay-marriage ban

BOISE, Idaho, May 13 (UPI) --Judge Candy Dale struck down Idaho's gay-marriage ban.
Kate Stanton
Lawyers for Texas inmate Robert Campbell make last-ditch efforts to block execution

Lawyers for Texas inmate Robert Campbell make last-ditch efforts to block execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, May 13 (UPI) --Lawyers for a Texas inmate made last-ditch appeals Tuesday in an effort to stop the first execution since the botched deat of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma.
Frances Burns
Lawsuit challenges Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage

Lawsuit challenges Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 13 (UPI) --Five same-sex couples have challenged Alaska's constitutional ban on gay marriage, arguing that it denies them rights they have under the U.S. Constitution.
Frances Burns
Some Arkansas counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Some Arkansas counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 12 (UPI) --Two women who met at Southern Arkansas University in the 1980s became the first same-sex couple to be married in Little Rock early Monday.
Frances Burns
Gay marriage ban overturned in Arkansas

Gay marriage ban overturned in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 10 (UPI) --A judge has tossed out Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it as "an unconstitutional attempt" to persecute homosexuals for "no rational reason."
Matt Bradwell
Massachusetts court: Words 'Under God' don't make Pledge of Allegiance religious

Massachusetts court: Words 'Under God' don't make Pledge of Allegiance religious

BOSTON, May 9 (UPI) --An atheist Massachusetts couple failed to prove their children had been harmed by words "Under God" in Pledge of Allegiance, the state's highest court ruled.
Frances Burns
Pennsylvania drops legal fight over voter ID law

Pennsylvania drops legal fight over voter ID law

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9 (UPI) --Gov. Tom Corbett called requiring voters to produce photo ID "sensible and reasonable" as he announced Pennsylvania is dropping its legal fight over its law.
Frances Burns

Obama administration issues new guidelines for schools on children of undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) --The Obama administration reminded local officials that all children in their districts have the right to go to school, even those in the U.S. illegally.
Frances Burns

Oklahoma agrees to delay next execution for six months

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 8 (UPI) --The next execution in Oklahoma has been postponed for six months, state Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Thursday.
Frances Burns
New Hampshire man can keep COPSLIE license plate, state court rules

New Hampshire man can keep COPSLIE license plate, state court rules

CONCORD, Calif., May 7 (UPI) -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld David Montenegro's right to have a vanity license plate reading, COPSLIE, citing free speech.
Kate Stanton
Men who parachuted from the World Trade Center plead 'Not guilty'

Men who parachuted from the World Trade Center plead 'Not guilty'

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- The four men who BASE jumped the World Trade Center tower were arraigned and plead "Not guilty" to three charges including burglary Tuesday.
JC Sevcik
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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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