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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
By United Press International

Utah to ask Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriage

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Utah will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the state's flood of same-sex marriages, after an appeals court refused to do so, the state attorney general said.

Cemetery for Lahore's Hindus to open in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan, Dec. 24 (UPI Next) --Lahore Hindus are to get a cemetery, reclaiming a Partition-era graveyard in this Muslim-majority area, after a decision by Pakistan's Supreme Court.
Ihsan Qadir

Michigan court delays order on juvenile paroles

DETROIT, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Michigan's attorney general called a delay in the paroling of 350 juvenile offenders "an early Christmas gift" to their victims' families.
Ohio judge narrows same-sex marriage ban

Ohio judge narrows same-sex marriage ban

Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A federal judge struck down a narrow provision in Ohio's same-sex marriage ban Monday, requiring the state recognize out-of-state marriages on death certificates.
Gabrielle Levy

Elves cited among reasons to halt Iceland highway project

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A group urging Icelandic officials to cancel a highway project cited the plight of hidden elves as a reason not to go forward with the road.
At year's end: Fasten your Supreme Court seat belt, bumpy ride ahead

At year's end: Fasten your Supreme Court seat belt, bumpy ride ahead

Paraphrasing Forrest Gump, "The rest of the U.S. Supreme Court term is like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you're gonna get."
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, United Press International

Flurry of weddings in wake of Utah gay marriage ruling

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Hundreds of couples flooded Salt Lake City Hall in a rush to marry that a witness described as "a madhouse" after a judge struck down Utah's gay marriage ban.

Indian government petitions court to review ruling on gay sex

NEW DELHI, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Indian government Friday petitioned the Supreme Court to reconsider its revival of a ban on gay sex, saying individual rights must be respected.

Chile court orders compensation be paid to family of tsunami victim

TALCAHUANO, Chile, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Chile's Supreme Court ordered the state to pay compensation to relatives of one of the victims of the 2010 tsunami, a first.

Canadian Supreme Court strikes down anti-prostitution laws

OTTAWA, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Canada's Supreme Court has unanimously struck down anti-prostitution laws that sex workers said inhibited their safety and security.

New Mexico top court legalizes same-sex marriage

SANTA FE, N.M., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A 5-0 New Mexico Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the state Thursday, declaring it was unconstitutional to deny gay couples a marriage license.

Court rejects appeal of man who claimed his tattoos influenced judge

CARSON CITY, Nev., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A man's appeal that his "Pimp Daddy" tattoo caused a judge to sentence him to more jail time than he deserved was rejected Thursday by the Nevada Supreme Court.
New Mexico Supreme Court rules gay marriage constitutional

New Mexico Supreme Court rules gay marriage constitutional

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- New Mexico's Supreme Court ruled a ban on gay marriage would be unconstitutional, making it the 17th state plus the District of Columbia to recognize same-sex unions.
Gabrielle Levy

Cover-up fears raised as Turkish police leading graft probe removed

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The removal of dozens of top Turkish police officials leading an inquiry into graft and corruption has raised fears of a government cover-up, officials say.
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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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