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Occupy Protester gets 90 days for assault on New York police officer

Occupy Protester gets 90 days for assault on New York police officer

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) --An Occupy Wall Street protester was sentenced to 90 days Monday for assaulting a New York police officer after a prosecutor said she "seeks to become a martyr."
Frances Burns
10 years after same-sex marriage became legal in Mass., Idaho couples wait on appeals court

10 years after same-sex marriage became legal in Mass., Idaho couples wait on appeals court

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) --Almost 10 years after the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage there, same-sex couples in Idaho are waiting on a federal appeals court.
Frances Burns
Swearing may soon be against the law in Florida community

Swearing may soon be against the law in Florida community

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla., May 16 (UPI) --Swearing may soon be against the law in the Florida community of Neptune Beach because Police Chief David Sembach is seeking to ban profanity.
Evan Bleier
Idaho GOP debate takes a turn for the weird, goes viral

Idaho GOP debate takes a turn for the weird, goes viral

BOISE, Idaho, May 16 (UPI) --Republicans seeking the nomination for governor of Idaho debated Wednesday, each personifying a different arm of the increasingly fractured GOP.
Matt Bradwell
Judge who struck down Arkansas gay marriage ban issues sweeping new ruling

Judge who struck down Arkansas gay marriage ban issues sweeping new ruling

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 15 (UPI) --The judge who ruled that Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional threw out all state laws and regulations Thursday that have the same effect.
Frances Burns
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
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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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