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BP Lawyers Use Old-School Trick; Judge Not Amused

BP Lawyers Use Old-School Trick; Judge Not AmusedBack in school, did you ever fudge the spacing on a report to meet the teacher's page-length requirement?

Belgium Agrees To Euthanize Man Convicted Of Murder, Rape

Belgium Agrees To Euthanize Man Convicted Of Murder, RapeThe case of a Belgian man who sees himself as a threat to society — and wants to die — is putting new focus on Belgium's health care and justice system, as well as its laws allowing euthanasia.

Driver admits to charge stemming from single vehicle crash

Driver admits to charge stemming from single vehicle crashSilver Maake to be sentenced Nov. 12 for injuring his cousin who was a passenger in the high speed crash.

Bucking Legal Trend, Federal Judge Upholds La.’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Bucking Legal Trend, Federal Judge Upholds La.’s Ban On Gay MarriageBucking a long judicial trend, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Louisiana's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.

Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana’s Abortion Law

Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana’s Abortion LawLouisiana's new abortion law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital.

Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A Stay

Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A StayA federal court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage to be recognized in Virginia, denying a motion to stay its own ruling against a ban on the unions. That means same-sex couples could apply for marriage licenses in Virginia next week, state officials say.

Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From Four States

Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From Four StatesThe cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee "pit states' rights and traditional, conservative values against what plaintiffs' attorneys say is a fundamental right to marry under the U.S. Constitution," The Associated Press writes.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds State’s Controversial Labor Law

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds State’s Controversial Labor LawHanding Gov. Scott Walker an important election-year victory, the Wisconsin Supreme court on Thursday upheld a controversial labor law championed by the Republican governor.

U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies

U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare SubsidiesBefore the ink dried on a decision in another case, another three-judge panel hearing a similar case issued a decision that was completely opposite.

Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling Fails

Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling FailsA Democratic effort to override the Supreme Court's recent ruling on contraceptive coverage failed in the Senate on Wednesday.
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