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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.

EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant WorkersDiscrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said this week.

Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care Workers

Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care WorkersThe Supreme Court ruled Monday that some public employees cannot be required to contribute to unions.

High Court Says Police Need A Warrant For Most Cellphone Searches

High Court Says Police Need A Warrant For Most Cellphone SearchesThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that unless police have a warrant, they generally cannot search data on a cellphone seized from someone who has been arrested.

Federal Judges Reverse Gay-Marriage Bans In Utah, Indiana

Federal Judges Reverse Gay-Marriage Bans In Utah, IndianaUtah and Indiana are the latest states to see their bans on same-sex marriage struck down by a federal court, following rulings in both states Wednesday that found the prohibition unconstitutional.

Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Process Is Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Process Is UnconstitutionalA federal judge in Oregon says the process surrounding the federal government's "no-fly list" is unconstitutional.