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Florida Rabble-Rouser Seeks To Open Civic Meeting With Satanist Prayer

Florida Rabble-Rouser Seeks To Open Civic Meeting With Satanist PrayerA Florida rabble-rouser wants the city of Deerfield Beach to allow him to say a satanist prayer at the beginning of a council meeting.

Prayers Before Town Hall Meetings Are Constitutional, High Court Finds

Prayers Before Town Hall Meetings Are Constitutional, High Court FindsA city council in upstate New York is not violating the Constitution when it opens its meetings with a prayer, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday with a 5-4 vote.

White House To Propose Halting NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone Data

White House To Propose Halting NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone DataPresident Obama is reportedly preparing to announce a plan to scrap the government's systematic collection of bulk phone records as part of a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency's controversial electronic surveillance activities.

Jurors to hear opening statements in Yakutat cold case homicide

Jurors to hear opening statements in Yakutat cold case homicideRobert Kowalski is accused of causing the 1996 death of Sandra Perry at Yakutat’s Glacier Bear Lodge

Judicial Council seat filled by Anchorage lawyer

James E. Torgerson's six-year appointment is subject to Legislative confirmation

Federal Judge Voids Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Federal Judge Voids Texas Gay Marriage BanSaying that a Texas law barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and demeans the dignity of homosexuals, a federal judge struck down the law Wednesday.

Holder Orders Equal Treatment For Married Same-Sex Couples

Holder Orders Equal Treatment For Married Same-Sex CouplesAttorney General Eric Holder has for the first time directed Justice Department employees to give same-sex married couples "full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent under the law," a move with far-ranging consequences for how such couples are treated in federal courtrooms and proceedings.

Tech Companies Release Details On Surveillance Data

Tech Companies Release Details On Surveillance DataFacebook, Microsoft, Google and LinkedIn released updated details on the number of times the U.S. government asked the companies to turn over information about its users.

Same-Sex Marriages No Longer Recognized, Utah Tells Agencies

Same-Sex Marriages No Longer Recognized, Utah Tells AgenciesUtah is instructing state officials to put services and paperwork for same-sex couples on hold, reflecting a recent U.S. Supreme Court order that halted gay marriages in the state.

Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriages In Utah

Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriages In UtahThe United States Supreme Court has put same-sex marriages on hold in the state of Utah.