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Trump Faces Hispanic Judges In Several Federal Courts

Taken together, the intersection of frequent Trump-related litigation with a federal judiciary in which more than 100 Hispanic or Latino judges serve makes the comments by the presumptive GOP presidential nominee even more significant.

June 7, 2016
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Transgender Student Rights: Education Department, Courts Not On Same Page

Among the most pressing questions is whether Title IX applies to transgender students.

November 11, 2015

Supreme Court Justices Wary Of Expanded Rights For New Immigrants

The Supreme Court seems to back the government’s strict position on immigrant rights.

February 23, 2015

Obama Administration To Ask Judge To Lift Block On Immigration Actions

The White House will make its next move in the immigration battle on Monday.

February 20, 2015

Texas Judge’s Immigration Ruling Is Full Of Legal Holes

Why Judge Hanen and the GOP will fail to stop President Obama’s immigration action.

February 20, 2015

White House To Appeal Ruling Blocking Obama’s Immigrant Protections

The fight over President Obama’s immigration policy is just heating up.

February 17, 2015

Alabama Gay Marriages Could Begin Next Week After Court Lifts Stay

An Alabama appeals court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in the Heart of Dixie.

February 3, 2015
Environmental activists protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, in New York on May 13, 2013

Nebraska Supreme Court Rules On Keystone XL Pipeline

A major hurdle to constructing the pipeline has been removed.

January 9, 2015

Montana Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down, Effective Immediately

The Treasure State is the latest to accept marriage equality.

November 19, 2014

Rick Perry Criminal Case Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Texas’ governor is not out of the legal woods yet.

November 18, 2014

Partisan Wave Fails To Swamp State Courts…This Time

Is our system of impartial justice in danger of collapse?

November 17, 2014

Judge Rules That Gays Have Constitutional Right To Marry – First Federal Ruling On An S.C. Same-Sex Marriage Case

Learn more about the latest legal win for marriage equality.

November 12, 2014

Maine Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine Of Nurse Kaci Hickox

Get the latest on Kaci Hickox’s legal battle.

October 31, 2014

Shame On Texas And The U.S. Supreme Court

Make no mistake: These new voting restrictions are about race.

October 24, 2014

Federal Judge Adds Alaska To List Of Same-Sex Marriage States

Add Alaska to the list of states approaching equality.

October 13, 2014

Court Hands Texas Abortion Providers Another Setback

The courts deal another huge blow against Texas Women.

October 10, 2014

Foreigners ‘Face Tougher Sentences’ In U.S. Courts

A study has found that in 2008, 96 percent of convicted non-U.S. citizens received a prison sentence, compared to only 85 percent of convicted U.S. citizens.

October 1, 2014

It’s Not Looking Good For Boehner’s Anti-Obama Lawsuit

Find out why the House GOP’s lawsuit may die a quick death in the courts.

September 23, 2014

Former Connecticut Governor Rowland Guilty Of Violating Federal Campaign Laws

Another one-time rising GOP star comes crashing down.

September 19, 2014

Public-Health Officials Go To Court To Stop Man With HIV

By Carol M. Ostrom, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — In a very unusual step, King County, Wash., public-health officials have gone to court to try to stop a man with HIV who has infected eight partners in the past four years from infecting others. “We’re not trying to criminalize sexual behavior here,” said Dr. Matthew […]

September 11, 2014

Marine Held In Mexico On Weapons Charges Set For Third Hearing

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Marine held in a Mexican prison on weapons charges since April 1 is slated to attend his third evidentiary hearing Tuesday in Tijuana where his attorney plans to argue that his rights were violated by the arresting officers. The hearing is likely to take […]

September 9, 2014

9th Circuit To Take Up Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times Three federal appeals court judges who have ruled in favor of gay rights in the past are to hear arguments Monday on whether to uphold same-sex marriage bans in Western states. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, randomly selected to consider the appeals, are Stephen Reinhardt, appointed […]

September 8, 2014

Louisiana Ruling Is A Bump In The Road To Marriage Equality

In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in an aptly named case called Loving v. Virginia. The court struck down laws that banned interracial marriage so that Richard and Mildred Loving could live together as husband and wife without the harassment of Virginia authorities. It’s hard to explain that court case to […]

September 6, 2014

Judge Forces Detroit Bankruptcy Foe To Name Its price: 75 Percent Of What’s Owed

By Nathan Bomey, Matt Helms and Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Detroit’s most vociferous bankruptcy opponent said Wednesday the city cannot legally justify treating pensioners better than financial creditors and said it wants to be paid 75 percent of what it’s owed. In a dynamic exchange, Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes demanded that Marc […]

September 3, 2014

Texas Voter ID Law: Discriminatory Or Common Sense?

By Tim Eaton, Austin American-Statesman CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, joining several civil rights groups, told a federal judge Tuesday in South Texas that the Texas voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act by harming blacks’ and Latinos’ ability to participate in the electoral process. Countering, lawyers from Texas […]

September 3, 2014