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Federal Appeals Court

Court Blocks Mississippi From Closing State’s Last Abortion Clinic

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times NEW ORLEANS — After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. The law required that all physicians associated with an abortion clinic have admitting privileges […]

July 30, 2014

Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By U.S. Appeals Court

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times In a closely watched case, a federal appeals court has ruled that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the second appellate circuit to recently rule on an issue that is probably heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision, handed down on Monday by the U.S. Court of […]

July 28, 2014

Analysis: Same-Sex Marriage In Virginia Gets Its Day In Federal Appeals Court

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times The battle over same-sex marriage in Virginia moved to the appellate level on Tuesday, a significant step for two reasons, one practical and one historical. It was a Virginia case that led to a 1967 landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage — […]

May 13, 2014