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Skirmishes In States Over Same-Sex Marriage

SKIRMISHES IN STATES OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Last week was a busy one for same-sex marriage, with significant developments on the issue in multiple states. Some of the biggest news came out of Nevada, where Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D)...

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Social Policy Neighbors? Indiana and Kentucky Continue To Fight Same Sex Marriage and Abortion Rights

Pence Wants To Ban All Same-Sex Unions: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) is urging lawmakers to place a constitutional amendment before voters this fall that would ban both same-sex marriage and civil unions in the Hoosier State. The House passed a bill to...

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U.S. District Judge Orders Creighton University to Accommodate Deaf Medical Student

by Olabisi L. Okubadejo A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Creighton University to provide a medical student who is deaf with auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, including Communication Access Real-time Transcription...

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The New Provision for Tax Restitution and Ex Post Facto

In United States v. Crim , 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 1039 (3d Cir. 2014), here , the Third Circuit [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] rejected as premature the defendant's claim that the order of tax restitution violated the Constitution's...

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Once Again: Voting Rights and Gay Marriage In The News

VOTING RIGHTS BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS: A bill introduced in Congress last month would require four southern states to once again obtain federal preapproval before making any changes to their voting laws by replacing parts of the Voting Rights Act...

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Yet Another Government Victory on the Required Records Doctrine

We have another required records opinion, this time from the Second Circuit. In re: Grand Jury Subpoena Dated February 2, 2012 , ___ F.3d ___, 2013 U.S.App. LEXIS 25316 (2d Cir. 12/19/13), here . I have not studied the opinion but my quick perusal...