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Home Sweet Home (1877) 1 Nothing in the written Constitution explicitly guarantees the right to have a pet dog, to play the fiddle, to relax on your porch, to raise your children, or to wear a hat. Yet these and countless other liberties are generally observed by American governments, absent compelling...

6th Circuit Hears Arguments in Health Care Lawsuit

CINCINNATI - (Mealy's) A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals yesterday heard oral arguments in a public interest law firm's appeal of the dismissal of its case challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) ( Thomas More Law Center, et al. v. Barack Hussein Obama...

6th Circuit Hears Arguments in Health Care Lawsuit

CINCINNATI - (Mealey's) A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals yesterday heard oral arguments in a public interest law firm's appeal of the dismissal of its case challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) ( Thomas More Law Center, et al. v. Barack Hussein Obama...

Mountain States Legal Foundation: Wyoming Man Wins Case In Washington, D.C. Appeals Court

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation A Wyoming man whose lawsuit-in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. for "just compensation" for use of his private property as a federal trail-was dismissed in November 2011...

Property Owner Allowed To Pursue Just Compensation Claim Over Rails To Trails Taking Of Easement

By William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation A Wyoming man whose lawsuit-in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. for "just compensation" for use of his private property as a federal trail-was dismissed in November 2011...

High Court: Ban On Benefits For Same-Sex Married Couples Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a 5-to-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 struck down as unconstitutional Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife for purposes of all federal statutes...