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Government Drops Defense Of Anti-Gay Marriage Law
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage. Attorney General Eric Holder said President Barack Obama... Read More

Feds Appeal Mass. Rulings Against U.S. Marriage Law
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday defended the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman by appealing two rulings in Massachusetts by a judge who called the law unconstitutional for denying federal benefits to gay... Read More

High Court Agrees to Hear Appeal Of Ruling On Government Workers' Age Discrimination Claims
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 18 agreed to hear the appeal of a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that state and local government employees may bring age discrimination claims directly under the Equal Protection... Read More

Legal Foundation: Supreme Court Must Reverse Appeals Court Equal Protection Ruling
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by William Perry Pendley

DENVER ­­- A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation on July 1 urged the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit invalidating a voter-approved ballot initiative barring... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Supreme Court Weighs In On Major ‘Equal Protection' Cases
Posted on 3 Jul 2013 by State Net

Last week was an historic one for the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices handed down rulings on three weighty issues that have been contested in statehouses across the country for decades: affirmative action, same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act... Read More