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Judge: Military's Ban On Gays Is Unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A federal judge on Thursday declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional and said she will issue an order to stop the government from enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy nationwide. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips...

Feds File Legal Brief In Support Of Tennessee Mosque

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (AP) Federal attorneys on Monday jumped into a court battle over the construction of a Tennessee mosque by offering legal proof that Islam is a recognized religion entitled to constitutional protection. U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin of Nashville said his office would not sit by while...

U.S. Government Suing More Abortion Activists

WICHITA, Kan. - (AP) The Justice Department under President Barack Obama has taken a harder line against anti-abortion activists accused of trying to block access to clinics, suing at least a half-dozen of them under a federal law that lay mostly dormant during the Bush administration. The law, written...