“[T]he reality is the dialogue is not enough. We need concrete action to change things in this country,” Attorney General Eric Holder says in Missouri.
Court grants stay of lower court ruling until it decides whether to hear an appeal of the case.
“The public needs to know what measures the government will be taking to prevent excessive or unnecessary force from being used in the future – not only in Ferguson, but in every town and city in the United States.”
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has said he is “firmly convinced” that Virginia’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional. Nonetheless, he told the Supreme Court this week that “the controversial question” about the constitutionality of such bans “remains fraught with uncertainty.”
Guidance comes after more than two years.
From the death of Michael Brown to the police handling of the protests and beyond, the legal fallout is just starting, experts say.
“Nothing will be resolved until there is systemic change throughout this nation in the implicit and explicit bias against people of color …” representatives from 13 organizations write.
“We … call on the governor to rescind his order declaring a state of emergency,” the ACLU, NAACP, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights write.
“It was very difficult to see anything once the curfew went into effect last night,” an Amnesty staffer says.
Without Supreme Court action, same-sex couples should be able to marry beginning Aug. 21.
Absent further action, same-sex couples will be able to marry in Virginia starting next week.
“We have helicopters working in the area,” St. Louis County Police communications center official says of the reason for the order.
Failure to provide the transgender inmate with medical treatment “violates her well-established constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.”
“The nation looks to this Court to answer the question presented here.”
Cases challenging bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee likely will come down to Judge Jeffrey Sutton’s vote. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, on which Sutton sits, heard the cases Wednesday.
“This Court should grant the petition and answer, once and for all, the important question presented.”
“Clerk McQuigg intends to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court.” A second marriage case, in addition to Utah, heads to the Supreme Court. [Update: To add a third case to the mix, the Tulsa County clerk will be filing a Supreme Court petition in the Oklahoma marriage case.]
“If you’re embarrassed that your political views are on public display, then maybe you should rethink your political views,” one Houston LGBT advocate says.
A total of 202 marriage licenses had been granted to same-sex couples.
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