In Kentucky, U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning has issued — or not issued — a series of orders and statements in the Kim Davis case that have left major questions about what he means.
In response to the lawsuit, based on a tweet calling Woods a “cocaine addict,” the Twitter user’s lawyers respond that “Twitter users will not be inclined to view heated tweets as stating provable facts.”
There are few options, under Kentucky law, for addressing an official who doesn’t want to do their job.
Justice Elena Kagan referred the request from Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to the full court, which denied the request on Monday evening.
Justices let former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell stay out of jail until they decide whether to hear his appeal of his conviction.
The trial court’s order that Rowan County Clerk Kimberly Davis stop her “no marriage licenses” policy is due to take effect, at the latest, on Monday.
Couples ask court for quick action to stop enforcement of Mississippi’s ban on same-sex couples adopting children.
The three-judge panel, each writing a separate opinion, all agree that the 2013 trial court decision finding the post-9/11 program likely to be unconstitutional went too far.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday offered little hope to the Rowan County clerk seeking to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but, on Thursday, nothing had changed on the ground. Update: The clerk plans to ask the Supreme Court on Friday to step in and keep same-sex couples waiting.
The state aims to use compounded pentobarbital in executions, but no executions can proceed while appeals in the case continue.
Rowan County Clerk Kimberly Davis had asked for a trial court ruling to be put on hold while she appeals her “no marriage licenses” policy. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals denied her request on Wednesday.
Judge Henry Wingate gave the order verbally on Tuesday, following up with a written order Wednesday, in a case that challenges the state’s lethal injection methods as cruel and unusual.
Bernardo Tercero, a Nicaraguan national, was convicted for the murder of Robert Berger in 1997. According to the appeals court, however, Tercero’s lawyers claim the state presented false testimony at trial.
The groups allege in a letter to President Obama that GEO Group, a private organization that runs a detention facility in Southern California, cannot be trusted to care for transgender women. GEO Group “strongly refutes” the claims.
Obama asked to reverse legal memo providing exemption to nondiscrimination laws for religious groups seeking federal grants. The letter, provided exclusively to BuzzFeed News, is signed by 130 civil rights and other groups.
Charges stemmed from conduct in dining facility and unauthorized materials in her cell.
State Department lawyers said Monday that 305 emails from Hillary Clinton’s emails have been referred to intelligence agencies thus far.
“It isn’t ‘special’ to be free from discrimination — it is an ordinary, universal entitlement of citizenship,” Julian Bond said of gay rights in 2007.
“With Julian’s passing, the country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice,” Southern Poverty Law Center co-founder Morris Dees said in a statement.
Court rules against religious liberty, free speech claims.