Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was accused of lying to the FBI and evading reporting requirements on cash payments he reportedly made to a man he sexually abused while he was a high school wrestling coach.
Although Judge Callie Granade expanded a marriage case to the whole state on Thursday, she also put the ruling on hold until the Supreme Court rules on its pending marriage cases.
The two developments were announced Thursday in a closely watched transgender case out of California.
The former defense secretary, now president of the Boy Scouts, called upon the organization to make a change “sooner rather than later.”
In a letter signed by 22 Democrats and one Republican, the senators call on Defense Secretary to implement named protections for gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members.
After a handful of states banned the practice for minors, Rep. Ted Lieu — who wrote California’s ban — will introduce a nationwide proposal Tuesday not limited to those under 18. A BuzzFeed News exclusive.
The state’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, is teaming up with hospitals and advocates to educate about the law and best practices for transgender health services on Friday. A BuzzFeed News exclusive.
After BuzzFeed News revealed Oklahoma misled the Supreme Court in a lethal injection case, Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office admitted an “inadvertent citation error.” Update: The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office informed the court of the error on Wednesday afternoon.
Battleground: Ohio. Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, Marc Elias, joined Ohio lawyers in filing Monday’s lawsuit fighting Ohio’s early voting and other rules.
Sen. Marco Rubio headlined a closed-to-the-media fundraiser for the Center for Arizona Policy, the group that helped push the state’s religious freedom bill later vetoed by former Gov. Jan Brewer, on Wednesday.
On Tuesday morning, the webpage for A&E’s 8 Minutes — and all the episodes — were gone after allegations reported by BuzzFeed News that the show lied to sex workers. UPDATE: After being contacted by BuzzFeed News, the show’s page — but not the episodes — was again live. A&E still has not commented.
Guy Benson is gay, but he doesn’t really think that matters. The Townhall.com political editor does, however, think LGBT people should be more open to gay Republicans — even as he thinks gay issues present a “real obstacle” for his party.
The claim could be used by Chief Justice John Roberts to strike down bans on same-sex couples’ marriages. The argument isn’t new, though, having appeared throughout the past decades of marriage fights — since the 1970s.
“Nothing you say or read to me am I going to believe, frankly,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells Oklahoma’s lawyer.
A 5-4 vote in favor of same-sex couples’ marriage rights appears to be the most likely outcome, although Chief Justice John Roberts’ vote shouldn’t be counted out.
BuzzFeed News reporters Chris Geidner and Dominic Holden were in court Tuesday for the historic arguments that will determine if same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
“The world will be watching tomorrow.”
“It wasn’t part of the list of the things that I might do in my lifetime,” April DeBoer says of her trip to the Supreme Court for Tuesday’s marriage arguments.
A look at the legal issues set to be debated before the justices on Tuesday.
The 30-second ad is set to run in the days before two-and-a-half hours of arguments at the Supreme Court.