Sexual orientation discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people can only come from the Supreme Court or Congress, the federal appeals court in Chicago rules.
Obama administration lawyers argue that Texas and other states suing the federal government “have entirely failed to establish” that the pro-transgender policies should be put on hold.
In the 4-3 ruling, the Virginia Supreme Court held that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe lacked the authority to issue his April order. [Update: McAuliffe says he will individually restore voting rights for all who would have qualified under his order.]
A decision by Arkansas’ chief justice almost certainly means there will be no executions in the state through the rest of 2016.
John Conner was scheduled to die Thursday evening for killing his friend. After some delay in last-minute appeals, the execution was completed a little past midnight.
Clinton wants a Pokémon voting app. Trump wants to capture “Crooked Hillary.”
A former consultant signed a contract agreeing never to publicly “demean or disparage” Donald Trump, his companies, his family, or his family’s companies.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee alleges Sam Nunberg leaked confidential information.
The latest move from the school district, which has been attempting to keep a transgender student from using the restroom in accordance with his gender identity. [Update: Lawyers for the student opposed the school’s request on July 26.]
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is fighting to defend HB 1523, a religious exemption law passed earlier this year. A federal judge halted enforcement of the law on June 30.
The Washington Monument is the hottest Pokémon Go club — OK, gym — in D.C.
Although nearly 3,000 people are on death row in America, there has not been an execution in the country for two months — and few executions are expected in the coming months.
A second multi-state lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s moves, particularly in support of transgender students.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant also asked the trial court judge to put his ruling halting enforcement of HB 1523 on holding pending the outcome of any appeal.
The move comes in the latest lawsuit from Texas seeking to push back against President Obama’s policies.
HB 2 “is state-sanctioned discrimination that is inflicting immediate and significant harm on transgender individuals,” Justice Department lawyers argue. The move in the legal fight came as Donald Trump said he’s “with the state” on HB 2.
FBI Director James Comey said Clinton and her team were “extremely careless” in handling classified information.
The law — providing protections for those with religious objections to same-sex couples’ marriages — violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments, a federal judge ruled late Thursday night. The law was due to go into effect on Friday.
The move came hours after four civil rights groups — which oppose the law and the proposed amendment — sent a letter to the NBA urging the league not to “cut a deal that would sell us out.”
Misty Snow — the first out transgender nominee of either major party for Congress — will face off against Sen. Mike Lee in November.