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Federal Court: Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional

An appeals courts’ decision to strike down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.


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Potential Landmark Gay Marriage Case Heads To Appeals Court In Va.

A potentially landmark case on gay marriage is now in the hands of a federal appeals court in Virginia.


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Appeals Court Affirms Md. Robocalls Case Verdict

Maryland’s second highest court has affirmed the verdict in the election fraud trial of a campaign consultant involving Election Day robocalls that prosecutors said were aimed at keeping black voters from the polls.


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Special Session Draws Dog Lovers Rallying For Appeal Of Owner-Renter Liability Ruling

Gambling expansion isn’t the only issue Maryland lawmakers are expected to address in a special session Thursday and Friday. Also up for debate is an issue that affects all dog owners across the state, pitting dog lovers and landlords against an Appeals Court ruling earlier this year.


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Holder: Obama Administration Respects Decisions That Courts Make

In a letter written at the request of a federal appellate judge, Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday offered assurances that the Obama administration respects the decisions that courts make.