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Va. Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By U.S. Court

A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.

07/28/2014

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Blocking Warrantless NSA Searches, Tech ‘Backdoors’

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.

06/20/2014

American University professor blasts Supreme Court rulings on campaign spending, saying the court's reasoning also means paying for sex is free speech. (Getty Images)

Law Professor To Senate: ‘Outlawing Prostitution Is Unconstitutional’

American University professor blasts Supreme Court rulings on campaign spending, saying the court’s reasoning also means paying for sex is free speech.

06/05/2014

A federal agency says a New York healthcare firm forced employees to join prayer circles, thank God for having jobs and say "I love you" to co-workers and managers. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Court Lifts Bar to Christian Prayer in Md. County

An order that barred elected leaders of Carroll County, Maryland, from opening their public meetings with prayers invoking the name of Jesus Christ was lifted Monday by a federal judge, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly approved of Christian prayers opening town board meetings in New York state.

05/05/2014

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20 States Vote To Support Constitutional Convention For Passing Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

Republican legislators concerned about the federal debt are trying to set up the guidelines for Alabama to participate in a state-led constitutional convention.

01/21/2014

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Judge: NSA Phone Record Collection Likely Unconstitutional

In the first ruling of its kind, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records is likely to violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search.

12/16/2013

Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Wisconsin Abortion Law

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday evening to block enforcement of a new Wisconsin law that bans doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing abortions.

07/09/2013

A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

IRS Replaces Lerner Amid Tea Party Controversy

A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner was replaced Thursday as director of the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted tea party groups.

05/23/2013

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Judge Seems Skeptical of D.C. School Closure Lawsuit

A District of Columbia judge seemed skeptical about a lawsuit asking him to halt the planned closure of 15 public schools, noting during a hearing that the schools students are being moved to are better performing.

05/10/2013

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Holder: Kansas Law Blocking Federal Gun Regulations Unconstitutional

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback that a new state law attempting to block federal regulation of some guns is unconstitutional and that the federal government is willing to go to court over the issue.

05/02/2013

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