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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.

07/29/2014

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Court Orders US To Pay Conservative Group $50K

A federal court has ordered the U.S. government to pay $50,000 to a conservative group that says confidential information from its tax returns about its donors was published on the website of a political opponent.

06/24/2014

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Ex-Virginia Governor Makes 1st Remarks Since Indictment

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell was greeted with applause from several hundred Virginia Republicans at a political cookout.

06/17/2014

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Rulings Tuesday In Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell’s Corruption Case

A judge says he’ll rule Tuesday on key defense requests in the federal corruption prosecution of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

05/19/2014

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2 Confirmed as Judges in Federal Court in Maryland

The U.S. Senate has confirmed two men to serve as judges on U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland.

05/01/2014

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Restaurant Owner, Son Plead Guilty in Taxi Case

A politically connected restaurant owner from Washington’s Chinatown neighborhood and his son have pleaded guilty to making illegal payments to the head of the city’s taxicab commission.

04/16/2014

Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by senior American officials. (Getty Images)

Report: Immigrants Getting Better At Fighting Deportations

Nearly half of immigrants facing deportation have won their cases in the last year, says study.

02/14/2014

A gay rights activist waves a flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The high court is expected to rule Wednesday on some high profile decisions including California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.  (Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Court Hearing Set Over Gay Marriage Ban In Va.

A federal judge was set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Virginia’s ban on gay marriage should be struck down, which is the position the state’s newly elected Democratic attorney general has endorsed in a move that angered many Republican lawmakers.

02/04/2014

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Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell’s Pre-Trial Talks Limited

A federal judge is limiting what former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, can discuss with friends and family before their trial on corruption charges.

02/03/2014

The Insane Clown Posse attends the 2003 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 10, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Insane Clown Posse Sues Feds Over Gang Label

The Insane Clown Posse sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday over a 2011 FBI report that describes the rap-metal duo’s devoted fans, the Juggalos, as a dangerous gang, saying the designation has tarnished reputations and hurt business.

01/09/2014

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