A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned.
A federal judge has ruled that Virginia cannot automatically hold prisoners convicted of capital murder on “death row,” where the harsh conditions and solitary confinement amount to an unconstitutional denial of due process.
The president and CEO of The Associated Press says the government’s seizure of AP journalists’ phone records was “unconstitutional” and already has had a chilling effect on newsgathering.
Political commentator Charles Krauthammer warns that the gay marriage case before the U.S. Supreme Court has the potential to expand into a nationwide “assault on religion.”
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot bring drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspect’s property to look for evidence without first getting a warrant for a search, a decision which may limit how investigators use dogs’ sensitive noses to search out drugs, explosives and other items hidden from human sight, sound and smell.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry lost the first round Thursday in his bid to have his name added to Virginia’s Republican presidential primary ballot as a judge scheduled a hearing on the […]