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1 HOUR AGO - Globe and Mail

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Federal justice minister won’t make Marc Nadon repay Supreme Court salary

The elevation of Nadon from the Federal Court of Appeal was ruled invalid in March on the grounds it violated Quebec-specific provisions of the Supreme Court Act

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4 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Massachusetts governor signs law limiting protests at abortion clinics

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday signed into law a measure allowing to police to order anti-abortion protesters away from clinic entrances if their presence impedes public access. The measure comes a month after the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down a 2007 Massachusetts law prohibiting protests within 35 feet (11 meters) of the entrances of reproductive health facilities, a measure ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Despite Court Ruling, State's Same-Sex Couples Still Denied Marriage Equality

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., July 30 (Reuters) - Five gay couples were denied marriage licenses on Wednesday at a South Carolina courthouse as they offered a symbolic challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban. As a crowd of supporters waited outside a Greenville County courthouse, the couples filled out marriage applications and were turned away. The couples were trying ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Massachusetts Governor Signs Abortion Clinic Bill

BOSTON (AP) — Police now have increased authority to break up crowds gathering around Massachusetts abortion clinic entrances under a bill the governor signed on Wednesday. Gov. Deval Patrick's signing comes a little more than one month after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2007 Massachusetts law that established a protest-free 35-foot "buffer zone" around clinic entrances. Patrick praised ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Obama Administration Joins Suits Against GOP-Backed Voting Restrictions In Wisconsin, Ohio

The Obama administration on Wednesday sought to join two ongoing lawsuits against voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio. In the filings, the Justice Department argued that a federal judge was right to strike down Wisconsin's voter ID law and that Ohio is incorrectly interpreting its duties under a provision of the Voting Rights Act. Attorney General Eric Holder, who talked ...

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