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13 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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What if high court rejects gay marriage cases?

The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now.

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SEP 29, 2014 - Washington Post

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Volokh Conspiracy: Online symposium on animus

According to the Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, the Defense of Marriage Act violated equal protection because it reflected animus against married same-sex couples. Windsor was the latest installment in what I have called an animus  quadrilogy—four major decisions invalidating government action that go back four decades. It may be the sleeper issue in the upcoming marriage challenges ...

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SEP 29, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Teens who crossed US border alone enter schools

FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — The group of mostly Spanish-speaking teenage boys with styled spiky hair and high-top sneakers enthusiastically pecks away on hand-held tablets at the G.W. Carver Education Center, pausing to alert the teacher when stumped. U.S. schools are now dealing with the fallout from the dramatic spike in the number of children and teenagers who crossed into the ...

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SEP 28, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Unconstitutional laws remain on Louisiana's books

(AP) — Another state law was recently declared unconstitutional — but unless the Legislature specifically takes action to remove it, language allowing Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson to get a special boost in retirement will remain in law books. Claitor has tried to strike unconstitutional provisions, most notably a state law that requires that along with evolution, science classes ...

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SEP 17, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Texas executes woman convicted of starving nine-year-old

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a 9-year-old boy was executed on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. CDT at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, said Robert Hurst, spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. ...

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