Utah will not recognize same-sex marriages performed before high court stay
January 8th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
8 months ago

Utah will not recognize same-sex marriages performed before high court stay

(CNN) – Utah will not recognize the hundreds of same-sex marriages that were temporarily allowed by a federal judge's ruling but before the Supreme Court issued an injunction, the state announced Wednesday.

Officials say more than a thousand marriage licenses between gay and lesbian couples were issued in the 17 days between the initial ruling and the high court's Monday order blocking enforcement.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Utah
January 6th, 2014
10:38 AM ET
8 months ago

Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Utah

Updated 4:37 p.m. ET, 1/6/2014

(CNN) – The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked same-sex marriage in Utah, an apparently unanimous order in favor of the state that sends the matter back to an appeals court for expedited consideration.

The case could have sweeping national implications, depending on how the federal appeals panel rules on a challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban and whether the case returns to the high court.
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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court • Utah
Supreme Court asked to permit same-sex marriage in Utah
January 3rd, 2014
01:41 PM ET
8 months ago

Supreme Court asked to permit same-sex marriage in Utah

(CNN) - Lawyers for a group of gay and lesbian couples in Utah have asked the Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages to continue in the state, following a federal judge's ruling that found a law there banning the practice unconstitutional.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an emergency injunction on Tuesday, but was expected to issue an order as early as Friday afternoon on whether to grant the state's request for an injunction to temporarily halt same-sex unions.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court • Utah
January 3rd, 2014
09:21 AM ET
8 months ago

Supreme Court to rule on Obamacare, same-sex marriage injunctions

Washington (CNN) – The Supreme Court could act as early as Friday on pending requests for injunctions in two separate, high-profile cases– health care reform and same-sex marriage - that put Justice Sonia Sotomayor in an unusually pivotal role.

Religious-affiliated non-profits - including a Denver-based home for the elderly run by Catholic nuns - have asked the high court to block enforcement of the requirement in the Affordable Care Act to provide birth control and other reproductive health coverage to their workers.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court
Chief Justice laments budget, sequester impact on federal courts
December 31st, 2013
06:16 PM ET
8 months ago

Chief Justice laments budget, sequester impact on federal courts

Washington (CNN) – Lamenting he is ringing in the new year with an old concern, Chief Justice John Roberts is again warning leaders in the other two branches of government that continuing budget shortfalls and sequestration cuts will create a "bleak" future for the fair administration of justice in the nation's federal courts.

In his annual year-end report on the judiciary, Roberts on Tuesday said the courts have already made significant unilateral cuts in funding, adding a prolonged reduction by Congress would be extremely hard to overcome.

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Filed under: John Roberts • Supreme Court
Catholic groups ask Supreme Court to delay Obamacare mandate
December 31st, 2013
04:41 PM ET
8 months ago

Catholic groups ask Supreme Court to delay Obamacare mandate

Updated 6:23 p.m. ET, 12/31/2013

Washington (CNN) – A group of Catholic organizations, in an emergency appeal on Tuesday, asked the Supreme Court to delay the Obamacare requirement that certain religious-affiliated groups provide contraception and "abortion-inducing drug" coverage to their workers.

Archdioceses in Washington, D.C., Tennessee and Michigan - along with affiliated groups that include Catholic University - asked Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Elena Kagan to block enforcement of the employer mandates under the Affordable Care Act set to take effect on Wednesday.
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Filed under: Faith • Health care • Obamacare
Utah asks Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage
December 31st, 2013
04:10 PM ET
8 months ago

Utah asks Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage

(CNN) – Utah officials have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately block enforcement of a federal judge's ruling allowing same-sex couples to be legally married in the state.

An emergency appeal was filed on Tuesday with Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who could rule herself or ask the rest of the court to weigh in.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court • Utah
Would-be assassin John Hinckley gets longer visits at mother's home
December 20th, 2013
06:28 PM ET
8 months ago

Would-be assassin John Hinckley gets longer visits at mother's home

(CNN) – A federal judge will allow John Hinckley, the man who shot and severely wounded President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt, more time away from a Washington psychiatric hospital to visit his mother in Virginia.

His periodic visits are currently restricted to 10 days at a time. He now will be permitted 17-day visits to Williamsburg.

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Filed under: Ronald Reagan
Secret Service misbehavior isn't widespread, report says
December 20th, 2013
01:48 PM ET
8 months ago

Secret Service misbehavior isn't widespread, report says

Washington (CNN) - An internal government review released Friday found no "widespread" misconduct or inappropriate behavior among U.S. Secret Service employees, after concerns were raised in Congress about the agency's disciplinary controls following a prostitution scandal.

The 145-page report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general noted isolated cases of unethical conduct among Secret Service workers, on or off duty, which raised broader security concerns. It recommended 14 guidelines to deal with future problems.

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New Mexico high court rules same-sex couples have right to marry
December 19th, 2013
01:38 PM ET
8 months ago

New Mexico high court rules same-sex couples have right to marry

Updated 2:52 p.m., 12/19/2013

(CNN) – The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled the state may not deny same-sex couples the freedom to marry, concluding current laws are unconstitutional.

The ruling Thursday is another victory for gay and lesbian couples nationwide seeking to legally wed. New Mexico would become the 17th state plus the District of Columbia to allow such unions.
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Filed under: New Mexico • Same-sex marriage
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