HC helps Hindu-Muslim couple tie knot in Kerala

Having received threats in their communally-sensitive home district Kasargod, a Muslim man and a Hindu woman got married in Kochi after the Kerala High Court intervened in the matter. The couple had furnished the mandatory notices at Badiyadukka sub-registrar office in Kasargod on January 24 this year, as per the Special Marriages Act, but the [...]

Brief filed in US Supreme Court case challenging Ohio’s gay marriage ban

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A brief filed by same-sex couples challenging Ohio’s constitutional ban on gay marriage in front of the U.S. Supreme Court says a voter-approved measure should never override the rights every citizen is entitled to have. The brief, filed Friday in advance of upcoming oral arguments and an expected Supreme Court decision regarding [...]

Two reading lessons from the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters. Next week, however, in oral arguments concerning two cases, the justices’ task will be to teach remedial reading to Congress and to Arizona. On Wednesday, the justices will consider this: Did Congress mean what it said when, with patently coercive intent, it stipulated in the Affordable Care Act [...]

GOP states revisit Obamacare as Supreme Court weighs subsidies

(Alex Wong/Getty Images) Officials in several Republican states that balked at participating in President Obama’s ­health-care initiative are now revisiting the issue amid mounting panic over a possible Supreme Court decision that would revoke federal insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. The discussions taking place in state capitals around the country are part of a [...]

Before Justices Rule, Floridians Consider Life Without Health Subsidies

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Supreme Court issues stay in Singing River case

Mississippi Supreme Court building(Photo: Special to The Clarion-Ledger) The Mississippi Supreme Court issued a stay order Friday in the Singing River Health System, putting all further action on hold until it considers a set of motions. Singing River retirees have sued the Pascagoula-based hospital after learning it stopped contributing to its employee pension fund and [...]

Kerala High Court helps Hindu-Muslim couple who got death threats, get married

Kochi: Kerala High Court has lent a helping hand to a young couple from different faiths, who were facing death threats from fundamentalists, to enter wedlock. The Hindu woman and her Muslim lover were forced to flee Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala, after they received death threats following their decision to get married. The [...]

Supreme Court Overturns 100-Year Sentence In Hartford Drive-By Shooting

HARTFORD — The state Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 100-year prison sentence Ackeem Riley received for killing a 16-year-old honor student in Hartford in 2006. Riley, who is awaiting trial for another killing, was 17 when he shot and killed Tray Davis on Garden Street in November 2006. Two others were struck by bullets [...]

Sentence Reduced for 2 Supreme Court Demonstrators

Two protesters who pleaded guilty to demonstrating inside the Supreme Court have had their sentences reduced from five days in jail to one. The two appeared in D.C. Superior Court on Friday to begin serving sentences a judge issued Thursday following guilty pleas. Their attorney, Caleb Medearis, says the judge changed her sentence Friday because [...]

Michigan couple’s Supreme Court brief in gay marriage case focuses on ‘injury …

HAZEL PARK, MI — A Supreme Court brief filed Friday by lawyers for a Michigan couple challenging the state’s gay marriage ban focuses on children, arguing that preventing same-sex parents from marrying leaves kids vulnerable to economic and psychological harm. Ann Arbor attorney Carol Stanyar said the brief was filed Friday along with documents from [...]

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