Tag: federal appeals court

Experts: Prop 8 ruling may dodge high court

9th Circuit panel crafts its decision striking down California amendment narrowly, avoids question of whether other states can ban marriage LISA LEFF  |  Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Conservative critics like to point out...

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Court won’t release videos from Prop 8 trial

A federal appeals court refused Thursday to unseal video recordings of a landmark trial on the constitutionality of California’s same-sex marriage ban but said it needed more time to decide if a lower court judge properly struck down the voter-approved ban.

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Appeals court rejects ‘homophobic panic’ claim

Lawyers for Robert Van Hook, convicted of murdering gay man in 1985, told court psychological reports could have supported his claims of mental disease LISA CORNWELL  |  Associated Press editor@dallasvoice.com CINCINNATI — A...

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Court throws out Log Cabin’s DADT challenge

Now that “don’t ask, don’t tell” has been repealed, a federal appeals court today declared moot Log Cabin Republicans’ lawsuit challenging the policy — and vacated a district judge’s ruling...

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Supreme Court hearing on Prop 8 to be televised

The seven-member California State Supreme Court will hear arguments Sept. 6, on whether state law gives the anti-gay group which pushed for passage of  Proposition 8, the voter approved state constitutional amendment banning gay...

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Court refuses to suspend lawsuit challenging DADT

LISA LEFF  |  Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has denied the government’s request to suspend a lawsuit challenging the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court...

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DOJ says DOMA justified to prevent ‘inequities’

LGBT advocates disappointed in Obama administration’s decision to defend law that he favors repealing Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service The U.S. Department of Justice filed its brief Jan. 13 with a federal appeals court that...

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Log Cabin urges court to sustain DADT case

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A gay rights group is asking a federal appeals court in California to keep considering whether a trial judge properly struck down the U.S. military’s ban on gays serving openly in...

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