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Appeals court rules against Defense of Marriage Act

An appeals court in New York ruled on Thursday that a law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. It was the second federal appeals court to reject the law, which could go before the Supreme Court soon.


Court scraps zoning law for X-rated clubs, shops

Adult Entertainment

A New York City zoning law designed to keep adult entertainment businesses away from schools, churches and residential neighborhoods was deemed unconstitutional by a New York state judge on Thursday.


Poll: Vast support for new health care effort

Americans overwhelmingly want the president and Congress to get to work on a new bill to change the health care system if the Supreme Court strikes down President Barack Obama's 2010 overhaul as unconstitutional, a new poll finds....


Key part of federal gay marriage law ruled unconstitutional

Advocates of same-sex marriage won a major legal victory — and greatly increased the odds of a U.S. Supreme Court showdown on the subject — as an appeals court ruled that the government could not deny tax, Social Security and other federal benefits to gay couples who were legally married in their home states.


Prop 8 Overturned: What Does It Mean for California?

Gay Marriage

A federal court rules that California's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, potentially clearing the way for the case to be heard by the Supreme Court.


U.S. sued for $25 billion over AIG takeover

A company run by former American International Group Chief Executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg has sued the United States, claiming that the government takeover of the insurer was unconstitutional.


Supreme Court refuses to skip lower courts on healthcare reform law

Supreme Court refuses to skip lower courts on healthcare reform law

The Supreme Court refused Monday to bypass the lower courts and take up an immediate challenge to the constitutionality of the national healthcare reform law and its requirement that all those who can afford it have medical insurance by 2014.


Court sets June date to hear healthcare appeal

Court sets June date to hear healthcare appeal

A court will hear oral arguments on June 8 in a government appeal of a federal judge's ruling that struck down President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare overhaul law as unconstitutional.


Alaska governor cites Fla. law, refuses to enact health care law

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said he will not implement the federal health care overhaul after a judge in Florida struck down the law as unconstitutional.


Judge: Obama's health overhaul unconstitutional

Judge: Obama's health overhaul unconstitutional

A federal judge in Florida ruled Monday that President Barack Obama's entire health care overhaul law is unconstitutional, placing even noncontroversial provisions under a cloud in a broad challenge that seems certain to be resolved only by the Supreme Court....


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