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  • Federal appeals court invalidates DOMA

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 31, 2012 | 10:49 am

    In related news, the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled this morning that the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act violates the Constitution. The decision comes on the heels of two district court judges holding likewise.

    The SCOTUSblog recaps:

    Thursday’s ruling by the...

  • California gay marriage ban overturned, appeal planned

    February 7, 2012 | 11:11 am

    A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday found California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional in a case that is likely to lead to a showdown on the issue in the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Proponents of the ban said they would appeal the ruling, and the Protect Marriage coalition that sponsored the...

  • Briefs: Court nixes Neuwirth suit, Pearl family menorah at White House

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Court Rules Against Neuwirth

    A Superior Court judge in Santa Monica has dismissed a defamation suit, which threw into sharp relief the emotional tension between hawkish and dovish supporters of Israel.

    Judge John Reed ruled Nov. 27 against plaintiff Rachel Neuwirth, a right-wing...

  • Chabad Case Closed, With Enmity

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed on Wednesday a controversial beit din (Jewish court of law) arbitration award that ruled that properties controlled by the Living Judaism Center (LJC) should be taken over by Chabad of California.

    The conflict between the two institutions...

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  • Scout’s Honor

    By Rob Eshman

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Marvin Himlin believes with all his heart that the Boy Scouts of America and the United States Supreme Court did right by keeping avowed homosexuals from leadership positions in the Scouts. "Young kids coming into their sexuality are too impressionable, and I don't think kids need...

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