Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor late Tuesday issued a temporary injunction preventing the government from requiring a group of nuns to comply with the contraceptive mandate included in 'Obamacare.' The mandate took effect at midnight.
Friday is the next deadline in the gay marriage battle in Utah, as US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor considers how to handle the state's request to halt same-sex marriages pending appeal of a lower-court ruling allowing them. So far, she has asked gay couples to submit briefs.
The family of Jahi McMath now has until Jan. 7 to move her from Children's Hospital Oakland, a California judge has ruled. Family members deem the teen to be alive, whereas six doctors have said death has occurred, as defined by law.
Top Utah officials vow to take their fight to reinstate a gay marriage ban to the US Supreme Court, if necessary. In the meantime, same-sex couples in Utah are obtaining marriage licenses – almost 1,000 so far.
Utah officials defending the state's ban on gay marriage plan to appeal a court ruling that lifted the ban Friday. In the meantime, it's taking awhile for final word on whether gay marriages in Utah can take place in the interim.
A hospital in Oakland, Calif., says a 'brain-dead' 13-year-old should be removed from a ventilator, but the family of Jahi McMath hopes for 'a Christmas miracle.' A court on Monday ordered an independent review of her condition.
Utah officials ask the US 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent more marriage licenses from being issued to gay couples, pending appeal of Friday's ruling that lifts a ban on gay marriage. The appeals court could act at any time.
For killing four people while driving drunk, a wealthy Texas teenager was sentenced to probation and treatment at an exclusive facility. Prosecutors and victims' families are urging the judge to add jail time.
The judge, ruling in an ongoing civil lawsuit, ordered the NSA to stop collecting the plaintiffs' telephone metadata, saying the intelligence gathering likely violates Fourth Amendment privacy guarantees.