Federal Judge Timothy Black announced his intention to strike down part of Ohio's ban on gay marriages later this month, ordering the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. The ruling will not mean Ohio is legalizing same-sex marriages.
In 2012, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) attempted to purge the state’s voter rolls of noncitizens and other ineligible voters. On Tuesday, a panel for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the effort 2 to 1.
Some 300 same-sex couples wed in Michigan Saturday after a federal judge found the state ban on such marriages unconstitutional and before his ruling was stayed. The governor said the unions, while legal, won't be recognized by the state.
An FBI agent shot and killed Ibragim Todashev last May during questioning about one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Leaked reports from a Florida prosecutor and the federal Justice Department suggest that no charges will be filed.
Amid growing concern about inequities in school discipline, data show that black children – 18 percent of total preschool enrollment in 2011-2012 – made up 48 percent of those suspended more than once.