July 26, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit announced Friday that it will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin before a panel of three judges in August. The states requested that their arguments be heard en banc, but the court rejected ...[read more]
July 16, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Monday that Indiana must allow secular humanists to officiate at weddings, despite a state law that bars their participation. The court declared that the law unlawfully discriminates against nonreligious humanists who wish to have their ...[read more]
July 16, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Monday against a coalition of five Great Lakes States seeking to compel the Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (District) to take action to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan ...[read more]
June 28, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday ordered a stay on the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana's ruling striking down Indiana's ban on gay marriage, pending an appeal of the case. In the two days between the ruling and the stay, hundreds of same sex couples ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday in Clark v. Rameker that funds held in inherited individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are not "retirement funds" for bankruptcy purposes. Section 522 of the Bankruptcy Code exempts tax-exempt retirement funds from the bankruptcy estate. In October ...[read more]
April 20, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Two unions representing the city of Madison and Dane County public workers filed the lawsuit in 2011, ...[read more]
February 23, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday ruled against the University of Notre Dame, denying their claim that the US Department of Health's contraception-coverage requirement is forcing the institution to violate its religious beliefs. In a 2-1 decision, the federal court ...[read more]
November 9, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday temporarily blocked the enforcement of the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The companies are challenging the mandate on religious freedom grounds, claiming providing such medical ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
09/24/2012: Supreme Court reversed redistricting ruling 07/26/2012: Alabama asked federal court to approve new redistricting plan 02/28/2012: Federal court issued new Texas voting district maps 01/20/2012: Supreme Court rejected Texas redistricting maps 07/25/2008: Seventh Circuit held voting ...[read more]
August 9, 2013
by G. Redd
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday asked a judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin to stay a challenge to the state's new abortion law, pending an appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The DOJ appealed the injunction earlier ...[read more]

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