September 13, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Friday ordered Arizona to issue a death certificate listing the deceased man as married and his same-sex partner as his surviving spouse. District Judge John Sedwick cited rulings in the past year overturning state bans on same-sex ...[read more]
May 9, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the state of Indiana must recognize the out-of-state marriage of a same-sex couple during the couple's legal battle to have the name of one of the women listed as spouse on the death certificate of her terminally ill partner. The preliminary injunction, granted ...[read more]
April 22, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Gay rights group Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of a widow and three same-sex couples. The widow, who married her spouse in New York last year, is ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Thursday granted an emergency request to force Indiana to immediately recognize a same-sex marriage in a death certificate of a spouse of a couple who wed in another state. The temporary order, which would last 28 days, was ...[read more]
September 4, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Tuesday issued an order allowing a Cincinnati man to be listed as "spouse" on the death certificate of his late husband. While the state constitution of Ohio prohibits same-sex marriage, state law does recognize marriages ...[read more]
December 18, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Polk County court in Iowa ruled Monday that both same-sex parents' names should be listed on their child's death certificate. Jennifer and Jessica Buntemeyer, a legally married couple, sued the state of Iowa to include both women's names on the death certificate after Jessica gave birth to a ...[read more]
November 6, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected a petition from Troy Anthony Davis on Friday for a certificate of appealability (COA), ruling that Davis must appeal his case directly to the US Supreme Court. Davis was seeking a COA to appeal the US District Court for the Southern ...[read more]
March 20, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
A District Court in Belgrade said Monday it would close an outstanding case against late Yugoslav ex-president Slobodan Milosevic for organizing the murder of former Serbian president Ivan Stambolic, according to private news agency BETA. A court spokesman said the case, which opened in... ...[read more]
August 18, 2005
by David Shucosky
Vladimiro Montesinos, a close aide of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and Peru's former intelligence chief, went on trial Wednesday on charges that he ordered the massacres of Maoist rebel supporters by paramilitary death squads in the 1990s. Montesinos' past is full of questiona... ...[read more]
June 13, 2005
by jt
Miller-El v. Dretke, Supreme Court of the United States, June 13, 2005. Excerpt from the Opinion by Justice Souter:We granted certiorari to consider whether Miller-El was entitled to review on the Batson claim, Miller-El v. Cockrell, 534 U. S. 1122 (2002), and reversed the Court of ...[read more]

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