April 15, 2015
by Sarah Boehme
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously Wednesday that elected officials do not have the right to open municipal council meetings with a prayer. The country's top court found that reciting a Catholic prayer at council meetings is unconstitutional and infringes on freedom of conscience and ...[read more]
June 6, 2013
by G. Redd
The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay open despite President Barack Obama's renewed statements that he will close it. According to the official summary, "While the NDAA ...[read more]
July 25, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) and Torah Jews for Decency (TJD) filed a complaint on Monday challenging the Marriage Equality Act, which allows same-sex couples to marry in the state. The plaintiffs argue, among other claims, that the law was enacted in violation of the New York ...[read more]
June 15, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the Budget Repair Bill on Tuesday, overruling the Dane County Circuit Court finding that legislators had violated the "open meetings" rule. Ruling 4-3, the court stated that lower court Judge Maryann Sumi had "invaded the legislature's constitutional powers."The ...[read more]
March 17, 2011
by Daniel Richey
Republicans in the Wisconsin state legislature broke several state laws when they passed last month's controversial budget bill, charges Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne (D) in a complaint filed Tuesday in a Wisconsin circuit court. Ozanne alleges the February 25 special session that ...[read more]
February 6, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
Opponents of a new anti-immigration measure in Farmers Branch, Texas filed a lawsuit Tuesday arguing that the measure was not properly approved. The ordinance was passed by the Dallas suburb's City Council last month, but the suit alleges that it was approved in violation of the Texas Open ...[read more]
June 18, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US delegation to the Meetings of the Group of Governmental Experts for the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) said Monday that the United States will not support a ban on the use of cluster munitions, but is open to negotiations to reduce the humanitarian impact by requiring the ...[read more]

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