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Texas files suit in Supreme Court over California state-funded travel ban
Texas filed an original action in the US Supreme Court Monday to overturn California's ban on state-funded travel to a list of 11 states—including Texas—that have adopted policies that California has deemed discriminates on the basis of sexual orient (More)
California governor announces new pardon initiative for those prosecuted for being gay
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that his office would be launching a new initiative to pardon people who have prosecuted in California for being gay. Inspired by a call to posthumously pardon Bayard Rustin, a humanitarian a (More)
Federal judge rules twin son of same-sex couple entitled to US citizenship
A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California on Thursday granted a twin son of a same-sex couple US birthright citizenship. The State Department refused to grant two-year-old Ethan Dvash-Banks citizenship but granted hi (More)
DACA on the Docket
On November 8, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit became the first appellate court to enter one of the most high-profile legal fights against the Trump Administration.  In lead and concurring opinions running 99 pages, three appellate judg (More)
The Impacts of the Shifting Definition of Sex Under the Law
While transgender people have existed since the dawn of time, the last decade has seen an increasing spotlight on the community and transgender people’s right to recognition and protection. While this has taken on many different angles, federal and s (More)
An Unexpectedly Small Piece of Cake
One of the year’s most-watched Supreme Court controversies, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Limited v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission , was never likely to deliver the full faceoff between Religious Free Exercise and Anti-Discrimination Rights that many peop (More)
Recall Elections Equal More Politicization of the Judiciary
JURIST Guest Columnist Steve Koslovsky discusses how more judicial elections harm judicial independence... Remember Rose Bird? Back in 1986, Chief Justice Rose E. Bird, who was the first female Chief on the California Supreme Court, (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 9 December 2017
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: California's Public Counsel partnered with Morrison & Foerster on Tuesday to file a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Los Angeles claiming the state has failed to uphold its suggested standards for (More)
Bernie Sanders introduces 'Medicare for all' bill
US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday introduced his "Medicare for all" bill. The Medicare for All Act of 2017 , which is cosponsored by 16 democrats including 2020 front runners Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren seeks to fu (More)
DOJ urges Supreme Court to rule for baker in Colorado same-sex wedding cake case
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amicus curiae brief with the US Supreme Court Thursday in support of the Masterpiece Cakeshop, which was charged with discrimination for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, citing the (More)
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