The decision against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of killing and maiming people with homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon last year, is not necessarily final, because such cases often end in plea deals.
Once again, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's blistering June 2013 dissent against overturning DOMA has been cited by a judge ruling against a state's gay marriage ban.
Late Thursday night, U.S. District Court Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen decided that Virginia's current law denies same-sex couples "their rights to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution."
KING COUNTY, Wash. - Brandon Olebar, 30, describes freedom as the best present anyone could receive."This is the best holiday I have ever had in my life," said Olebar. His wife Melissa added, "I kept telling him this is our year, 2013.
The dissent by Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, from a decision not to rehear U.S. v. Olsen starts off with a bang: "There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land.