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First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 53 mins ago - 13 reports

U.S. judge knocks down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays …

Reuters  –DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, but temporarily stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore, found in favor ... [Published Yahoo! India - 44 mins ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 20 reports

Ambassadors of EU countries will discuss sanctions against Russia and freezing of assets of legal entities

Maria Knyazeva. The Council of ambassadors of EU countries to the EU (Coroper) on Thursday, a day plans to devote to discuss additional punishments, for example, against Russia, because of the recent events in Ukraine. It is assumed that you will expand ... [Published - 1 hour ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 6 reports

Obama flat wrong on trafficking law, says Rep. Gutierrez

President Obama is flat wrong to seek changes in current immigration law to manage the wave of migrant children at the southern border, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) charged Wednesday.“I understand that people here are used to saying, ‘Oh, but you're a ... [Published The Hill - 3 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 8 reports

EU orders France to recoup nearly 10 million euros from Ryanair

BRUSSELS - The European Union ordered France on Wednesday to recoup almost 10 million euros ($13 million) from low-cost airline Ryanair, finding that the airline was given an illegal competitive advantage at three airports in the country."EU state aid ... [Published Macon Telegraph - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 5 reports

Surprising consensus on high court

Proquest LLCIn a political world of toxic partisanship, the last place we would expect to find compromise and consensus would be the U.S. Supreme Court.Quietly, the Supreme Court has racked up more unanimous votes than during anytime in several gener ... [Published Insurance News Net - 2 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

Van Hollen argues no fundamental right to same sex marriage

Wisconsin’s attorney general claims there’s no fundamental right for the state to grant marriage licenses to same sex couples.In a 188-page filing with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen argues the due process ... [Published WHBY AM 1150 - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 18 reports

Johnson comments on ACA court rulings

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comTwo different circuit courts ruled two different ways Tuesday in the legal challenge to the U.S. government’s distribution of subsidies to people who purchased health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.The ... [Published Portsmouth Daily Times - 4 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 24 reports

New EU energy targets draw mixed reaction

EU commissioners have agreed on a target to improve energy efficiency by almost one third by 2030, which would also aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But some analysts say the announcement is also intended to counter any threat of Russian gas supplies ... [Published Voice of Russia - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 26 reports

Google facing wave of competition activity in EU

In February, Google and EU anti-trust reached a settlement over allegations that the company did not supply users with sufficient diversity of options in its search process. EU officials took issue with the fact that results from the engine appeared to ... [Published Inside Counsel - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 36 reports

Don’t trust John Roberts: Why he won’t “save” Obamacare without a price

Panels from two separate federal appeals courts issued opposing rulings yesterday about The D.C. Circuit panel’s ruling (which will be submitted for review to the full court, where the government’s argument stands a much better chance) decreed that subsidies ... [Published Salon - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 107 reports

Federal Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Obamacare Subsidies

Two federal appeals court panels issued conflicting rulings Tuesday on how the government should subsidize health insurance premiums for those in the 36 states using Obamacare's federal insurance exchange.A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court ... [Published Ashburn Patch - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 78 reports

EU expands sanctions on Syria

6:56 amBRUSSELS, July 23 — The European Union (EU) expanded sanctions on Syria over the government's "violent repression" of its civilian population, the Council of EU Tuesday said in a statement.The EU's foreign ministers agreed to add three people and ... [Published - 20 hours ago]


"Besides, there are no Maths or English teachers for our kids. If we speak out, we're afraid our kids' results will be sabotaged. The principal says new teachers will come in some time. But we don't want teachers like that Maths teacher, who might only destroy our children's lives" she said
"Regardless of someone’s personal beliefs regarding whether same-sex marriage should be permitted as a matter of policy, doing so is not the role of the judicial branch" the July 21 filing from Colorado's Solicitor General states
"I personally believe as a matter of my Christian faith in traditional marriage," he wrote. "But as a matter of constitutional principle, I believe in a form of limited government that protects personal liberty, and therefore I believe all individuals, all couples should be allowed to determine the sanctity of their marriage by their own faith or their own beliefs of marriage. For those of us in the Christian faith community who believe in traditional marriage, I personally don't believe decisions a state government may make on marriage or civil unions should have any impact, nor be any threat to the sanctity of marriage. However, where a state stands in the way of someone who believes otherwise, who believes in the institution of same-sex marriage, I believe such a restriction does compromise the doctrine of individual liberty that is at the very foundation of our Constitution."
...  A Washington Post editorial complains, "the text is a vague mess and the court's interpretation of the language is at odds with the law's obvious intent and with normal deference to executive interpretation."

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