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Federal Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Virginia Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Virginia Unconstitutional   Late Thursday, a federal judge issued a ruling that Virginia’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, according to reports from The Huffington Post and the Associated Press.   The ruling states: “The Court finds Va. Const. Art. I, §…>read more

No Comment February 14, 2014

Apple Loses Bid to Block Antitrust Monitor

Apple Loses Bid to Block Antitrust Monitor   The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Apple’s latest bid to block the e-books antitrust monitor, but clarified the limitations on the powers of the monitor Michael Bromwich. The court said that Bromwich may continue to examine…>read more

No Comment February 11, 2014

7th Circuit Upholds Life Sentence of Former Gallatin County Sheriff

7th Circuit Upholds Life Sentence of Former Gallatin County Sheriff   The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld the consecutive life sentences of former Gallatin County Sheriff, Raymond Martin. Following the decision of the appeals court, Illinois’s top federal prosecutor Stephen Wigginton released a statement observing, “The…>read more

No Comment February 10, 2014

17 Year Sentence Given to Former ICE Attorney for Taking Bribes

17 Year Sentence Given to Former ICE Attorney for Taking Bribes Constantine Kallas, former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorney, and a prominent one at that, received an over 17 year federal prison sentence on Monday, March 21, for taking bribes from immigrants.  He was also ordered by U.S. District…>read more

1 Comment March 23, 2011