How Supreme Court conservatives could support gay marriage

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:25 Written by
This story was originally published on Nov. 12, 2012. We are updating and republishing it today as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on one of the most direct constitutional issues to cross its docket in years: Are same-sex couples entitled to marry nationwide? Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the most important constitutional case of the young century. Four consolidated lawsuits—being argued under the caption Obergefell v. Hodges—present the question of…
Ghana president to mediate in Togo after opposition cries fraud
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:24 Written by
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:19pm GMT Print | Single Page [-] Text [+] LOME (Reuters) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama, the current head of the ECOWAS West African bloc, arrived in Togo on Tuesday on a mediation mission after the opposition complained of irregularities in Saturday's presidential vote. Mahama was accompanied by Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, who would also take part
Not opposed to Rahul’s elevation as Congress chief: Amarinder
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:18 Written by
Amritsar: Congress leader Amarinder Singh today said that he was never opposed to the elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the party president. Talking to reporters here Singh said, he believed “Rahul is a dynamic young leader with a vision for the party and the nation.” Singh clarified that he had only said that given the personality driven politics prevailing in the country today, Sonia Gandhi was doing an excellent job. “Nowhere, whether on the television…
US Supreme Court Will Begin Hearing Arguments About Same-sex Marraige
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:12 Written by
Image: MGN Online × US Supreme Court Will Begin Hearing Arguments About Same-sex Marraige Image: MGN Online WASHINGTON (AP) – Demonstrators on both sides of the gay marriage debate are gathered in front of the Supreme Court, where justices today are hearing arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land.
Essential facts about Supreme Court gay marriage case
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:12 Written by
(Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hears arguments over whether states may ban gay marriage. Here is a look at the case, known as Obergefell v. Hodges. WHEN The arguments are set for Tuesday at 10 a.m. (1400 GMT). The session is scheduled for 2-1/2 hours. The court will provide a transcript of arguments and audio on its website (www.supremecourt.gov) that afternoon. LEGAL QUESTIONS The questions before the nine justices
Firms Paid Bill Clinton Millions As They Lobbied Hillary Clinton
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:11 Written by
Former President Bill Clinton accepted more than $2.5 million in speaking fees from 13 major corporations and trade associations that lobbied the U.S. State Department while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, an International Business Times investigation has found. The fees were paid directly to the former president, and not directed to his philanthropic foundation. Many of the companies that paid Bill Clinton for these speeches -- a roster of global giants that includes Microsoft,…
Togo president extends lead in vote: partial results
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:11 Written by
GnassingbeTogo’s incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe has extended a strong lead over his main rival in a weekend poll, according to the latest partial results issued Tuesday. Gnassingbe looked poised to win a third term, with 69 percent of the vote against almost 18 percent for challenger Jean-Pierre Fabre, according to figures from the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). Gnassingbe’s family has ruled the small west African country for almost half a century.
Trinamool Congress sweeps West Bengal civic polls, Mamata calls victory 'answer to Opposition's slander'
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:09 Written by
Kolkata: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday won 70 out of 91 civic bodies across the state while retaining control of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). As per reports, the Left Front was a distant second in the state winning just six civic bodies. The BJP, which had increased its vote share in the Lok Sabha elections significantly, could not win any of the civic bodies, but
US Supreme Court hears WI case over use of force on jail prisoners
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:09 Written by
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard oral argument Monday in a Wisconsin's man's claim that jailers violated his civil rights when they treated him roughly and Tased him while he was awaiting trial on drug charges, a case that could set broader guidelines about excessive force in jails. The fact that Michael B. Kingsely had not been convicted is the key issue: Should he then only have to show the guards' actions were unreasonable?…
The Republican presidential candidates are set to crucify each other on crosses of gold
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:03 Written by
YouTube still, Reuters, APLeft to right: Charles, David, and William Koch, billionaires and GOP backers. See Also George W. Bush just sharply criticized Obama for the first time GOP contenders face a tricky balance on faith and freedom in Iowa Chris Christie's got a math problem The Republican presidential candidates are set to crucify each other on crosses of gold. GOP leaders

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