The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions, but California is not affected since it doesn’t use the drug in its lethal injection cocktail.
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies
the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice,
and family. In forming a marital union, two people become
something greater than once they were. As some of
the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage
embodies a love that may endure even past death. It
would misunderstand these men and women to say they
disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do
respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its
fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned
to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s
oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the
eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right
The future of gay marriage depends on a U.S. Supreme Court decision expected Friday or more likely Monday, and as the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community and opposing conservatives anxiously await the ruling, there are 5 things everyone might want to know beforehand.
San Jose independent police auditor Judge Ladoris Cordell says it’s time to do away with grand juries and that they no longer serve their purpose. This follows two grand juries that decided not to indict officers who killed unarmed black men.
Here are some of the highlights from the testimony, released by prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s office Monday night.
Oakland police made numerous arrests Monday in a protest that started in the downtown area and continued to Interstate Highway 580 following a grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer in a fatal Missouri shooting.
For some actors, the “bad guy” is a more interesting role to play…
Cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest, Chief Justice John Roberts said for the court. Because the phones contain so much information, police must get a warrant before looking through them, Roberts said.
The U.S. Supreme Court is due to take another look on Friday at whether it should review the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages, is unconstitutional.