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Topic - John Mchugh
The judiciary would be exercising "raw judicial power" were it to overturn Colorado’s traditional marriage amendment, an attorney at a religious liberty advocacy firm said Monday.
The soldier who killed three people before committing suicide in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009 had shown no recent risks of violence, authorities said Thursday.
The Army's top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat.
Both sides in the military sexual assault debate are finding ammunition in last week's sentencing of Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair — one of the highest-profile court-martial cases in military history, and one that shows just how tricky it could be to reduce the assault rate in the ranks and successfully punish offenders.
The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay.
In a letter to Washington, Gov. Nathan Deal said Georgia will do everything it legally can without federal cooperation to move toward deepening the Savannah harbor, a project the governor described as being stuck in "regulatory purgatory."
Angry lawmakers on Wednesday sharply questioned the Army on its confusion over the location of some veterans' remains at Arlington National Cemetery, as service officials described what they called the "laborious" process of ensuring every grave was properly identified.
Attorney John McHugh, representing the plaintiffs, said the marriage amendment denied the couples the "dignity" of the recognition of "marriage," as well as their ability to file joint tax returns and receive federal marriage benefits.
"The sole purpose and effect of these laws is to demean and degrade same-sex couples. The Supreme Court found that that singular purpose invalidated DOMA and Justice Scalia and 14 federal court judges have reason that Windsor’s holding requires striking down state same-sex marriage bans," McHugh stated.