Topic - Office Of Legal

Subscribe to this topic via RSS or ATOM
Related Stories
  • D. Bruce Hanes, clerk of the Orphans' Court of Montgomery County, Pa., near Philadelphia, began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples when he "decided to come down on the right side of history." Same-sex marriages are still illegal in Pennsylvania. (Associated Press)

    Pa. agency moves to halt licenses for gay marriage

    The battle over gay marriage in Pennsylvania, one of the last Northeast states where same-sex unions are illegal, heated up Tuesday as a state agency went to court to order a county clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • President Obama made a recess appointment to enable Richard Cordray (behind him) to begin serving as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mr. Obama made three other recess appointments. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obama's appointment with tyranny

    President Obama's lawless Jan. 4 installation of a new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau goes to the heart of his loose interpretation of our Constitution. Mr. Obama's actions show he believes checks and balance apply only to the other branches of government, not to him.

  • President Obama, accompanied by Richard Cordray, visits a home in Cleveland on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. In a defiant display of executive power, Mr. Obama bucked Senate Republican opposition to appoint Mr. Cordray as the nation's chief consumer watchdog. (Associated Press)

    Justice Department: Recent recess appointments legal

    The Justice Department is defending the legality of President Obama's recent recess appointment of a national consumer watchdog and other officials from criticism by Republicans.

More Stories →

Happening Now