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  • Oklahomans for Equality gather at Tulsa International Airport with their signs for a send off celebration in support for the plaintiffs in the Oklahoma Marriage Equality lawsuit as they head to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Wednesday April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Brandi Simons)

    Round 2: Court takes up Oklahoma gay-marriage case

    Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday with the rare opportunity to build on arguments the judges heard in a similar case just a week earlier.

  • Panel rules spill claims don't need direct harm

    A federal appeals panel ruled Monday that businesses don't have to prove that they were directly harmed by BP's 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments.

  • 3 Notre Dame students can intervene in lawsuit

    A federal appeals court has ruled three University of Notre Dame students who want the school to provide health care plans covering birth control can intervene on the side of the federal government in a university-filed lawsuit that challenges parts of the Affordable Health Care Act.

  • Some notable rulings on transgender people

    Some court rulings in recent years on transgender people's access to gender-related medical care:

  • Illustration: Regulating rain by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    PETERSEN: Washington doesn't need to regulate rain

    If the Supreme Court declines to review it, a recent ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will put federal courts into the business of managing every acre of privately owned timberland in America. Farmers beware. You could be next. In May, the 9th Circuit determined that rainwater draining from forest roads into local streams, rivers and lakes is "point source pollution." As such, it must be regulated in the same way effluent from sewage-treatment plants is regulated. To make a long story short, rainwater that accumulates alongside logging roads has become a new target of environmental litigators.

  • U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Florida has ruled President Obama's health care law unconstitutional. (AP Photo)

    Feds appeal judge's health care ruling

    The Obama administration has appealed a judge's ruling that found the federal overhaul of the health care system unconstitutional.

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