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  • American Scene

    The video recording of the trial to overturn California's marriage amendment must remain sealed as promised, a three-judge appellate panel ruled Thursday.

  • American Scene

    A federal judge in San Francisco has scheduled a hearing on whether a ruling that struck down California's same-sex marriage ban should be thrown out because its author is in a same-sex relationship.

  • ** FILE ** Then-U.S. Chief District Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the Northern District of California speaks at a legal conference in Seattle in November 2010. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Gay judge's disclosure raises bias questions

    To hear them describe it, defenders of traditional marriage during last year's trial on California's Proposition 8 felt like the visiting team in a game with a hometown referee.

  • American Scene

    The sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban said Monday that the recent disclosure by the federal judge who struck down Proposition 8 that he is in a long-term relationship with another man has given them new grounds to have his historic ruling overturned.

  • American Scene

    A man charged with killing his mother-in-law and shooting his wife and her grandmother outside a community college opened fire as his 4-year-old daughter sat with the women in a minivan, riddling the van with gunfire, police said Thursday.

  • Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (AP Photo)

    Judge orders feds to pay $2.5M in wiretapping case

    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. government to pay more than $2.5 million in lawyer fees and damages after he concluded investigators wiretapped the phones of a suspected terrorist organization without a warrant.

  • Illustration: Judicial power by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    PARISI: Silence of the candidates

    Call it the political equivalent of unilateral disarmament. It's when Republicans - maddeningly, mystifyingly - take a perfectly good campaign weapon off the table (or perhaps never put it on the table to begin with).

  • In this file photo, a rally participant holds up a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution during an anti-health-care-reform rally by The American Grassroots Coalition and The Tea Party Express on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    FEULNER: Restoring the American compact

    Even America's bitterest enemies understand why we mark July Fourth with parades, speeches and fireworks: to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We're proud of our nation, and justifiably so.

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    CROUSE: Why young black men don't graduate

    A new report from the Schott Foundation reveals that just 47 percent of black male students earn a high school diploma on time. Ironically, this report came out shortly after Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled on Proposition 8 and homosexual marriage in California. If the statements on which Judge Walker based his ruling are "facts," how do we explain what is happening educationally to boys in the black community, where a large majority are growing up without fathers?

  • Illustration: Marriage by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    WATKINS: Nationalizing marriage

    A federal district judge in California has ruled that it's unconstitutional to define marriage as a covenant between a man and a woman.

  • Illustration: Marriage words by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: Will 'marriage' backers charge sedition?

    In light of federal Judge Vaughn R. Walker's ruling on Aug. 4 striking down California's marriage law, let's imagine a worst-case scenario.

  • Media crowd for position during a conference held by Phil Ting, center left, the assessor-recorder for the City and County of San Francisco, and City Administrator Ed Lee, who announced that gay marriages would be put on hold at least for another six days on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, outside City Hall in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Judge doubts gay marriage ban's backers can appeal

    The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban has more bad news for the measure's backers: He doubts they have the right to challenge his ruling that gay couples can begin marrying next week.

  • Tourists take photos of gay-marriage foes on Thursday in San Francisco. Federal Judge Vaughn Walker gave opponents of same-sex weddings until Aug. 18 to get an injunction from a three-judge appeals court panel to block his ruling allowing the resumption of gay marriages.

    Calif. judge holds off on gay marriage

    A federal judge on Thursday put gay marriages on hold for at least another six days in California, raising hopes among same-sex couples that they soon will be able to tie the knot after years of delays.

  • Same-sex couple Robert Huddleston, left, and Chris Holler, second from left, of San Francisco, react to the news that they may not marry for at least another week Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, in San Francisco. A federal judge put gay marriages on hold for at least another six days in California, disappointing dozens of gay couples who lined up outside City Hall hoping to tie the knot Thursday. Judge Vaughn Walker gave opponents of same-sex weddings until Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. to get a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on whether gay marriage should resume. Gay marriages could happen at that point or be put off indefinitely depending on how the court rules.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Judge keeps gay marriages in Calif. on hold

    The federal judge who struck down the gay-marriage ban said Thursday that same-sex weddings can resume next week unless an appeals court intervenes before then.

  • Illustration: Marriage ruling by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    WISDOM: Marriage over the rainbow

    U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker's Aug. 4 ruling striking down California's Proposition 8 asserted far more than was necessary to redefine marriage as being between any two persons. Judge Walker's decision included controversial "findings of fact" that amounted to a massive new salvo in the culture wars over sexuality.

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