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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.


  • Illustration: Student

    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?


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