A federal magistrate has recommended the government not force medication on a 74-year-old man to make him mentally competent to stand trial. In a report and recommendation filed Monday, U.S. Magistrate James Marschewski wrote that there is evidence the mental problems that kept James Curtis of Kentucky in government custody for nearly two years were caused b […]
A top official in Arkansas' most populous county said Wednesday that his office is prepared to issue licenses if same-sex marriage returns to the Bible Belt. Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane's statements came a day after a federal judge tossed the state's gay marriage ban, saying it violated the rights of same-sex couples despite being approve […]
U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged a 2004 constitutional amendment and earlier state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, arguing that the ban violated the U.S. Constitution and discriminated based on sexual orientation.
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