Despite "serious concerns" cited by one justice, the Supreme Court said Monday it won't take up an Alabama death penalty case in which attorneys said black jurors were improperly excluded from the condemned man's jury. It means a Texas court now will have to rule in a lawsuit from social conservatives who want to block spousal benefits for gay city employees in Houston.
The Mississippi Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday on whether a woman should get parental rights to a 6-year-old boy that her ex-wife birthed when the two were married. "Today's abnegation by the nation's highest court opens the door for an onslaught of challenges to the rights of LGBTQ people at every step".
The high court's action set no nationwide precedent but may give a boost to conservative legal efforts to limit the effects of its decision in the case Obergefell v. Hodges that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to gay couples under the U.S. Constitution. Houston has continued to provide benefits to all of its married employees through-out the pending litigation.
The Texas court basically found that while gay marriage is now the law of the land in all states, that doesn't necessarily entitle gay couples to the same benefits of marriage as hetero couples, particularly pointing to someone's ability to receive insurance through their partner's employment.
But opponents of gay marriage launched a pressure campaign, sending a barrage of emails and letters to the all-Republican court warning of retribution in the GOP primaries if they did not reconsider.
Super moon to be seen on Sunday night This will mean that the on the night of the December 3 the moon will be seven per cent larger and 16 per cent brighter than usual. If you want to celebrate the year's most super supermoon as a holiday for moongazers, I don't see anything wrong with that.
"This is an incredible early Christmas present from the U. S. Supreme Court for taxpayers".
Lawyers for Pidgeon and Hicks told the state Supreme Court that the Obergefell ruling should be interpreted narrowly and did not require states to give taxpayer subsidies to same-sex couples any more than the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion required states to subsidize abortions. The high court does not usually comment when rejecting an appeal. That will change once the Texas courts reach a decision, he said. "Even the Supreme Court knows that it will likely see this case again", Griffin said.
Shkreli's Wu-Tang Album Could Be Seized by US Prosecutors Their seizure threats stem from prosecutors seeking money Shkreli owes after being convicted of defrauding investors. Shkreli won the album after he bid $2 million in an auction, and owns the only copy of the album in existence.
Spacey was "taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment" after allegations surfaced, according to a representative. Host Kevin Spacey speaks onstage during the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City.
Harry, who has spent time in Nottingham before doing charity work, was "delighted to be introducing the city to Ms. The adorable duo greeted a cheering crowd outside the National Justice Museum in Nottingham.
Patty Jenkins , Hollywood director who directed Wonder Woman , the blockbuster movie that earned $100 million its opening weekend. His investigation has resulted in charges against four people tied to the campaign, including former Trump adviser Michael Flynn.
I don't know why we make press conferences. 'I told him I was doing what my Manager had asked me to do in the game . Guardiola said: "I have played against millions of managers and the different ways they play.
Last December, Fisher signed a contract extension through 2024 that made him among the highest-paid coaches in the country. Fisher's connection to Texas A&M comes in the form of Scott Woodward, who knows Fisher from their days at LSU.
But for luxury tax reasons, the Dodgers are unable to dive completely into trade talks with the Marlins this winter. Over the past two days, representatives for Stanton have met with officials from the Giants , sources said.
The six year veteran passed up on a long-term deal with the Minnesota Vikings to play a season in Philadelphia. The deal is reportedly worth $52 million and more than half his salary is guaranteed, according to ESPN .
She said she talked repeatedly to bosses about O'Reilly's actions, but there was no hotline in place at the time of the incidents. The Times reported in April that O'Reilly and Fox News paid out millions of dollars to five women to settle harassment claims.
GM says operating its self-driving cars will cost 40 percent less per mile than other ride-hailing firms that have to pay drivers. An employee in the back will be able to stop the vehicle by pushing a button but won't be able to steer the vehicle.
Contact with the San Juan diesel-electric submarine, carrying 44 crew members, was lost on November 15. 'It's unusually cruel. Authorities have said the level of maintenance, not the age, was what mattered, and that the vessel was in good condition.
Shohei Ohtani narrows list to seven teams
They spoke on condition of anonymity because not all teams had announced whether they were in or out. The Yankees were not the only team to learn they would not be in the running for Ohtani.
NCAA issues punishment on Ole Miss
The 41-year-old led the Rebels to a respectable season, including an Egg Bowl win over rival Mississippi State last week. NCAA emphasized that the punishments were instated in part because the school failed to control the athletic department.
Tracking Cyclone Ockhi in Tamil Nadu and Kerala
In a joint operation launched by disaster relief forces and Indian Navy, 75 stranded fishermen were brought safely at Chennai . Chief Minister K Palaniswami made the request as he discussed the situation with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Israeli Missiles Hit Military Site Near Damascus Outskirts
But the Prime Minister's Office saw fit to put out the short clip relating to Iranian presence in Syria on Saturday evening. Satellite images commissioned by the BBC show construction activity at the site from January to October, 2017.