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  • ‘Sister Wives’ family loses appeal, ban on polygamy in Utah restored

    04/11/2016 7:58:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2016
    A federal appeals court on Monday dismissed a landmark decision that decriminalized polygamy in Utah, marking a legal defeat for the family from the reality TV show “Sister Wives.” Kody Brown and his four wives cannot sue the state over its ban on plural marriages because the family never faced charges and local prosecutors later said they would not prosecute consenting adults with multiple wives, according to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • 10th Circuit to Little Sisters of the Poor: You Must Comply with contraception mandate

    07/14/2015 11:03:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Guess which ObamaCare case will be headed to the Supreme Court next? At least, that’s the option open for the Little Sisters of the Poor and their defense team at The Becket Fund for the restoration of a temporary injunction against compliance with the HHS mandate. The 10th Circuit handed the nuns a defeat this morning, vacating the earlier temporary injunction ordered by a lower court: Moments ago, in a departure from the U.S. Supreme Court’s protection of the Little Sisters of the Poorlast year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Little Sisters...
  • Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules Against Guns

    06/28/2015 8:35:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 6/27/2015 | RRangel
    It appears that, until the nation’s highest court decides to protect the expressly enumerated Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms as strongly as it does non-enumerated rights like gay marriage and abortion, law-abiding American gun owners are simply left to watch lower courts unravel the Constitution and our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms in decisions like Bonidy.
  • Post Office Carry Before the 10th Circuit

    10/06/2014 6:21:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10 Circuit heard oral arguments last Monday on whether an unsecured, unmanned post office was a "sensitive place" where the U.S. Government could ban  people from exercising their second amendment rights, under the Heller decision. A district judge had awarded a partial victory to the 56 year old architect when it declared that the particular post office parking lot was not a "sensitive place" where weapons could be banned.   Both Bonidy and the Federal government appealed the decision.   From the AP story: Bonidy's attorney Steven Lechner of the Mountain States Legal Foundation told the judges the lobby is...
  • 80 Utah Lawmakers Tell Supreme Court Gay Marriage Will Lead To Incestuous Marriage, Polygamy: READ

    09/16/2014 2:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Towleroad ^ | September 10, 2014 | Sean Mandell
    Eighty legislators from Utah have submitted an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which the legislators warn the Court that legalizing same-sex marriage would lead to the legalization of incestuous and polygamous marriages. The brief comes following the request for a writ of certiorari from both Utah's Attorney General, Sean Reyes, and the plaintiffs in Kitchen v. Herbert, the case that found both both a district court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of marriage equality in Utah. As Joe.My.God points out, "the brief is signed by 22 of the 29 members of the state...
  • 10th Circuit Court upholds same-sex marriage [Utah decision]

    06/25/2014 9:28:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/25/2014 | Jessica Miller
    A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states outlawing same-sex marriage are in violation of the U.S. Constitution. By upholding a Utah judge’s decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals became the first appeals court to rule on the issue, setting a historic precedent that voter-approved bans on same-sex marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment rights of same-sex couples to equal protection and due process. But the court stayed the implementation of their decision, pending a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. The appeals court upheld U.S. Judge Robert Shelby’s December decision, which struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. The...
  • GOP’s Alan Simpson backs gay marriage in ad

    04/08/2014 5:54:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/07/2014 | KATIE GLUECK
    Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican, is making the case for a “live and let live” approach to same-sex marriage in a new television ad buy targeting Western states, just as a federal appeals court in Denver prepares to take up the issue later this week. “Whether you’re gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone and you want to marry them, marry them,” Simpson, of Wyoming, says in the spot. The six-figure buy, sponsored by the pro-gay marriage group Freedom to Marry, is slated to start airing on Tuesday on national cable channels, as well as locally in...
  • 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver rules: No Gun Rights for Illegals

    05/08/2012 10:37:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies
    A conicted illegal's lawyer claimed that the prior conviction should be overturned because of the 2nd Ammendment,
  • EDITORIAL: Shariah in America’s courts

    01/11/2012 6:41:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2012 | Editorial
    Koranic law: Coming to a city near youA panel of federal judges has ruled that states cannot protect their courts from jurists who base their decisions on international or Koranic law. America needs better judges. On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district court order blocking implementation of an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that sought to ban judges from using international or Muslim law as a basis for deciding cases. The amendment was approved in November 2010 by a 70 percent popular vote but has never been enforced. Plaintiff Muneer Awad, executive director of the...
  • Advocacy Groups File Appellate Challenge to Oklahoma’s Anti-Shariah Law

    05/10/2011 11:10:27 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/10/11 | Nathan Koppel
    The American Civil Liberties Union and the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed an appellate brief today with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, asking that the court invalidate Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment last year, which barred courts in the state from using or citing Shariah law.
  • Obama Nomination of Six For Appeals Court Shows Abortion Extremism

    03/26/2011 6:59:18 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | March 18, 2011 | Bradley Mattes
    Demonstrating allegiance to the pro-abortion agenda, Stephen Six successfully captured the attention of President Obama and recently received a judicial nomination to the Federal Appeals Court. That’s bad news for America and here’s why: Mr. Six is notorious for using political powers to protect the abortion industry. As Kansas Attorney General, he personally thwarted the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by Planned Parenthood. The state’s abortion centers knowingly took advantage of more than 160 minors, covering for rapists and turning a profit off of pain. In addition, Planned Parenthood blatantly conducted at least 39 illegal late-term abortions. A shocking...
  • Republicans Should Not Play Nice on Judicial Nominations

    03/26/2011 6:49:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | March 26, 2011 | Mario Diaz
    No, it was not a headline from the satirical newspaper, The Onion. It was just the latest scorn by President Obama toward conservatives everywhere, and conservative women in particular. The President has seriously nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Stephen Six, whose prints are all over the obstruction of justice in an investigation of an alleged systematic statutory rape cover-up at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas. The people of Kansas know Steven Six well. Radical pro-abortion advocate Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas Governor and now Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services ,...
  • Appeals court hears arguments on forest roads rule

    03/10/2010 12:56:43 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 466+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/10/10
    DENVER (AP) -- Lawyers for the state of Wyoming and the Colorado Mining Association say a 2001 federal rule banning construction of new roads on National Forest land violates the law. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver heard oral arguments Wednesday in Wyoming's lawsuit challenging the rule. The U.S. Department of Agriculture — the parent agency of the National Forest Service — and environmental groups argue the rule is legal.
  • Supreme Court to hear New Age park memorial case

    04/04/2008 1:56:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 156+ views
    CNA ^ | April 4, 2008
    Washington DC, Apr 4, 2008 / 06:40 am (CNA).- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case in its next term to decide whether a Utah city must allow a monument to be installed in a public park by a New Age group that promotes pyramids, mummification, and sexual ecstasy, Cybercast News Service reports. This week Supreme Court justices agreed to hear a case involving a Salt Lake City-based religion called Summum, whose founder claims to have been visited by “highly intelligent beings.”  The group, arguing on First Amendment grounds, has sought to erect a monument to its “Seven Aphorisms”...
  • Federal Appeals Court Rejects Demand of "Transsexuals" for Special Rights

    09/30/2007 12:03:07 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 15 replies · 224+ views ^ | September 26, 2007
    Federal Appeals Court Rejects Demand of "Transsexuals" for Special Rights DENVER, September 26, 2007 ( - A federal appeals court has issued a significant ruling saying that an employer's concern over the use of restrooms by "transsexual" employees is legitimate, according to Alliance Defense Fund Senior Legal Counsel Brian Raum.  Raum explained further that the court ruled that "transsexuals" do not qualify as a protected class under Title VII. "The court delivered a significant legal punch to political special interest groups who are demanding that persons with Gender Identity Disorder be treated as though they were members of the opposite...
  • Get the ACLU Out of Our Bathrooms

    09/29/2007 11:19:47 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies · 105+ views ^ | September 26, 2007 | Terence Jeffrey
    The American Civil Liberties Union has argued in recent years that the right to privacy is so expansive it extends even to partial-birth abortion, in which a doctor kills a fully formed, almost-born child with scissors. "The ACLU has a long history of vigorously defending the right to privacy -- including the right to reproductive freedom," the organization told the Supreme Court last year in a brief arguing that partial-birth abortion is a constitutional right. But two recent court cases demonstrate there is at least one place where the ACLU rejects the right to privacy -- at least for certain...
  • Transsexual Bus Driver's Federal Lawsuit Dismissed

    09/21/2007 10:33:21 AM PDT · by Millee · 2 replies · 88+ views
    AP ^ | 9/21/07 | Staff
    A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a bus driver who was fired while preparing to undergo a sex-change operation. Krystal Etsitty was fired after she began using women's restrooms on her route. She sued alleging she was fired because she was a transsexual and because she didn't conform to expectations of stereotypical male behavior. According to the ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Etsitty had been undergoing hormone therapy to prepare for the operation and presenting herself as a woman but still had male genitalia when she was fired....
  • Hearing Scheduled for Judicial Nominee Neil M. Gorsuch

    06/20/2006 4:42:25 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 212+ views
    June 14, 2006 NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on "Judicial Nominations" for Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. By order of the Chairman ----- Tentative Witness List Hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Judicial Nominations Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226 4:00 p.m. PANEL I (Members of Congress TBA) PANEL II Neil M. Gorsuch to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit
  • Bush Nominates New Judge for 10th Circuit (Neil Gorsuch)

    05/12/2006 7:14:24 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 4 replies · 552+ views
    former Supreme Court law clerk from Colorado is President Bush's nominee to fill a vacancy on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The president on Wednesday nominated Neil Gorsuch, who was a clerk to the late Justice Byron White and to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and then spent a decade in private practice before joining the Justice Department last year. If confirmed by the Senate, Gorsuch will fill the vacancy left when Judge Dave Ebel stepped down to work part-time for the court. The 10th Circuit reviews cases from Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah and Kansas. Gorsuch, a...