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Second Quote of the Day 8/29/14

“This is a court of law … not a court of justice.”

–U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

quoted in Devil’s Advocates: The Unnatural History of Lawyers

by Andrew and Jonathan Roth

United States

Justice Joseph Story—On the Separation of Church and State

Foundations of the United States Constitution

In 1833, Joseph Story—selected for the Supreme Court by James Madison in 1811—publishes a three volume commentary on the United States Constitution. 2,872 more words

US Constitution

U.S. Supreme Court Stays Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia

Same-sex marriages in Virginia will not become legal as expected because the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay on the lower court ruling. The high court Wednesday stayed a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond which ruled the state’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional and that such marriages would be legal as of today. 51 more words

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U.S. Supreme Court Stays Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia

Same-sex marriages in Virginia will not become legal as expected because the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay on the lower court ruling. The high court Wednesday stayed a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond which ruled the state’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional and that such marriages would be legal as of today. 51 more words

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U.S. Supreme Court Stays Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia

Same-sex marriages in Virginia will not become legal as expected because the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay on the lower court ruling. The high court Wednesday stayed a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond which ruled the state’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional and that such marriages would be legal as of today. 51 more words

Radio One

U.S. Supreme Court Stays Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia

Same-sex marriages in Virginia will not become legal as expected because the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay on the lower court ruling. The high court Wednesday stayed a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond which ruled the state’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional and that such marriages would be legal as of today. 51 more words

National

U.S. Supreme Court Stays Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia

Same-sex marriages in Virginia will not become legal as expected because the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay on the lower court ruling. The high court Wednesday stayed a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond which ruled the state’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional and that such marriages would be legal as of today. 51 more words

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