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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to petition Supreme Court on immigration law stay

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer said on Monday she would seek an “immediate petition” with the Supreme Court to lift an injunction blocking key parts of the state’s controversial crackdown on illegal immigrants. Brewer signed the law in April 2010 requiring police to check the immigration status…

Twitter user outs thousands of celebrities with ‘super injunctions’

LONDON (Reuters) – Twitter revelations of alleged attempts by British celebrities to cover up sexual indiscretions show that “super injunctions” to gag the press are unsustainable, lawyers said Monday. A Twitter user posted details Sunday of six instances of what the blogger said were injunctions obtained by television and sports…

Stem cell research ban overturned by appeals court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration can continue using federal tax dollars to fund human embryonic stem cell research, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday, overturning a lower court decision and handing a victory to the White House. A federal judge ruled last year that the U.S. National Institutes…

US court lifts ban on stem cell funding, pending full appeal

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday agreed to permit federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research to continue pending a full appeal, lifting an injunction issued by a federal judge and handing the Obama administration a victory. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed…

Justice Department urges continuation of military gay ban

The Department of Justice is urging a federal judge to allow the US military to continue enforcing its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military, following the judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional. Earlier this month, US District Judge Virginia Phillips sided with the Log Cabin…

Obama administration appeals stem cell injunction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday appealed a ruling that blocked federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, asking the judge who issued the injunction to put it on hold pending the appeal. The Justice Department asked Judge Royce Lamberth to lift the injunction he imposed last…

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