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Court upholds ban on California same sex marriages

LOS ANGELES – A US federal court refused Wednesday to suspend a ban placed on same-sex marriages in California, pending a long-running appeals process. California’s attorney general called on the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals earlier this month to dismiss its order prohibiting same-sex marriages in California until an…

Dozens of law professors nation-wide endorse Calif. marijuana legalization

More than 65 professors of law from universities nation-wide gave their endorsement on Tuesday to California ballot initiative Prop. 19, which would allow for the regulation and taxation of the state’s cannabis trade, potentially generate millions in new revenue for the cash-strapped state. The professors, from schools such as Yale,…

California pot legalization ‘could end Mexican drug war’

Ex-New Mexico governor: Decriminalization ‘only practical way to weaken drug cartels’ Churches representing 1.5 million worshipers throw weight behind Prop 19 The Mexican drug war that has taken the lives of 28,000 people over the past four years could conceivably come to an end if California votes to legalize marijuana,…

Prop. 8 lawyer: Family Research Council appeals to ‘fear and prejudice’

The president of a conservative Christian group who argued that the judge that who struck down California’s controversial Proposition 8 should have recused himself because he might be gay may have met his match. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was blasted Sunday by David Boies, one of the lawyers…

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