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Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where they stand

State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago…

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Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

George Sloan, from Chicago, holds his son Sloan D'Souza on his shoulders as they attend a rally in support of gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana, at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago. The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay …

15 hours ago
Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Supporters of gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana attend a rally at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago. The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling. Each…

15 hours ago
Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Ruth Morrison, center, a retired Indianapolis Fire Department battalion chief, talks to a reporter after attending a hearing before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the challenges to Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage ban Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Chicago. Morrison worries that be…

15 hours ago
Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Joseph Klein, left, and Matt Antoncyzk blow bubbles as a bus carrying gay couples and their supporters prepares to depart Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Milwaukee. Couples are heading to Chicago to listen to arguments Tuesday before a federal appeals court. (AP Photo/M.L. Johnson)

15 hours ago
Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Supporters and plaintiffs of gay marriage greet each other after attending a hearing before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the challenges to Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage ban Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Chicago. Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending g…

15 hours ago
Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Tara Betterman-Layne, left, and her wife Melody Betterman-Layne, both from Indianapolis, Ind., talk to reporters after attending a hearing before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the challenges to Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage ban Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/…

15 hours ago
Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

ACLU attorney Kenneth Falk, center, talks to reporters surrounded by plaintiffs and supporters of gay marriage, after Falk participated in a hearing before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the challenges to Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage ban Tuesday in Chicago. 

15 hours ago
Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, right, and her organization's attorney Mike Dean, defenders of Wisconsin's state ban on gay marriage, talk to reporters after attending a hearing before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the challenges to Indiana and Wisconsin's g…

15 hours ago
Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Supporters of gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana attend a rally at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago. The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling. Each…

15 hours ago

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Hold still, Bossy!

August 19, 2014 3:06 pm
No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

Gov. Rick Perry makes a statement in Austin, Texas on Saturday concerning the indictment on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted.

August 18, 2014 2:43 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

State slinks further into ethics morass

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, judges and clerks of the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal stand inside the court hall of a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Three and a half decades after the genoci…

August 07, 2014 5:29 pm
Painkillers easy to get up to 2012, former NFL players say

Painkillers easy to get up to 2012, former NFL players say

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few – if any – safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door t…

July 18, 2014 7:00 pm
Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon speaks during a recent news conference in Chicago. Steve Silverman, the lead plaintiffs' attorney, said this week, dozens of former players are joining McMahon in a lawsuit against the NFL saying teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs…

July 18, 2014 4:59 pm
Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

July 08, 2014 6:10 pm
Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

LOS ANGELES | Donald Sterling, fighting his wife's planned $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, arrived in court Tuesday to give testimony but sat stolidly as a psychiatrist testified that he's mentally incapable of handling financial affairs.

July 08, 2014 6:10 pm
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, including former Bears…

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
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