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7th Circuit's Turn to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

Once the 7th Circuit announces its decision on same-sex marriage, the next stage in the appeals process is the United States Supreme Court. As the federal questions underlying these cases are the same, federal law ought to reach a consistent position on whether states may constitutionally ban same-sex marriage.

Blago: The Lawyers Made Me Do It

Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Janan Hanna

We're likely to hear a lot about the "advice of counsel" defense, but it is a red herring. Nothing in the federal wiretaps show that Blagojevich was using his aides and fundraisers to seek legal advice.