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Imperial County Joins Defense Of Prop 8

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — California's Imperial County renewed its effort to defend the state's gay marriage ban by asking Friday to join an attempt to ov...

The Demise of California's Prop. 8? Marriage Equality Fares Well in Appeals Court

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

After a marathon argument lasting more than two hours on Monday, at least one thing seems clear: Prop. 8 will likely not survive its journey through the federal courts in California.

By One Vote, U.S. Court OKs Torture and "Extraordinary Rendition"

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The ruling delivered last Wednesday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of five men subjected to "extraordinary rendition" and torture, is so troubling it takes a while to digest.

When It's Illegal And The President Does It, It's Still Illegal

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Last week, the Bush administration extended the illegal and reckless plan allowing unsafe trucks from Mexico on our highways for another two years. Those plans are nothing short of illegal.