Utah’s gay-marriage ban had state lawyers on the defensive at a hearing before the first federal appeals panel to consider such laws since a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling set off a nationwide series of challenges to them.
Gay-marriage bans struck down in Utah and Oklahoma are the first to come before a federal appeals panel since a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling set off a string of challenges to limits on same-sex marriage.
Dirk Van Dongen has raised money for Republican presidential candidates for three decades and will be a financial force for Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign –- if Jeb Bush doesn’t run.
The Obama administration’s claim that its health-care overhaul allows financial aid to people who buy insurance through a federal exchange met skepticism from U.S. appeals court judges who suggested the law doesn’t provide for such subsidies.
Bloomberg BNA – There is sufficient precedent for President Barack Obama to approve crude oil exports using executive authority, according to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.