Oklahoma’s constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage violates the rights of gay couples to be treated equally under the law, a federal judge ruled, leaving the ban in place until any appeal is resolved.
A group of Republican state attorneys general has declined to sign cooperation agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, part of an escalating Republican revolt against the agency that began in the U.S. Congress.
The fight over President Barack Obama ’s health-care law, after federal judges split on whether it’s constitutional, is headed to three U.S. appeals courts as states examine whether the statute is enforceable.
Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and three other U.S. banks reached a $25 billion settlement with 49 states and the U.S. government to end a probe of abusive foreclosure practices stemming from the collapse of the housing bubble.
Oklahoma’s lawsuit contending a key part of President Barack Obama’s 2010 health-care reform legislation is blocked by the state’s constitution should be thrown out, lawyers for the U.S. said in a court filing.