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ACLU: Gay marriage ban has no ‘legitimate purpose’

Wisconsin's gay marriage ban denies same-sex couples legal protections and serves no legitimate government purpose, the American Civil Liberties Union argued Monday in a brief asking a federal appeals court to preserve a ruling that struck down the prohibition.

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Oral arguments set in John Doe appeal

Oral arguments in the appeal of a federal judge's ruling halting an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and other conservative groups have been set for Sept. 9, exactly two months before the Republican is up for re-election.

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Judge orders probe documents unsealed

A federal appellate judge has ordered the unsealing of two sets of documents filed in a lawsuit challenging a secret investigation into possible coordination between Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and conservative groups.

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High court ADEA case could end up a bust

The U.S. Supreme Court chose to kick off its new term by hearing a case that considers whether the Age Discrimination in Employment Act trumps constitutional age discrimination claims brought under 42 U.S.C. §1983.

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Court makes it harder to sue businesses

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday made it more difficult for Americans to sue businesses for discrimination and retaliation, leading a judge to call for Congress to overturn the court's actions.

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