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San Diego hosted the nation's third largest Pride Parade on July 19. Photo: Courtesy San Diego LGBT Pride/Instagram

Pride month and marriage: Legally, it’s time to be practical

Pride month and marriage: Legally, it’s time to be practical

SAN DIEGO – July 22, 2014 –The U.S. Supreme Court ruled interracial marriage was legal in 1967. It still took until November 2000 for Alabama to become the final state to formally remove the interracial marriage ban, 33 years after the Supreme Court declared these laws unconstitutional. Today this scenario is playing out all over


Authorities take action against company run by NY family court judges, attorneys

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 — The IRS has revoked the tax exempt status of a New York corporation founded and operated by sitting family court judges and the professionals who appear before them for failure to comply with federal tax laws. This is just the latest string of punitive actions authorities have taken over

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Convicted murderer’s family used cash, influence to buy leniency, custody of victims

BOSTON, May 29, 2014 —  It was hard to miss the smug sense of entitlement present in legendary Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy’s son’s voice yesterday at his sentencing hearing before the Middlesex Superior Court. Remy used the spotlight to assert his property claim to his child victim, then blamed victim Jennifer Martel for her own