The US Supreme Court has struck down a disputed law that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their US passports. It's an important ruling that underscores the president's authority in foreign affairs.
A court of appeals has unanimously ruled against ailing atheists who claimed that two steel beams in the shape of a cross found in the debris of the 2001 attack on the WTC has caused them to suffer "depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish."
A federal judge ruled that Kentucky's law that recognized marriage as being between one man and one woman violated the constitutional rights of same-sex couples, however he placed a stay on his own decision, in effect placing his ruling on hold until the conclusion of the appeal process.
In a 5-4 ruling the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties saying that corporations cannot be forced to provide contraception coverage for their employees. The court determined that federal law protects the two families from being forced to act contrary to their beliefs.
The White House suffered its twelfth unanimous defeat since 2012 when the Supreme Court ruled against the Obama administration saying it exceeded its authority in recess appointments, suggesting the High Court has "rejected the Obama Administration's calls for greater executive power," Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said.
The September 11 Memorial Museum opened last month controversially as a 17-foot-tall steel beam 'cross' was part of its exhibit. However, atheists find the cross objectionable and filed a lawsuit to have it removed. Now, a federal appeals court told the atheist group they must provide a better explanation why the artifact is offensive and violates members' constitutional rights.