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Federal appeals court may take another look at ‘heightened scrutiny’ ruling

| Friday, March 28, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco
A federal appeals court ruling that had appeared to make it harder for states to justify a ban on same-sex marriage, by raising the constitutional barrier to laws based on sexual orientation, may now be given a new look. 

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Federal appeals court: Jurors may not be removed based on sexual orientation

| Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Jury
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that potential jurors may not be removed from a trial during jury selection solely because of sexual orientation, extending to gays and lesbians a civil right that the U.S. Supreme Court has previously promised only women and racial minorities.

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