Articles by Dan Rivoli
- US Appeals Court Rules That Defense Of Marriage Act Is Unconstitutional
May 31 2012 11:17 AM
Only the Supreme Court can finally decide this unique case, wrote First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boudin.
- Illinois' Same-Sex Couples Sue For Right To Marry
May 30 2012 11:24 AM
The American Civil Liberties Union and LGBT group Lambda Legal will file lawsuits to challenge Illinois' same-sex marriage ban.
- Supreme Court Dodges Cases Testing Boundaries Of Taser Use
May 29 2012 5:27 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court let an appeals court ruling stand that said police used excessive force when tasering two women, though the officers had immunity from lawsuits.
- Appeals Court Reignites Religious Row Over Ten Commandments In North Dakota
May 29 2012 1:50 PM
An atheist and agnostic group in North Dakota won the right to sue over a decades-old Ten Commandments display in Fargo.
- Women Soldiers Sue To Scrap U.S. Military Combat Ban
May 24 2012 3:29 PM
Two U.S. Army reservists say the ban on women serving in combat roles violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.
- Maryland Set To Become First State To Uphold Same-Sex Marriage Law At Ballot Box
May 24 2012 3:08 PM
Maryland voters are set to affirm the state's same-sex marriage law, due in part to a surge of support among black voters, according to Public Policy Polling.
- Colin Powell Dings Romney On Foreign Policy Chops [VIDEO]
May 23 2012 4:02 PM
The former Secretary of State and four-star general seemed taken aback by a remark from Mitt Romney about Russia being the top geopolitical threat to the U.S.
- AG Holder Defends Embattled Voting Rights Act
May 23 2012 2:57 PM
As the 1965 Voting Rights Act comes under fire from Republican lawmakers and conservative justices on the Supreme Court, Holder explains why it's still needed to fight inequality at the polls.
- Supreme Court To Decide Whether U.S. Foreign Surveillance Challenge Can Proceed
May 21 2012 3:46 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on whether attorneys, journalists and human rights groups have standing to challenge the government's expanded power to spy on international communications.
- State AGs Urge Supreme Court To Back Montana's Corporate Money Ban [READ BRIEF]
May 21 2012 1:20 PM
Led by New York's Eric Schneiderman, a group of 23 Democratic and Republican attorneys general asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to uphold Montana's ban on direct corporate spending in local campaigns.
- NYPD Stop-And-Frisk Policy Altered Amid Class Action Suit
May 18 2012 4:30 PM
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly made some changes to the controversial stop-and-frisk policy that disproportionally affects young black and Latino men.
- US Sen. John McCain Trashes Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling [READ BRIEF]
May 18 2012 2:02 PM
Sen. John McCain, the Republican author of a bipartisan campaign-finance law at the heart of the Citizens United case, filed a brief with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse urging U.S. Supreme Court justices to uphold a Montana anti-corruption law that bans independent corporate political spending.