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  • ACLU in Federal Court Appealing Same Sex Class in Vermilion Parish School

    October 5, 2010 4:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union went before a federal appeals court Tuesday in hopes of stopping what they say is an unconstitutional system of sex-segregated classes at a southern Louisiana school. The ACLU filed a federal suit in 2009 against the Vermilion Parish School... more »
  • ACLU Will Have Arguments About Same-Sex Class Heard

    August 11, 2010 11:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the ACLU's challenge of the single-gender programs at a Kaplan middle school. A federal district judge ruled in April that the all-boys and all-girls classes at Rene Rost Middle School could continue under court-mandated conditions... more »
  • BP Says It May In the Future Drill In The Same Reservoir That Blew

    August 6, 2010 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP PLC says it may in the future drill in the same Gulf of Mexico oil reservoir that blew its top and caused one of the world's worst spills. Officials said Friday at a news briefing in New Orleans that the company hasn't closed the door... more »
  • Mexican Supreme Court Upheld Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

    August 5, 2010 3:20 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican Supreme Court has voted to uphold the constitutionality of Mexico City's 6-month-old law allowing same-sex marriages. The justices have voted 8-2 to uphold the law against challenges filed by federal prosecutors, who argued it violates the constitutional principle of protection of the family. Hundreds... more »
  • Federal Judge Overturned California's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    August 4, 2010 5:22 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America, according to a person close to the case. Chief U.S. District Judge... more »
  • 100 Days of Oil: Gulf Life Will Never Be the Same

    July 28, 2010 7:03 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - A hundred days ago, shop owner Cherie Pete was getting ready for a busy summer serving ice cream and po-boys to hungry fisherman. Local official Billy Nungesser was planning his wedding. Environmental activist Enid Sisskin was preparing a speech about the dangers of offshore drilling.... more »

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