Trial of first officer in Freddie Gray case ends in mistrial


The trial for one of the six Baltimore police officers implicated in the death of Freddie Gray while in their custody last April ended in a mistrial Wednesday after the jury failed to reach consensus. Continue reading


Kentucky clerk sent to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses


A county clerk in Kentucky went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Continue reading


Timeline of same-sex marriage laws – Class Resource


Use this timeline of events and accompanying vocab sheet to break down the movement for marriage equality for your classes. A handout version of this…read more


Supreme Court rules against Abercrombie & Fitch in religious dress case


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a young Muslim woman who was denied a position at Abercrombie & Fitch on the basis of her religious dress. Continue reading

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is shown in a courtroom sketch on the first day of jury selection at the federal courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts January 5, 2015. A U.S. judge on Monday began the process of selecting the jury that will hear the trial of Tsarnaev, telling the first of some 1,200 prospects to read no more news accounts about the deadly blasts. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, could get the death penalty if convicted of killing three people and injuring more than 260 others by detonating a pair of homemade bombs placed amid a crowd of thousands of spectators at the race's finish line on April 15, 2013. Photo by Jane Flavell Collins/Reuters

Boston marathon bomber found guilty on all charges


Jurors found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 charges in the Boston marathon bombing which killed three people and wounded 260 others two years ago. Continue reading

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