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No Taxpayer Standing in Religious Exemption Case (access required)

Plaintiffs, including same-sex couples who are either engaged or married, cannot rely on taxpayer standing to challenge North Carolina Senate Bill 2, which grants state magistrates a religious exemption from performing marriages of same-sex couples; the 4th Circuit affirms dismissal ...

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Court Upholds AWA License Renewal Rules (access required)

In PETA’s suit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s regulations under the Animal Welfare Act for license renewal of animal exhibitors, the 4th Circuit upholds a decision deferring to the agency’s decision to conduct spot-check inspections of licensees despite PETA’s ...

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Boilermaker Had Colorable Contractor Immunity Defense (access required)

A boiler manufacturer’s claim that it had government-contractor immunity from a lawsuit filed by the family of a shipyard worker who died of mesothelioma sufficiently alleges a colorable federal defense; the 4th Circuit vacates the district court order remanding the ...

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