California Cities Sue Oil Companies over Climate Change

City attorneys in San Francisco and Oakland, California, sued five oil companies in two coordinated lawsuits on Tuesday, arguing that the courts should hold these companies responsible for climate change, and force them to financially compensate the cities for harm the plaintiffs claim those companies are causing to the planet’s environment.

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Texas Supreme Court Curbs Same-sex Marriage Benefits

The Supreme Court of Texas held that the U.S. Supreme Court opinion recognizing the right of same-sex couples to marry does not automatically entitle them to spousal employment benefits. The unanimous court held that the 2015 opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges did not address the right to tax, insurance, or other benefits–only the right to marry.

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Refugee Organizations Raising Money off Travel Ban Reinstatement

Refugee organizations wasted no time in capitalizing on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that stayed two lower courts’ rulings on President Trump’s temporary travel ban. The groups quickly used President Trump’s victory in temporarily banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries to send out fundraising messages.

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Supreme Court Ruling Directly Affects Washington Redskins Team Name Controversy

As the U.S. Supreme Court continues to announce its decisions for its most recent session, the high court affirmed that Americans could trademark names even if they are “offensive” to some. The decision clears the way for the Washington Redskins to beat back claims that its name should not be allowed trademark status because some left-wingers are “offended” by it.

A member of the Washington Redskins maintenance staff takes down an inflatable helmet with the Washington Redskins logo on it as the Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on October 20, 2013. The team has filed brief with the Supreme Court seeking the return of …