201506.26
0

Supreme Court Finds Nationwide Right to Same-Sex Marriage

by

The Supreme Court overturned state bans on gay marriage in a 5-4 ruling Friday, holding the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license marriages between same- sex couples. Still to be decided are closely watched rulings involving congressional redistricting and power plant emissions. Whatever decisions don’t come today would come next week. Click to Read the…

201506.03
0

Bankruptcy judges get tough on debtors who don’t surrender property

by

When Lisa Metzler declared bankruptcy in 2012, she was so delinquent on her mortgage that she agreed to surrender her Gibsonton townhouse so the bank could proceed with foreclosure. By agreeing to give up the home, Metzler was allowed to keep $5,000 worth of personal property. That was in federal court, which handles bankruptcy cases….