Judge makes history when she overturns Va. same-sex marriage ban

On Thursday Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia made history when she overturned the state of Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. It was a landmark decision which was much heralded as it marked the first time a same-sex marriage ban imposed by a Southern state had been overturned. Read More

Houston lawyer and former U.S. Attorney Gaynelle Griffin Jones dies

Gaynelle Griffin Jones was the first woman, and first African-American U.S. Attorney in Houston.

The family, friends, and the entire Houston legal community is mourning the loss of attorney Gaynelle Griffin Jones who lost her battle with cancer last week. Read More

Judge Cheri Beasley appointed to the N.C. Supreme Court

Judge Cheri Beasley has been appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court by the state's Governor.

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue has announced the appointment of Judge Cheri Beasely to the North Carolina Supreme Court, replacing retiring justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson. Read More