Chicago’s top prosecutor subpoenaed in Jussie Smollett case

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CHICAGO (AP) | Chicago’s top prosecutor has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who’s pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sheila O’Brien also subpoenaed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s top deputy and requested that Smollett appear at a hearing on her request.

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Appellate court won’t reconsider Idaho gay marriage

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter’s request for a review of the court’s ruling last year that overturned Idaho’s ban on gay marriage.

Otter had requested that an 11-judge panel review the October decision by three judges that Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. On Jan. 9, the 9th Circuit rejected Otter’s request. Three judges dissented from the majority, noting that a 6th Circuit decision upheld similar laws in four states.

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