US federal judge Joseph Louis Tauro, in two separate cases, rules that a federal ban against gay marriage is unconstitutional, as it interferes with a state's right to define marriage.
United States federal judge Robert N. Scola Jr. of the Southern District of Florida dismisses seven of eight charges of money laundering against Colombian businessman Alex Saab, who is accused of moving $350 million out of Venezuela into accounts controlled in the U.S. and other countries.
John E. Jones III, a federal judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announces that he has rejected a bid to temporarily block Governor Tom Wolf's statewide mask mandate and contact tracking system.
Because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) routinely failed to notify screened immigrant asylum-seekers of the one-year deadline for filing an actual asylum application, Western Washington state chief federal district judge Ricardo S. Martinez orders DHS to give those who missed the deadline another year to file their application, and to modify the DHS asylum system to avoid future problems.
Former Volkswagen engineer James Liang is sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Sean Cox to 40 months in prison and a $200,000 fine for his role in the decade-long scheme to cheat on federal emissions tests for diesel-powered cars sold in the United States. He is the first company employee sent to prison in the scandal.
Federal District Judge Gonzalo Curiel unseals documents requested by "The Washington Post" that had been filed with the court in connection with pending civil cases against Trump University, a former business of the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. The judge noted that Trump's candidacy has increased interest in these cases, and that Trump's comments "... (have) placed the integrity of these court proceedings at issue."
The U.S. Southern District of Alabama strikes down the state ban on same-sex marriage in Alabama, saying it has violated equal protection and due process rights. Alabama becomes the thirty-seventh state where such marriage is legalized.