All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SCOTUS’

’19 Kids and Counting': Duggar Family Chides Nation for Sex Again; Hell Follows After

The Duggar family, particularly the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, are speaking out about another sexual matter. Despite the censure the pair has suffered over the handling of their son’s molestation charges, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have seen fit to make yet another moralistic comment about what other people do in their own bedrooms. In a Facebook post …

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Sonia Sotomayor Rips Court a New One

The dust from the “Hobby Lobby” ruling at the Supreme Court has not even settled yet, and the next SCOTUS scandal is already hitting the ground. In the landmark case involving the Affordable Care Act, certain forms of contraception, and whether corporations can claim religious differences that exempt them from following the law of the land, the Court handed down …

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Hobby Lobby’s Divisive SCOTUS Win

The Supreme Court case that featured Hobby Lobby and their protest against Obamacare wrapped up with a Hobby Lobby win yesterday. Within minutes your Facebook and Twitter feeds probably blew up with statements of indignation or triumph, depending on where your friends came down on the issue. Unfortunately, much of what you see tossed around out there is probably just …

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Hey Twitter, the Hobby Lobby Ruling Isn’t SCOTUSblog’s Fault

SCOTUSblog is a private blog, sponsored by Bloomberg Law, that’s “devoted to comprehensively covering the U.S. Supreme Court without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards.” It’s one of the most-respected sources for Supreme Court coverage and analysis. It has its own Twitter account. The Supreme Court, yesterday, made a controversial 5-4 ruling in a case …

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First Video from Inside Supreme Court Hits YouTube

“What you’re about to see has never been seen before. This is video from inside the chamber of the US Supreme Court. Under their arcane rules, no one is allowed to record the proceedings, not even C-SPAN–in the year 2014.” Here’s a first. Thanks to YouTube and someone’s shifty device-hiding skills, we now have the first ever video recorded and …

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Same-Sex Couples Rush to Walk-In Weddings

In the County Administration building in downtown San Diego it is called “Walk-in Wednesday”. Most days of the week, couples need to make an appointment to come in and get married. On Walk-In Wednesday, couples can show up, get their license, and get married right then and there without an appointment. And after the Supreme Court decision that effectively overturned …

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Same-Sex Marriage Emergency Stay Filed With SCOTUS

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week that opponents to same-sex marriage in California had no standing to appeal the overturn of Prop 8, same-sex marriage proponents were ready to fire up the wedding planning in earnest. But everyone said it could take a month before all the bells could start ringing. Someone apparently forgot to tell the folks …

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DOMA Talk on Facebook Hit 4 Million Mentions, Zuck Issues Personal Statement

According to Facebook, chatter on the social network concerning the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn parts of the Defense of Marriage Act reached a fever pitch by early afternoon on Wednesday. And from the hours of 9 am EST to 4 pm EST, Facebook counted 4 million related mentions. As you might expect, “DOMA” was the most popular terms yesterday, …

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‘Equality’ Is Facebook’s Top Term Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Yesterday you may have noticed that your Facebook news feed was very red, and that there were a bunch of equals signs everywhere. This was the result of the Supreme Court beginning to hear arguments on California’s Prop 8 same-sex marriage ban. All of the red equals signs were simply marriage equality supporters, well, showing their support. The red equals …

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Pelosi/Boehner Photo Goes Viral Thanks To Twitter

Thursday was a landmark day for some people as the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of upholding President Obama’s health care initiative, which would make Medicaid available for tens of thousands of people and change the rules about pre-existing conditions for all health care providers. The catch is that it would also make individual insurance mandatory for every U.S. …

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SCOTUS Was Probably Too Busy Today for Facebook, Zynga, LinkedIn, & Yahoo

It’s reasonable to believe that the U.S. Supreme Court only had one item to mark off on its to-do list for today, the last day of the term: make a decision on President Obama’s health care law. Given the gravity of the court’s ruling, the internet has been buzzing about little else since the decision was announced shortly after 10AM …

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Health Care Decision: Sarah Palin One Of Many Politicians Tweeting

Sarah Palin has never been known to hold her tongue, particularly when it comes to President Obama and his initiatives, and she took to Twitter about a half hour ago to voice her opinion about the surprising and controversial vote made by the Supreme Court today to uphold Obama’s health care initiative. Of course, she was not alone. Thousands of …

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