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Sonia Sotomayor Rips Court a New One

Sonia Sotomayor Rips Court a New One

By Mike Tuttle July 4, 2014

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 …

Prop 8 Backers File Emergency Stay With SCOTUS Prop 8 Backers File Emergency Stay With SCOTUS

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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 …

DOMA Talk on Facebook Hit 4 Million Mentions DOMA Talk on Facebook Hit 4 Million Mentions
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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 …

'Equality' Is Facebook's Top Same-Sex Debate Term 'Equality' Is Facebook's Top Same-Sex Debate Term

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 …

Pelosi/Boehner Photo Goes Viral Thanks To Twitter Pelosi/Boehner Photo Goes Viral Thanks To Twitter
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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 …

SCOTUS Snubs Facebook, LinkedIn, et al. SCOTUS Snubs Facebook, LinkedIn, et al.

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 …

Health Care Decision: Sarah Palin Fumes On Twitter Health Care Decision: Sarah Palin Fumes On Twitter

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 …

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear File-Sharing Case Supreme Court Refuses To Hear File-Sharing Case
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We reported last week on the efforts of Charles Nesson to have the Supreme Court hear his client’s (Joel Tenenbaum) case. The Supreme Court has denied Nesson’s petition. It’s unfortunate since a Supreme Court verdict would go a long way …

Lawyer Pleads RIAA Case To Supreme Court Lawyer Pleads RIAA Case To Supreme Court
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You may recall the story of Joel Tenenbaum, the young man who chose to fight the RIAA when the group began to go after individual file sharers during the last decade. He has been caught in a legal hell for …

New Bill Seeks To Put Warning Labels On Games

After the Supreme Court ruling and a wide variety of other laws attempting to police video games getting thrown out, you would think the blokes in Congress would finally learn. H.R. 4204 proves they have not learned a thing. Congressmen …

Can Tech Firms Be Considered Individuals? Can Tech Firms Be Considered Individuals?

How do you feel about U.S. and European companies selling surveillance equipment to authoritarian regimes to better equip them in oppressing their people? Well, the Global Online Freedom Act that we reported on before would seek to combat this particular …

Jon Stewart Takes On Supreme Court Violent Video Game Ruling
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The internet has been buzzing about the recent Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional to restrict the sale of graphically violent video games to minors. In a 7-2 vote, the SCOTUS struck down a California State law that …

Supreme Court Video Game Decision Gets Animated

Okay, let’s just say that Next Media Animation is a treasure of the interwebs. The Taiwanese animation company’s timely video enactments of America’s top news have become staples of YouTube. The breadth of what they choose to cover is impressive. …

Supreme Court Rules Violent Video Games Protected As Free Speech

The Supreme Court of the United States has just ruled on a California law that would have made the renting or selling of certain “extremely violent” video games to minors against the law. Retailers would have been subject to $1,000 …

EBay Pressures Senate To Outlaw Minimum Pricing
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eBay, Burlington Coat Factory, and the US Federal Trade Commission are pressuring the US Senate to pass a law banning vertical price-fixing, effectively overturning a 2007 Supreme Court decision.

Manufacturers and retailers actually call it vertical “retail price management” (RPM). The practice entails setting a minimum price retailers can sell specific items for. Remember last Christmas, when you spent hours online comparative shopping only to find out everybody who carried it was selling it for exactly the same price?

Vonage May Get Stay Of Execution

A landmark Supreme Court decision may prove to be the savior of Vonage. The ruling on "obviousness" is expected to have sweeping implications in patent law while pulling Vonage from the Verizon fire.

Pew Says Spyware Stinks

The Pew Internet and American Life project released a study today that says most U.S. Internet users learned about spyware and adware the hard way. They’ve had their computers screwed, blued and tattooed by annoying bits of software that take over your browser, eat up memory, cause your computer to crash and a whole host of other problems.