All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SCOTUS’

Kim Davis Charge of Official Misconduct Sent to Attorney General

Kim Davis may have reached the end of her rope. Now we’ll see if she decides to do her job, walk away from that job, or risk arrest and impeachment. The County Clerk from Rowan County in Kentucky has been defying the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in her county, as …

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’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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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tenenbaum File-Sharing Case

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 in clearing up the mess we’re in right now. As we explained on Friday, the problem came in the form …

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Charles Nesson Says RIAA Creating “Urban Legend” Around Copyright

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 the latter half of the decade going from court to court and it looks like it will never end. Enough …

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Video Games Need More Warnings Says Congress

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 Joe Baca from California and Frank Wolf from Virginia introduced H.R. 4204 on Monday. What does the bill have to …

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Supreme Court To Decide If Tech Firms Can Be Responsible For Assisting In Human Rights Violations

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 problem. Problem is that the bill in question has failed to pass multiple times in the past. What else can …

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Jon Stewart Takes On Supreme Court Violent Video Game Ruling

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 would fine retailers $1,000 for distributing the mature games to children. Justice Antonin Scalia, in his majority opinion, argued that …

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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. Just today they animated the New York gay marriage bill, Obama’s YouTube channel, and Lady Gaga news. And then there’s …

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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 fine per violation if the law would have been enacted. But the SCOTUS has made a ruling on the case …

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