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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 …

Alabama Gay Sex Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

An appeals court in Alabama has ruled that the Alabama law criminalizing consensual homosexual conduct is unconstitutional, as it “applies to private, legitimately consensual anal and oral sex between unmarried persons.” Civil rights organizations cheered the state appeals court for …

Supreme Court Rules To Allow Prayer At Town Meetings Supreme Court Rules To Allow Prayer At Town Meetings

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday to allow an opening prayer at town hall meetings in Greece, NY sparking fresh debate on the separation of church and state. In a surprise split, 5-4, justices ruled that the prayer, offered by …

Aereo TV Service Threatened by Supreme Court Case

In a case which alludes to the 1984 Betamax case, the pseudo-TV service Aereo is being threatened by a lawsuit from major cable companies. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments from both sides. Two years ago, Aereo …

North Dakota Abortion Law Overturned by Judge

Last year, North Dakota’s Republican-led legislature and governor signed into law what abortion rights advocates called the most restrictive law against abortion in the United States. The law, referred to as the fetal heartbeat law, called for the outlaw of …

Hobby Lobby Invests in Abortion Pills

In a discovery that is bound to rankle supporters, Mother Jones magazine revealed yesterday that Hobby Lobby is in bed with the enemy. After months/years of fighting the Affordable Care Act’s provisions requiring birth control to be covered by employer-provided …

First Video from Inside Supreme Court Hits YouTube 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.” …

More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples

For those couples that are of the same sex, it appears as if things are only going to get better for your partnerships and lives. Not only are more states opening their doors to acceptance of same-sex marriage, now the …

Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt

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On December 20, Federal District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby shocked the world (or at least Utah) when he ruled that Utah’s state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, and thus opened the floodgates for same-sex couples to file …

Same-Sex Marriage Blocked In Utah, Appeal Pending

Who didn’t see this coming? Following a surprise ruling that led to same-sex marriage being legalized in the state of Utah on December 20th, the Supreme Court has now put a hold on any new unions. A federal appeals court …

Canada's Supreme Court Lifts Anti-Prostitution Laws
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Sex workers in Canada are celebrating after the country’s highest court unanimously struck down three anti-prostitution laws. In their landmark 9-0 ruling, the nine judges deemed that bans against owning and visiting brothels, publicly soliciting for sex and living off …

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules For Marriage Equality
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The New Mexico Supreme Court has made a landmark decision regarding marriage equality. The panel of five judges ruled that same-sex marriages were legal across the state. An excerpt of the decision reads: We conclude that although none of New …

Federal Judge Rules Against NSA Spying Program
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In perhaps the most startling decision handed down by the federal court system in quite some time, Judge Richard J. Leon of the District of Columbia ruled that the National Security Agency’s practice of gathering and collecting phone metadata (numbers …

Kamala Harris Against Corporate Religious Claims Kamala Harris Against Corporate Religious Claims
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Attorney General Kamala Harris is in the middle of the battle between corporations and their religious freedoms, and the administration and its Affordable Care act. She previously filed a request for the Supreme Court to review whether for-profit businesses can …

NSA Supreme Court Ruling: Spying Will Continue
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The Electronic Privacy Information Center, also known as EPIC, skipped lower federal courts and took their petition against the NSA straight to the Supreme Court. They claimed that a secret federal court improperly authorized the government to collect electronic records …

Oklahoma Ultrasound Case: Law Remains Struck Down

NewsOK.com, along with Reuters and the AP, report that the U.S. Supreme Court declined any review of a 2012 Oklahoma Supreme Court decision to strike down the law that forced any woman who wanted to abort their fetus to be …

Supreme Court could hear the ‘Boobies’ Bracelet case
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The case between two teenage girls and a Pennsylvania school district may soon be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case began in 2010 when Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez, now 14 and 15, were suspended from school for …