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Arizona and Kansas Exploit Supreme Court Loophole Arizona and Kansas Exploit Supreme Court Loophole
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Earlier this year, the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law that required voters to present proof of their United States citizenship in order to vote in local as well as federal elections. The New York Times reports that Arizona …

Privacy Group Wants Supreme Court To Rule On NSA Phone Metadata Collection Privacy Group Wants Supreme Court To Rule On NSA Phone Metadata Collection

Are the NSA’s spy programs unconstitutional? One group hopes to convince the Supreme Court that at least one of them is. The Hill reports that the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, is planning to file an emergency petition before …

Supreme Court: You Can’t Patent Human Genes Supreme Court: You Can’t Patent Human Genes

Can you patent genes? That very question was before the Supreme Court not too long ago, and now the highest court in the land has made its decision. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that human genes …

Supreme Court Upholds First-Sale Doctrine On Items Bought Overseas Supreme Court Upholds First-Sale Doctrine On Items Bought Overseas

Does the first-sale doctrine apply to items bought overseas? That was the question before the Supreme Court in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. It was an extremely important case that bode poorly for the consumer if the Court …

Apple, Facebook, Google and Other Tech Companies Join to Back Same-Sex Marriage Apple, Facebook, Google and Other Tech Companies Join to Back Same-Sex Marriage

On March 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, in which the respondents will broadly argue that state laws banning same-sex marriage (like California’s Prop 8 ) are unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of …

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Allows Contraceptive Mandate to Begin Next Week Justice Sonia Sotomayor Allows Contraceptive Mandate to Begin Next Week
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an in-chambers opinion denying Hobby Lobby Stores Inc an injunction it had requested to prevent a birth control mandate from beginning on January 1. The mandate is part of the 2010 Patient Protection …

The Supreme Court Doesn’t Care About Your Privacy The Supreme Court Doesn’t Care About Your Privacy

After the September 11 terrorist attacks, the government began to implement programs that would “protect” the country and its citizens from future attacks. One of those plans was an amendment to FISA that would allow warrantless wiretapping of American citizens. …

Oklahoma Execution Carried Out as Supreme Court Remains Silent Oklahoma Execution Carried Out as Supreme Court Remains Silent
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The execution of an Oklahoma death row inmate took place as planned at 6:00 pm on Tuesday. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, the inmate, Michael Hooper, had tried to escape his death sentence by challenging Oklahoma’s lethal injection …

Sandra Day O’Connor Wants You To Be Educated Before You Speak Sandra Day O’Connor Wants You To Be Educated Before You Speak
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Sandra Day O’Connor, former Supreme Court Justice, is tired of all the negative Nancys throwing shade at Chief Justice John Roberts, whose decision to uphold the health care reform act got a lot of people talking. After he was called …

Google May Have To Start Censoring Search Results In France Google May Have To Start Censoring Search Results In France
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The entertainment industry has a bone to pick with Google. They feel that the search engine directly aids in helping people pirate content on the Web. While there are some legitimately good ideas out there to compete with piracy, the …

Bill O’Reilly Mans Up, Apologizes for Being an Idiot Bill O’Reilly Mans Up, Apologizes for Being an Idiot
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Bill O’Reilly might be many things, but at least he’s a man of his word. This time around, anyway. The controversial Republican boldly declared in March that he would “apologize for being an idiot” should the Supreme Court uphold Obama’s …

Stolen Valor Act Violates Free Speech, Struck Down in 6-3 Vote Stolen Valor Act Violates Free Speech, Struck Down in 6-3 Vote
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Stolen Valor Actor has been struck down in a recent vote, according to The Hill. The law, which was passed by Congress during George W. Bush’s turn as President, would have made it illegal to lie about receiving military honors …

House Will Vote To Repeal Obamacare On July 11th House Will Vote To Repeal Obamacare On July 11th

The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, has announced that shortly after the Republican led house comes back from its Independence day recess, there will be another vote on the repeal of Obamacare. This comes …

Supreme Court Upholds Right to Lie About Military Honors Supreme Court Upholds Right to Lie About Military Honors
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The Supreme Court of the United States actually ruled on another issue today that had nothing to do with Obamacare. The issue at hand was the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it unlawful for someone to falsely represent, verbally or …

Supreme Court Upholds Obama’s Affordable Care Act Supreme Court Upholds Obama’s Affordable Care Act

This morning the Supreme Court upheld a key component to Obama’s proposed health care law (the 2010 Affordable Care Act), stating that almost all Americans must maintain health coverage or face a penalty on their taxes. In a 5-4 decision, …

Health Care Decision: Sarah Palin One Of Many Politicians Tweeting 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 …

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare 5-4 (Court Document Enclosed) Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare 5-4 (Court Document Enclosed)

In what is sure to be a hotpoint in this political cycle and maybe even the next few years, the Supreme Court of the United States of America upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with a 5-4 split …

Health Care Decision: Turn Your Head & Cough Because Here’s What’s Next Health Care Decision: Turn Your Head & Cough Because Here’s What’s Next

There’s been a firestorm of reactions this morning following the Supreme Court’s decision that Obama’s health care mandate requiring individuals to buy health care insurance or be penalized is, in fact, constitutional. Many people are upset, many people are excited. …

Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Obamacare Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Obamacare

Supreme Court has ruled in favor of keeping President Barack Obama’s much-maligned health care legislation, which has been dubbed “Obamacare” by folks on both sides of the fence. The decision to keep the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was …

Health Care Decision: CNN Posts The Wrong Headline Health Care Decision: CNN Posts The Wrong Headline

Whenever big events are brewing, it’s common for certain parties to prepare for all possible outcomes. Of course, most of the time we don’t see that, though. All we see is news organizations getting their stories up promptly and championship …

Health Care Decision: Twitter Reacts With Fervor Health Care Decision: Twitter Reacts With Fervor

In a groundbreaking decision today from the Supreme Court, President Obama’s individual healthcare mandate was voted to be upheld 5-4. The mandate will require everyone to buy health insurance or face a fine, including employers who have over 50 employees. …