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Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

June 26th, 2017 - 10:46 am § in Religion

SCOTUS takes wedding cake case

This doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll reverse the lower court ruling in favor of a gay couple discriminated against by a baker who also happens to be a religious bigot, but it raises the possibility. Well, ask yourself this: If a baker can refuse to sell a cake to a gay couple, then why [...]

June 27th, 2016 - 2:13 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Supreme Court rejects abortion clinic-killing rules

The Supreme Court today dealt a massive blow to Republican efforts to eliminate abortion clinics with prohibitively restrictive regulations enacted in the name of “women’s health.” In a 5-3 decision, the Court ruled that “a Texas law that would have imposed tough standards on[...]

June 27th, 2016 - 12:18 pm § in Politics

Supreme Court: Domestic abusers can’t have guns

Gun control scored a major victory today. The Supreme Court upheld a federal law prohibiting persons convicted of domestic violence from buying or possessing guns. Read story here.    [...]

April 21st, 2016 - 12:05 pm § in Politics

Tea Party loses another high-stakes redistricting fight in SCOTUS

For the second time in a row, the Supreme Court has rebuffed efforts by Tea Party activists to redraw America’s election maps in favor of rural conservatives. First, let’s quickly review the SCOTUS redistricting jurisprudence of the last half century. In Baker v. Carr (1962), the Court [...]

March 16th, 2016 - 7:30 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Obama picks Merrick B. Garland for SCOTUS

President Obama will nominate Merrick B. Garland, chief judge of the D. C. Circuit, to the Supreme Court this morning, according to multiple media sources. Garland, 63, has a typical SCOTUS-track resume: Harvard Law, Supreme Court clerk, top DOJ prosecutor (he oversaw the Oklahoma City bombing and U[...]

February 21st, 2016 - 11:38 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Advise and consent

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February 13th, 2016 - 3:18 pm § in Politics

TWO VIEWS: Justice Scalia is dead!!! Who’s next?

Two Views: ROGER RABBIT: The world just changed. Justice Antonin Scalia has died. I wonder if Republicans will claim the Clintons murdered him? I haven’t checked Drudge yet. President Obama now has the opportunity to switch the Supreme Court majority from conservative to liberal if he can get [...]

November 13th, 2015 - 10:50 pm § in Misc.

Abortion returns to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today it will hear a case involving a restrictive Texas abortion law, which women’s advocates fear may portend reversal of Roe v. Wade. This is the law that Wendy Davis, then a Democratic state senator, and later a defeated candidate for Texas governor, famous[...]

July 1st, 2015 - 11:01 pm § in Politics

Supreme Court draws a bead on public sector unions

Public-sector unions are the last bastion of America’s union movement that was born of the labor exploitation and abuses of the 19th century. Domestic manufacturing’s decline has contributed to a drastic drop in private-sector union membership — and with it, middle-class prosperity[...]