Any Supreme Court victory for backers of Prop 8 and DOMA will be a Pyrrhic one. One by one, their arguments have been exposed as falsehoods and have no power as American society moves toward full acceptance of LGBT rights. Their arsenal is empty.
A lot of gay rights activists have predicted the Supreme Court will overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, which deprives gay couples of federal benefits associated with marriage. But the court could surprise everybody by not ruling on the controversial case at all. Show More Summary
It is true that elections are tight and every vote counts. But does finding a few bad ballots trump the constitutionally protected right of the 30,000 Arizonans who were denied theirs or the millions of others living in the states and counties covered by the Voting Rights Act?
Monday’s Supreme Court decision regarding voter registration (in Arizona v. InterTribal Council of Arizona) largely drowned out another action taken by the Court. But that little-noted action -- an order granting certiorari in Mt. Holly, NJ v. Show More Summary
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While the Supreme Court is still pondering major decisions on same sex marriage, here's a little snapshot of where some far right conservatives stand right now on the subject of gay rights. On World Net Daily, Medal of Honor winner Major General Patrick Brady is still fuming mad …
The Supreme Court will decide a huge affirmative action case as early as Thursday, and a 23-year-old Texan's story could help do away with race-based preferences in colleges forever. Abigail Fisher is challenging race-based affirmative action at the University of Texas at Austin, her dream school that rejected her in 2008. Show More Summary
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Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (R) became the third sitting Republican senator to support marriage equality on Wednesday, just days before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases that could expand marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. Murkowski joins 53 senators, including Republicans Rob Portman (OH) and Mark Kirk (IL), and all [...]
The British Army may never go to war again. Not because of it is under-resourced and over-stretched but because, as of today, it may no longer be able to afford… Continue reading The post The Supreme Court Mothballs the British Army appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Supreme Court announced on Monday it has struck down an Arizona law that required voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship before registering to vote. In Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council, seven justices agreed that the Arizona law oversteps the state's authority by essentially invalidating the federal voter registration form. The form, established by [...]
Yes, yes, bombshell NSA surveillance revelations, civil war in Syria, the ailing economy, the IRS controversy—there are many, many more important stories to cover. But as someone who was a teen in the 1980s, the idea that a Supreme Court justice might casually reference Tommy Tutone's 1982 smash hit "867-5309/Jenny" in a ruling is just [...]
7-2 decision practically invites Arizona to try again using proper administrative procedures
Eight months after attorneys for Abigail Fisher argued in front of the Supreme Court that the University of Texas' affirmative action admissions policy discriminates against white students, the justices still have not handed down their decision in the potentially paradigm-shifting case. Show More Summary
As the Supreme Court prepares to release its decision on the University of Texas' affirmative-action policy this month, two recent polls show a majority of Americans are against colleges and universities using race as a factor in admissions. A recent ABC News poll finds 76 percent of Americans think colleges should not consider the race [...]
Grutter v. Bollinger was the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the University of Michigan Law School’s racial admissions policy. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, writing for the majority, said the U.S. Constitution “does not...Show More Summary
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On Monday the Supreme Court invalidated an Arizona law passed in 2004 that requires people registering to vote to provide proof of citizenship at the time of registration. But, as Lyle Denniston explains, Scalia’s majority opinion suggested a way around the ruling: On the particular point at issue in this case — Arizona’s requirement of proof of […]
The Wall Street Journal is using the Supreme Court's decision to hear a Fair Housing Act case as a springboard to resume its attacks on Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez, who has been nominated to be Secretary of Labor. On June 17, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Mt. Show More Summary
Fears that a pro-marriage equality ruling at the Supreme Court in the next two weeks might provoke a public backlash against LGBT Americans are unfounded, according to a new analysis by a group of political scientists. The four scholars — Benjamin Bishin, Thomas Hayes, Matthew Incantalupo, and Charles Anthony Smith — wrote up a series [...]