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10 Novel, Absurd, And Irrelevant Arguments Made In Supreme Court Briefs Against Marriage Equality

52 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

Oral arguments for the same-sex marriage Supreme Court case are just over a week away, and just as many groups and individuals from across the country expressed their support for marriage equality, many expressed their opposition. Among them are the more familiar arguments, like that “conjugal marriage” (i.e. Show More Summary

Israeli Supreme Court Upholds ‘Anti-Boycott Law’

By Sarah Saadoun | (Human Rights Watch) – On Wednesday, Israel’s Supreme Court upheld key provisions of the country’s “anti-boycott law,” which makes it a civil offense for people or groups to advocate…

US State OKs Execution Method That’s Been Banned for Animal Euthanasia

Oklahoma has approved the use of nitrogen gas asphyxiation for the administration of the death penalty in case the US Supreme Court finds lethal injections - plagued by recent botched executions - to be unconstitutional.

Oklahoma adopts nitrogen gas as possible execution method

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Oklahoma may use nitrogen gas as an alternative execution method if the U.S. Supreme Court finds the state’s lethal injection process unconstitutional or drugs are unavailable, under a bill Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed on Friday. Oklahoma’s adoption of nitrogen gas follows...

Oklahoma Legalizes "Nitrogen Asphyxiation" as Execution Method

17 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

With the Supreme Court set to review the constitutionality of Oklahoma's preferred exeuction method (lethal injection), the state has enacted a law authorizing "nitrogen asphyxiation" as an alternate means of carrying out death sentences. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Goes a Step Beyond in Her Support For Same-Sex Marriage

The Democratic presidential candidate wants the Supreme Court to rule same-sex marriage a constitutional right. Hillary Clinton has now set the gold standard for supporting marriage equality in the 2016 field. Not that any Republicans...Show More Summary

Brooklyn landlords busted for wrecking tenant’s apartments to force them out

The NY Times says: “Upon gaining entry,” said an indictment unsealed on Thursday in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn, the tenant “observed that the apartment was destroyed — the kitchen and bathroom were demolished and rendered unusable.” The story, photos and a video are here.

As U.S. gay-marriage battle looms, attorneys fight over fees

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a historic constitutional showdown over gay marriage looms this month at the U.S. Supreme Court, attorneys are fighting over another bitterly disputed issue: their fees. The battles over billables...Show More Summary

NGLCC President Says Hillary Clinton's LGBT Activism 'Goes Back Decades'

Hillary Clinton's public push for the Supreme Court to rule in favor of national marriage equality raised questions about whether it was an act of political expediency from the woman who did not support same-sex marriage until 2013,Show More Summary

Time Magazine Debuts 5 Striking Covers For ‘Most Influential People' Issue

Time magazine revealed its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World with five distinct covers, featuring ballet dancer Misty Copeland, Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos, actor Bradley Cooper, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader...Show More Summary

Yelp won’t have to turn over names of anonymous users after court ruling

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a judge did not have authority to compel Yelp to reveal the identities of anonymous users who panned an Alexandria carpet cleaning company in a case closely watched by free-speech advocates and businesses alike.Read full article >>

Antonin Scalia Honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'The High Court's Counterweight'

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was celebrated in Time Magazine's list of "The 100 Most Influential People," joining the ranks of such notable figures as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), author Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie, dancer...Show More Summary

Legal Marijuana In All 50 States Denied: ‘Now Is Not The Time’ — What About Later?

Sad news has emerged for legal marijuana advocates. On April 15, a judge in Northern California decided to rule against a court case that would inevitably lead to a chance for the Supreme Court to make nationwide legal marijuana in all 50 states a possibility. Show More Summary

Pakistani court blocks execution of those convicted by military courts

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of death sentences passed by military courts set up this year after a spike in militant violence but which have raised concern about fairness and the extent of military powers.

Canada's Supreme Court Rules Against Allowing Prayer At City Council Meetings

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

TORONTO (RNS) Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled that a small town in Quebec may not open its council meetings with prayer. In a unanimous ruling Wednesday (April 15), Canada’s highest court ruled that the town of Saguenay can no longer...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton: Supreme Court Should Rule In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Hillary Clinton wants the Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex marriage, her campaign revealed on Wednesday. “Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples...Show More Summary

Missouri Executes Mentally Ill Black Man Convicted by All-White Jury

The state of Missouri executed its third death row inmate so far this year, after the US Supreme Court turned down a clemency petition on Tuesday evening.

Cop describes being stabbed in brain

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Detective Eder Loor took the witness stand in the Manhattan Supreme Court trial of Terrence Hale.

The Death Penalty Deserves the Death Penalty

At the end of this month, the Supreme Court will reckon with execution by lethal injection in Glossip v. Gross, the case of Oklahoma death-row inmates who are challenging the three-drug protocol that the state has chosen to carry out death sentences. Show More Summary

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