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Damon Root on the Supreme Court's Next Big Gun Rights Case

21 hours agoNews : Reason

When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban in the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, it did so because the Second Amendment protects "the core lawful purpose of self-defense." That includes "the individual...Show More Summary

Florida Supreme Court Says State Doesn't Need Special Pregnancy Discrimination Laws (Lawmakers, Naturally, Disagree.)

23 hours agoNews : Reason

The Florida Supreme Court decided there's no need for anti-discrimination statutes specifically for pregnant women. Because women are the only ones who can be pregnant, state laws barring sex-based discrimination should suffice, the court...Show More Summary

Gun Rights and 'Justice Stevens' Foolishness'

yesterdayNews : Reason

Earlier this week I noted a Washington Post op-ed by John Paul Stevens, where the retired Supreme Court justice called for a constitutional amendment that would effectively abolish the individual right to keep and bear arms. If he had...Show More Summary

Raw Milk: Blue Hill Case Heading To Supreme Court

Main raw milk farmer Dan Brown will soon be pleading his case in front of the state supreme court. The Gravelwood Farm owner of Blue Hill is accused of selling unpasteurized milk without a license, and two other violations, in 2011. The Maine Department of Agriculture and Brown were able to settle the matter during

Tiny antenna, big debate: Tech firm takes fight to the Supreme Court

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Aereo founder Chet Kanojia tells his company's story to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.

In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The country's Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India's large population of eunuchs and transvestites.

India recognizes a third gender, but homosexuality is still a crime

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

Four months after India's Supreme Court maintained that homosexuality was a crime, its judges gave a landmark ruling Tuesday saying that the people of a third gender, neither male nor female, are now legally recognized and must have equal rights to education, jobs and driving licenses. "Recognition of transgenders as a third gender is not […]

India Recognizes a Third Gender

In a major Supreme Court decision today, India is changing the way it defines gender. Transgender people are now officially considered a third gender, along with male and female, the Washington Post reports. "Recognition of transgenders as a third gender is not a social or medical issue but a human...

No, We Don’t Need to ‘Fix’ the Second Amendment

5 days agoNews : Reason

John Paul Stevens is not going quietly into that good night. Since retiring from the Supreme Court in 2010, the former justice has written a memoir, delivered numerous speeches, and even found time to spar with various critics of his...Show More Summary

S.M. Oliva on the Case for Cameras in the Supreme Court

5 days agoNews : Reason

England, Australia, Canada, and many other nations allow cameras in their high courts. Yet the U.S. Supreme Court continues to oppose such transparency. One justice even told Congress, "I can tell you the day you see a camera come into our courtroom, it's going to roll over my dead body." But as S.M. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Decision

6 days agoNews : Truthdig


Republicans Form New Fundraising Group, On Heels Of High Court Ruling

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Seeking to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent ruling that eased restrictions on political contributions, Republicans are launching a new super joint fundraising committee.

Matthew Feeney Discusses Campaign Finance on the Wake Up With Randy Corporon Show at 9:30 A.M. ET

last weekNews : Reason

At 9:30a.m. ET I will be discussing campaign finance on the "Wake-up with Randy Corporon" show in Denver. Listen live here. The Supreme Court recently ruled that federal limits on the otal amount of money an individual can give to political...Show More Summary

“Kind of Harsh”: Maine Supreme Court Rejects Law License For F. Lee Bailey

The Main Supreme Court yesterday reversed a justice and rejected the bid of famed attorney F. Lee Bailey to obtain a law license in a 4-2 decision. After being disbarred in Florida in 2001, Bailey had moved to Maine. He recently took and passed the state bar and applied for a license. That is no […]

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