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Jimmy Carter Calls America ‘Oligarchy’ With ‘Unlimited Bribery’ [Video]

Jimmy Carter believes the U.S. political system has become so corrupted with big money that it is no longer a functioning democracy. Thanks to the Supreme Court, the former president believes it will take a series of disgraceful events before anything is changed. Show More Summary

Rep. Steve King thinks people will now marry lawnmowers since same-sex marriage is legal

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Rep. Steve King, R-IA, told an audience while introducing GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee that the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality ruling means that now people can marry lawnmowers, journalist Matt Taibbi reported. Iowa Rep. Steve King, introducing Huckabee, said gay...

Judge Says Virginia Can Refuse To Issue Confederate License Plates

7 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Citing a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the federal judge effectively vacated a 14-year-old state injunction that prohibited officials from refusing to issue such plates.

Chimpanzees May One Day Have Rights - New York Judge

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe stated in a ruling that while Chimpanzees would not be granted the same rights as humans, modern history has shown that this might soon change.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calls 'Choice' An Empty Concept For Poor Women

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the concept of "choice" is an ephemeral one for low-income women who live in states that pass laws limiting access to abortion, as they may not be able to afford to travel to a state with less onerous restrictions. Show More Summary

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Answers The One Question She Loves Being Asked

WASHINGTON -- When given the opportunity to ask Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg anything in the world, why not let her pick the question?  Ginsburg held a public talk with Duke Law professor Neil Siegel on Wednesday evening, taking questions from Duke alumni and Summer Law Institute students. Show More Summary

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reveals How She Would Have Written the Marriage Equality Decision

On Wednesday, Duke Law professor Neil Siegel interviewed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg about the triumphs and dramas of the latest term. Perhaps because Siegel is a former Ginsburg clerk, the justice was unusually expansive on a number of hot-button topics. Show More Summary

India hangs Mumbai blasts convict 22 years after attack

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country's deadliest bombings, which killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, after the Supreme Court threw out his final plea for a stay of execution.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reflects On A Polarizing Term One Month Out

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflected on a polarizing term that featured major decisions on marriage equality, health care and housing discrimination on Wednesday evening in a conversation with Duke Law professor Neil Siegel. Show More Summary

Why some Indians are calling for mercy for a convicted terrorist

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Indians are arguing about whether Yakub Memon, a former accountant convicted of planning bombings in 1993 in Mumbai, should be hanged Thursday morning. The Supreme Court dismissed a new last-minute plea by Memon on Wednesday, even as a sustained campaign by some Indians in the past week applied pressure against his execution. Some argued that Memon […]

GOP lawmakers in Texas and Tennessee trying new tricks to block same-sex couples’ right to marry

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

At least two Republican lawmakers are still trying to fight the legalization of same-sex marriage through the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month. Texas state Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van) said state agencies moved too quickly to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because the legislature...

What the Scott Walker fundraising controversy means for 2016

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Wisconsin Supreme Court dismissed a criminal investigation on July 16 that threatened Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s political ambitions. The court’s ruling spares Walker’s presidential campaign from what could have been a devastating political scandal. In the process, the case demonstrates...

Can You Buy Justice? In Wisconsin, It Appears You Can

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is facing harsh criticism for a blatant conflict of interest in a July 16 ruling to shut down a campaign finance investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 re-election campaign. One headline referred to the...Show More Summary

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects appeal, orders removal of Ten Commandments stone at Capitol

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Oklahoma’s Supreme Court on Monday said the state must remove a Ten Commandments stone monument first placed at its Capitol in 2012, rejecting an appeal to reconsider an earlier decision. The justices denied a request by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission to rethink the...

Oklahoma's Top Court Says State Must Remove Ten Commandments Monument

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 27 (Reuters) - Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Monday said the state must remove a Ten Commandments stone monument first placed at its Capitol in 2012, rejecting an appeal to reconsider an earlier decision. The justices...Show More Summary

Does the Supreme Court Need a Code of Conduct?

In 2011, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., used his annual report about the state of the federal judiciary to defend the probity of his Court colleagues. He was responding to members of Congress, experts in legal ethics, and legal advocacy groups who wanted the Court to be subject to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, which applies to all other federal judges.

Pat Robertson: I’m not sure why God didn’t smite Supreme Court justices for legalizing abortion

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

On Monday’s edition of The 700 Club, Pat Robertson told viewers to ask God why he chose not to immediately strike down the Supreme Court justices after they handed down the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. A viewer named Eugene who described himself as a “lifelong 700 Club...

Rampant Corporatism: SCOTUS Justices Rule in Favor of Companies they Own Stock In, 90% of the Time

Three Supreme Court justices didn’t recuse themselves from cases in which they held stock in companies interested in the outcomes. Washington D.C. (RT) — Three Supreme Court justices didn’t recuse themselves from cases in which theyShow More Summary

Georgia Pastor Has No Time For Anti-LGBT Hypocrites

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Religious people who are critical of the LGBT community and the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage are "hypocritical," Georgia pastor E. Dewey Smith said in a videotaped sermon that was posted Thursday. Smith, who...Show More Summary

The religious have gone insane: The separation of church and state — and Scalia from his mind

A "strong and passionate" belief in God does real harm -- look no further than the GOP or the Supreme Court

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