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Here are 3 ways Aereo will tell the Supreme Court that it’s legal

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Aereo must go before the Supreme Court next week to explain how its tiny antenna service, which has rattled the TV industry, is legal. Here's how it will make the case.

Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court, Experts Say (Analysis)

With broadcasters on one side and the cloud computing business on the other, the stakes are high – and the case could go either way. read more

The Power of One Voice: A Review

Everyone should go see Anita, a recently released documentary that revolves around Anita Hill's controversial 1991 Senate hearing on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States. As most people know, in...Show More Summary

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...

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What are the conservative justices on the Supreme Court […]

Power List 2014: ROBERTA KAPLAN

3 days agoLGBT / Gay :

Lawyer, 47Edith Windsor led the charge against the Defense of Marriage Act, but Kaplan was the force behind the icon. Her arguments in front of the Supreme Court broke down the country’s most egregious law, and her efforts afforded Americans equal rights throughout the country, making her a national hero. Show More Summary

Could SCOTUS Get It with GOP Senate?

If Republicans win the Senate in November, will they refuse to vote on any Supreme Court nominees for the rest of President Obama's term in office?

Daily Headlines: April 15, 2014

Brazil: According to a researcher from Brazil, the obesity rate among children in that South American country is an “extremely high” 39%. Puerto Rico: The Puerto Rican Supreme Court struck down a teacher pension reform law that the commonwealth's government said was necessary in order to improve the island’s woeful economy. Show More Summary

INDIA: Supreme Court Recognizes Trans People As Third Gender

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

In what is being hailed as a landmark ruling, today the Indian Supreme Court recognized transgender people as a third gender. Via the BBC: "It is the right of every human being to choose their gender," it said in granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female. Show More Summary

"It is the right of every human being to choose their gender."

Said the Supreme Court...... in India.It ordered the government to provide transgender people with quotas in jobs and education in line with other minorities, as well as key amenities...."Recognition of transgenders as a third gender...Show More Summary

India's Supreme Court Recognizes Trans People as Third Gender

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

India's Supreme Court has recognized transgender people as a third gender in an historic ruling, the BBC reports. Said the court: "Transgenders are also citizens of India" and they must be "provided equal opportunity to grow. The spirit of the...

Abortifacients, emergency contraception, and terminating pregnancy

by Matthew Lu April 14, 2014 (Public Discourse) - One of the more controversial issues in the Supreme Court case concerning Hobby Lobby is the company's claim that some of the “emergency contraceptives” demanded by Obamacare and the HHS mandate are actually “abortifacients.” The mainstream…

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends Supreme Court-themed play in D.C.

Hey isn’t that… Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — trailed by a two-man security detail — at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre’s production of “Arguendo” on Sunday night. The show is a verbatim retelling of the 1991 Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre Inc., which questioned whether Indiana’s ban on public nudity violated exotic dancers’ First […]

Right-Wing Media Push "Frivolous Lawsuit" Myth Into Coverage Of The Next Big Class Action Case

One of right-wing media's favorite myths about class action lawsuits -- their supposedly frivolous nature -- is now permeating respectable news sources. On March 5, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Halliburton v. Erica P. John...Show More Summary


Instead of voters picking politicians, why are politicians deciding on who has the right to vote? Instead of Congress governing, why is Congress obstructing its governance? Instead of the Supreme Court supporting the Constitution, why...Show More Summary

2 Ways To Live Yoga & Change The World

4 days agoFitness / Yoga : Yoganonymous

The United States Supreme Court just ruled that spending money is covered by our first amendment right to freedom of speech. And while this ruling is problematic, money can certainly be a vehicle for change. As L.N. Smith wrote in … The post 2 Ways To Live Yoga & Change The World appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.

TRUE THREATS: Supreme Court May Take A Shot At Defining The Point At Which Protected Speech Becomes…

TRUE THREATS: Supreme Court May Take A Shot At Defining The Point At Which Protected Speech Becomes An Unprotectable ‘Threat.’

The Washington Post published a book excerpt by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens titl

The Washington Post published a book excerpt by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens titled "The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment" late last week. The words aren't "fewer crazy dipshits with guns," but that's their basic gist. Read more...

Justina Pelletier’s Parents File Emergency Petition With Supreme Court to Regain Custody

Justina Pelletier’s parents have field an emergency appeal with the state Supreme Court in Massachusetts to regain custody of their daughter. Today, Linda and Lou Pelletier filed a Habeas Corpus pleading with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The detailed Petition and Memorandum of Law requests that Justina be released from the Massachusetts Department of Children […]

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