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Obamacare Found A Way To Cover Birth Control For Hobby Lobby Employees

Score one for Barack Obama! Surely you remember the inanity of the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision, right? The decision that the honorable (and fierce and fabulous and adorable) Ruth Bader Ginsburg slayed in her dissent? Yes? Well,...Show More Summary

St. Louis County Cop Suspended Over Video

A St. Louis County police officer has been put on administrative leave after a video emerged of him giving a speech in which he complains about our "undocumented president," hate-crime laws, the Supreme Court, and Muslims, and boasts about his prowess as a killer, reports USA Today. Police chief Jon...

Greenhouse Gases

(August 23, 2014 12:02 AM, by David Henderson) For many years, Linda Greenhouse covered the Supreme Court for the New York Times. She no longer does, but she has an op/ed in the Times. Her latest op/ed is quite revealing, perhaps intentionally, perhaps not. As regular readers of... (0 COMMENTS)

High Court: Your Boss Can Legally Lie to You

At-will employees in Texas, take note: Your boss can lie about your future in the company and get away with it, Main Street reports. A Texas Supreme Court ruling supports the way E.I. du Pont de Nemours (known as DuPont) let go of workers—by saying in 2002 that...

VIRGINIA: Anti-Gay Norfolk County Clerk Petitions SCOTUS To Hear Marriage Appeal

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Via SCOTUSblog: Arguing that lower federal courts have “subverted” the Supreme Court’s decision last year on same-sex marriage, a Virginia court clerk on Friday filed his own petition – the second filing seeking a ruling on the constitutionality of that state’s ban on such marriages and the fourth on the basic constitutional issue. Show More Summary

White House Has a Plan to Keep Your Boss' Hands Off Your Birth Control

Some American corporation-people (and religious non-profits!) believe that their sincere God-related prudery trumps women's right to affordable contraception. The Supreme Court agrees with them. And so the White House has been forced to make two major changes to the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate in order to accommodate these religious beliefs. Read more...

Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk Schaefer asks Supreme Court to hear Virginia same-sex marriage case

A new petition in the Virginia marriage equality case. The post Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk Schaefer asks Supreme Court to hear Virginia same-sex marriage case appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Rauner term limits question won't appear on November ballot

Illinois voters won’t get the chance to impose eight-year limits on state lawmakers after the state Supreme Court today refused to hear an appeal of lower court rulings that found the proposed constitutional amendment to be unconstitutional.

Obama Administration Bends Over Backwards (Again) to Accommodate Religious Opposition to Birth Control Coverage

Remember when we thought the Supreme Court had only allowed an exception to the contraception mandate to closely-held businesses?They were just kidding about that.

Gaming CEO Says Politics Is a Game He Can Fix With More Money

Dark money has been plaguing politics even since the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The subsequent Super PACs, fueled by shadowy donations from millionaires and billionaires, have brought unwelcome influence into elections and made political parties more polarized. Show More Summary

Obama Administration Calls The Supreme Court’s Bluff In Hobby Lobby

The Obama Administration's new rules will likely put an end to the Supreme Court's game of continually moving the goalposts every time someone objects to birth control on religious grounds. The post Obama Administration Calls The Supreme Court’s Bluff In Hobby Lobby appeared first on ThinkProgress.

No Personal Jurisdiction on Corp. by Serving Executive: 9th Cir.

Remember Burnham v. Superior Court? That's the one where a defendant was personally served in California while traveling there on business. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld personal service due to transient presence in the forum state ("tag jurisdiction") as legitimate on its own, without requiring any of the "sufficient minimum......

Exclusionary Rule Doesn't Block Evidence From GPS Tracking

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court held in United States v. Jones that GPS tracking of a suspect's car amounted to a search under the Fourth Amendment. Before that decision, however, the law was unclear at best (and may have even supported the notion that GPS tracking wasn't a search).......

After Losing to Hobby Lobby, Obama Admin Pushes Crippling Fines for HHS Mandate Violators

After losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court in a case about whether certain businesses who object to paying for abortion-causing drugs for their employees must follow the HHS mandate, the Obama administration has revised the HHS mandate rules. The revisions target religious nonprofits and those pro-life companies like Hobby Lobby. The Obama administration […]

Appeals Court Won’t Hear Aereo’s “We’re A Cable Company” Argument

Following its crushing defeat before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer, streaming video startup Aereo tried to stay alive by arguing that since the court said it was acting like a cable company, it should then be considered a cable company. Alas, a federal appeals court has decided not to hear this debate, possibly hammering the final … [More]

Lost in the Argument: A Look the Supreme Court’s Candidates for Marriage Equality Rulings

In-depth look at Supreme Court filings. The post Lost in the Argument: A Look the Supreme Court’s Candidates for Marriage Equality Rulings appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Federal Court Rejects Aereo's Request To Be Considered A Cable Company

Denied. When the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo, the controversial retransmission platform that made it possible to watch network television anywhere, anytime, was in violation of federal copyright, CEO Chet Kanojia said, "We are disappointed in the outcome, but our work is not done." Aereo voluntarily shut itself down soon thereafter. Read Full Story

SCOTUSblog: The Court Has Given No Clear Signal On Taking Any Marriage Case

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Lyle Denniston writes at SCOTUSblog: Since early this year, the Supreme Court has stepped back into the same-sex marriage controversy five times. While it has done little to explain those actions, it has sent some signals about its thinking. Show More Summary

Justice Ginsburg: America Has A ‘Real Racial Problem’

The Supreme Court was "once a leader in the world" in combating racial discrimination, according to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “What’s amazing," she added, "is how things have changed.” The post Justice Ginsburg: America Has A ‘Real Racial Problem’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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