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Federal Appeals Court Begs Supreme Court To Overrule Roe v. Wade

While a three-judge panel reluctantly concludes that existing Supreme Court precedent requires them to strike down an anti-abortion law, they devote the bulk of their opinion to an extended attack on what remains of Roe v. Wade. The post Federal Appeals Court Begs Supreme Court To Overrule Roe v. Wade appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Allred to Cosby: I'm Gonna Grill You Like a Cheeseburger ... On Video

Gloria Allred is chomping at the bit to interrogate Bill Cosby after getting the green light from the California Supreme Court... and she's not limiting her questions to her own client... she wants the full story.  The court cleared the way…

Forced to Choose Between Faith or Fines, Little Sisters of the Poor Appeal to the Supreme Court

When a federal appeals court ruled against the Little Sisters of the Poor earlier this month, forcing them to comply with Obamacare’s abortion...

How a Victory for the Death Penalty May Hasten Its End

By declining to strike down controversial forms of lethal injection, the U.S. Supreme Court pushed some justices to reject the constitutionality of all capital punishment.

Little Sisters Ask Supreme Court for Exemption From HHS Mandate That 'Would Make Them Morally Complicit in Grave Sin'

An order of nuns has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to seek exemption from having to conform to the rules of the federal government's birth control mandate accommodation for para-church groups.

Bill Cosby Will, It Seems, Be Questioned Under Oath in the Next 30 Days

CNN reports that the California Supreme Court has made it possible for Judith Huth’s suit against Cosby to move into litigation — a “huge, huge victory,” according to Huth’s attorney, Gloria Allred, who’s planning a deposition for Cosby sometime in the next 30 days. …Read More

Court thwarts New York City's efforts to restrict sex shops

A court has rejected New York City's efforts to restrict sex shops. The Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that adult video stores, bookshops and topless dancing are... To view the full story, click the title link.

Bill Cosby request in sex assault lawsuit denied by California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court denied a request to review a lawsuit against Bill Cosby, paving the way for the comedian to be deposed in a civil suit filed by a woman who claims he molested her in the 1970s.

Atlanta Now Casting ‘Confirmation’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the HBO movie “Confirmation.” “Confirmation” is about Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and how it is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies...Show More Summary

Bill Cosby Forced to Testify! Watch!

The California Supreme Court is forcing disgraced actor and comedian Bill Cosby to testify as one another sexual assault case heads to litigation. Cosby petitioned to review the case, but the court denied the request. This means the suit can head into trial, according to CNN. Numerous women have accused Cosby of sexual assault. Show More Summary

Implicit bias against lesbians, gays decreasing across demographic groups, study shows

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling legalizing marriage between same-sex couples in all 50 states follows on the heels of national polls showing rapid cultural changes in attitudes toward lesbian and gay people. A new study confirms...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Vows to ‘Rein In’ Pro-Equality ‘Judicial Tyranny’ at Senate Hearing on SCOTUS ‘Activism’ – VIDEO

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Saying he convened the “With Prejudice: Supreme Court Activism and Possible Solutions” Senate hearing Wednesday with “deep disappointment,” Sen. Ted Cruz made good on his post-Obergefell threat and vowed to “reign in judicial… The post Ted Cruz Vows to ‘Rein In’ Pro-Equality ‘Judicial Tyranny’ at Senate Hearing on SCOTUS ‘Activism’ – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Chris Dodson: 8th Circuit Court Implies That Abortion Precedents Are Outdated

The opinion of the Eighth Circuit on North Dakota’s ban on abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat is interesting.  Basically, the court is saying that its hands were tied by an outdated and flawed Supreme Court standard. In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court created a trimester standard for determining when states could...

Cosby May Soon Face Grilling by Gloria Allred

A civil suit against Bill Cosby is now all systems go after California's Supreme Court rejected the comedian's request to review the case, NBC News reports. What this means in the short term: the lawyer for the woman who's suing Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting her in the Playboy Mansion...

Here's The Next Major Fight For The LGBT Community

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples can finally get married everywhere in the country, thanks to the Supreme Court's long-awaited ruling last month. A couple can exchange rings, dance the night away and then post pictures of the event on Facebook. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Convenes Senate Hearing On "SCOTUS Activism" - Calls Hate Group Leader John Eastman As Witness

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

Yesterday Ted Cruz convened a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, which he chairs, in order to call for reining in the "judicial tyranny" of the Supreme Court. One of the three witnesses he called was NOM chairman John Eastman. Show More Summary

4 Things Christians Say When They Deny Religious Liberty to Muslims

We're less than a month past a U.S. Supreme Court decision in which four justices warned us about serious threats to religious liberty that are coming our way. How can we argue at the national level that we believe in religious liberty for all people while at the local level we're running Muslims out of town?

Actual bias has decreased toward homosexuals - so has implicit bias

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling legalizing marriage between same-sex couples in all 50 states follows on the heels of national polls showing rapid cultural changes in attitudes toward lesbian and gay people. A new University of Virginia study confirms that, by using a test designed to find that people have unconscious biases. read more

A court just cleared the way for litigation against Bill Cosby in one case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1974, as the California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the comedian's petition to review the case. Show More Summary

New York's hospitals are businesses, and should be taxed like them

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court upholding federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act lifted the stock prices of a number of public companies operating for-profit hospitals. Many so-called... To view the full story, click the title link.

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