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Missouri Homeschooling Family Sues After Attacked by Authorities with Tasers for 'Messy House'

A homeschooling family in Missouri filed a lawsuit in a federal district court this week against two police officers, claiming that the officers deprived them of their rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States...Show More Summary

Kansas Gov., ACLU Up Ante on Both Sides of Marriage Fight

The ACLU attorney representing same-sex couples who sued for marriage rights is amending the lawsuit to increase the impact of marriage equality in Kansas. read more

Nickelodeon Announces The Legend of Korra‘s Return to TV - Let the back pedaling commence!

8 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

This Friday, Nickeodeon managed to royally piss off fans by putting Korra creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino through a truly contentious budget slash. But this morning, it appears that they're trying to make amends.

Today in ambition: NOM cofounder vows to fight marriage equality for 100 years

10 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

This comes from Robert George, an author of the Bush era Federal Marriage Amendment and the cofounder of the National Organization For Marriage: We have to resolve that we will stand for marriage and fight for however long it takes—it...

Supreme Court to Consider When a Facebook Post Breaks the Law

The Supreme Court next week will hear arguments in a First Amendment case that highlights the tension over when threatening speech posted on Facebook and other social media breaks the law.

'Fruit Pickers' Left Out of Obama's Amnesty

“ Are we a nation that tolerates the hypocrisy of a system where workers who pick our fruit and make our beds never have a chance to get right with the law? Or are we a nation that gives them a chance to make amends, take responsibility,...Show More Summary

Jewish homeland proposal approved by Israel's cabinet

On Sunday, Israel's Cabinet approved legislation that defines Israel as the Jewish homeland. If finalized by the Knesset, it would become part of Israel's "basic law," the rough equivalent of a constitutional amendment, the Los Angeles Times reports. Show More Summary

Journalist Trey Yingst arrested during Ferguson, Mo., protests

A journalist’s arrest during a protest near the Ferguson, Mo., police headquarters early Sunday drew renewed attention to disputes over 1st Amendment rights in the wake of a white police officer's killing of an unarmed black man.

New laws to protect privacy

Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today. The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using cameras or other technology. Show More Summary

Tallahassee Democrat Calls For Handgun Ban, Repeal of 2nd Amendment

On November 22 the Tallahassee Democrat called for the repeal of the Second Amendment and a total ban on handguns and "assault rifles." For those who respond by saying that taking guns from law-abiding citizens will only leave them in...Show More Summary

The NSA and Utah: Is any win a good one?

Cross posted from Pruning Shears. Late last year a group called the Tenth Amendment Center proposed model legislation designed to give states new methods to oppose the National Security Agency (NSA). It included a proposal to cut off the water supply at the NSA’s Utah data center, and at the time I wrote about both [...]

Winter is coming… and so is 21st Amendment’s Fireside Chat

San Francisco, CA – As the air gets cooler and the days get shorter, ‘tis the season when 21st Amendment co-founders Nico Fr… The post Winter is coming… and so is 21st Amendment’s Fireside Chat appeared first on

Activist Comics: Constitutional Amendment

The Supreme Court doesn't seem to care about much besides the very richest when it comes to campaign finance law. In the 2010 decision Citizens United vs. FEC, the court ruled that no amount of money can corrupt a politician, hence there...Show More Summary

16 North Carolina Judges Quit Following State's Legalization of Gay Marriage

Sixteen North Carolina judges have either resigned or retired after gay marriage became legal in that state last month after a judge ruled that an amendment to the state's constitution banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

Save The Great British Pub: Slash Beer Tax

This week in Westminster, MPs voted in favour of an amendment that could see the end of the controversial, centuries old pub-tie that forces landlords into only buying beer at above the market rate from the parent brewery. As a long standing save-the-pub campaigner, I have spoken out on many occasions against the so called beer-tie. Show More Summary

Lupica: Florida State quest interrupted by sobering reality

There wasn’t even a whole month between school shootings this time, more innocent kids discovering that their own Second Amendment right was the right to run when somebody starts to shoot, in a country lousy with guns.

Court Won’t Protect Will of South Carolina Voters

By refusing to step in, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in South Carolina. That’s despite overwhelming support for the state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released a statement after the high […]

Rosetta Stone Inc (RST), Intersections Inc. (INTX): Will Osmium Partners’ Bullish Sentiment Help These Stocks?

In several newly amended filings, John H. Lewis‘ Osmium Partners disclosed raising its positions in Rosetta Stone Inc (NYSE:RST) and Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ:INTX). In Rosetta Stone, the fund reported raising its stake to 2.28 million shares of the company, which represent 10.67% of the company, from 2.12 million shares disclosed in its latest 13F filing. […]

Good to Know: Religious Freedom Means Only the Right to Choose Between Flavors of Christianity

Freedom of religion in the United States doesn't mean you may believe in anything or nothing. It only means that you're free to choose between Christian denominations.Bryan Fischer tells us so.[T]he purpose of the First Amendment, as...Show More Summary

ACLU Will Sue Kansas to Force State Agencies to Recognize Gay Marriages

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The ACLU of Kansas is poised to amend its lawsuit challenging the ban on same-sex marriage in order to force state agencies to grant marriage benefits to same-sex couples. Yesterday, we reported that despite marriage equality having commenced in many...

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