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The Battle for Marriage Equality Is Still Being Fought in the Lower Courts

When it comes to the fight for marriage equality, all eyes are on the Supreme Court and what it will do this June. But that doesn't mean there's nothing happening in the lower courts in the meantime. Last week, a district court judge...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Tired Of White Kids Whining About Their Precious American Flag

20 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Turns out you do not have an unlimited constitutional right to be a dickbag to your fellow classmates just because you are white, and they are Mexican, and you really don’t like Mexicans. Who knew? Read more on Supreme Court Tired Of White Kids Whining About Their Precious American Flag…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s feminist Passover essay reminds women and girls they can save the world

22 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg published an essay on Tuesday about the festival of Passover, lauding the great women of Jewish tradition and celebrating the feminist spirit of the holiday. The essay, published by the American Jewish World Service, explained that Passover is based in the...

US Supreme Court Spider-Man case could lead to more life-saving drugs

28 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

The the end of March, the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing arguments about a real-life web shooter and the results could determine how much money research universities can invest in […]

Citizens United Overruled, Court Announces Via New Cameras

In what court watchers called an "unexpected move," Chief Justice John Roberts announced this morning that a majority of the Supreme Court had voted sua sponte at a private conference yesterday to overturn its 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which held that corporations had a First Amendment right......

Congratulations to Peggy Young, But Pregnant Women Need Stronger Protections

The Supreme Court decision in Young v. UPS is an important victory for Peggy Young.   Young brought suit because, she needed a restriction on lifting packages over 21 pounds during her pregnancy, but UPS refused her. One of UPS’ Division Mangers told her she had to leave work because she was “too much of a […]

Justices Reject N.Y. Church's Bid to Use Public School Space

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday brought to an end a long-simmering dispute over the use of New York City public school space for religious services.       ...

Supreme Court nixes Case over ObamaCare ‘Death Panels’

Well, that was a valiant try to get rid of ObamaCare’s ‘death panels.’ As the Washington Examiner reported: “The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case arguing a key Medicare panel is unconstitutional, putting an abrupt end to an effort to gut a controversial part of the healthcare law. “The Independent Payment […]

The Supreme Court Just Admitted It’s Going to Rule in Favor of Marriage Equality

Early Monday morning, the Supreme Court refused to stay a federal judge’s order invalidating Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage. In doing so, the justices immediately set up a constitutional crisis between the state’s lawless chief justice and the federal judiciary. Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: Agents Busted Over Bitcoins | Press vs. Police in Ferguson

Two former federal agents were busted for alleged theft of bitcoins. The press meet the police in a new federal suit over reporting in Ferguson, Missouri. And the Supreme Court turns down two potentially explosive First Amendment cases. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.       

Supreme Court’s Big Gay Pandora’s Box

4 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The idea that we should make gay marriage the law of the land and yet refuse to force businesses to follow that law is unjust and absurd.

Attorneys Announced For Supreme Court Marriage Equality Cases

8 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The attorneys representing gay couples in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee before the Supreme Court this month have been announced: Mary Bonauto and Doug Hallward-Driemeier […]

Oral Arguments in Commil v. Cisco

by Dennis Crouch Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the pending patent dispute Commil v. Cisco, Case No. 13-896.  The Patent Act creates a cause of action for actively inducing infringement of a patent.  Here, the Federal Circuit ruled that a defendant’s belief that a patent is invalid is a defense to induced infringement […]

CatholicVote Exclusive: Supreme Court to Overturn All 50 State Constitutions

WASHINGTON, April 1 — In an unprecedented surprise announcement breaching longstanding protocols of secrecy, a source close to Justice Kennedy revealed to CatholicVote that Obergefell v. Hodges will be decided by a unanimous 5-0 margin with four abstentions. The source told your humble columnist that in the opinion for the Court, Kennedy will speak passionately [...]

KY Gov.: Straight People Can’t Get Gay Married Either So Ban Isn’t Discriminatory

12 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The governor of Kentucky argues in a brief filed with the Supreme Court that the state's gay marriage ban is not discriminatory because the ban applies to every single Kentuckian, not just the gay ones.

Connecticut Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Richard Lapointe

Connecticut Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Richard Lapointe after the state’s appeal from Sept 17, 2013! From the Hartford Courant of March 31, 2015 is says:”the mentally disabled dishwasher was denied evidence supporting his innocence...Show More Summary

Gay Rights Champion Mary Bonauto To Argue The Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case To The Supreme Court

Mary Bonauto has been selected by lawyers who support same-sex marriage to argue what’s being called a “landmark case” to the supreme court about whether it’s unconstitutional to disallow gay people to get married. Bonauto has earned...Show More Summary

New Trial For Richard Lapointe, Man Convicted Of Killing Wife's Grandma In '87

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 killing of his wife's 88-year-old grandmother — a conviction protested by high-profile...Show More Summary

How Hobby Lobby Paved the Way for the Current Rush of Religious Freedom Laws

16 hours agoNews : Vice News

Legal experts say that widespread acceptance of gay marriage and the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision have ushered in the current wave of states, including Indiana, trying to pass broad religious liberty bills this year.

Non-Sequiturs: 03.31.15

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The Supreme Court decided that government-issued GPS trackers violate 4th Amendment. My GPS device is my phone -- can we get on protecting that? [Gizmodo] More on the subtle differences between the Indiana RFRA and the post-Hobby Lobby landscape. Show More Summary

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