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House Set to Upend Government's Regulatory Powers

3 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Neutering a Supreme Court precedent will make it harder for the feds to impose regulations that protect the environment.

Roe v. Wade attorney: Trump is biggest threat yet to reproductive rights

Forty-four years ago, the Supreme Court made a surprise ruling in favor of a young attorney, declaring abortion legal nationwide. Sarah Weddington, the lawyer who argued Roe v. Wade, says now that her legacy — and the law itself— has never been more at risk. Show More Summary

Uma Thurman Takes The Stand In Bitter Custody Dispute

Uma Thurman and her ex-fiancé Arpad “Arki” Busson are currently fighting a custody case in the Manhattan Supreme Court over their four-year-old daughter, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, known as Luna. The Kill Bill star and Busson, a French businessman, have been engaged in the nasty legal wrangle since 2014. Show More Summary

Trump disses Chief Justice John Roberts, rest of Supreme Court

One of the things that happens normally in inauguration week is that the president-elect visits the Supreme Court at the invitation of the Chief Justice, meeting with those justices who are available. But popular vote loser Donald Trump,...Show More Summary

Can someone explain to me why Chuck Schumer spoke at the Trump inauguration?

I've searched many articles and can't find an answer. If you leave out the religious speakers — doing invocations and benedictions — and the Supreme Court Justices administering the oaths, you only get — other than Trump himself — Inaugural Committee chair, Roy Blunt, who gave the opening remarks, and Schumer. Show More Summary

Pushing Euthanasia and Organ Donation for Canada

When Canada’s Supreme Court imposed a nation-wide euthanasia regime on Canada, without a terminal illness requirement, I warned that it wouldn’t be long before the bioethicists pushed to conjoin medicalized homicide with organ harvesting. Advocacy for such a course has now begun. Show More Summary

'Pre-Born Women Are Underrepresented': Talking to the Anti-Abortion Women's Marchers 

19 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

WASHINGTON, DC—“Shit, shit, shit,” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, muttered into her phone. Hawkins was standing in front of the Supreme Court corralling a group of 30 anti-abortion activists. Almost all of the activists were young women—only a few men and one MAGA hat—gathered to make their voices… Read more...

Funeral of major graft probe judge killed in plane crash

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The funeral was being held on Saturday of a Brazilian Supreme Court justice who died in a plane crash after overseeing the investigation of politicians linked to the nation's largest graft scheme.

When the Cause is Worth Jail Time

There were 18 people arrested this week protesting the death penalty on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, but it was Christian author and social activist Shane Claiborne who got my attention. Maybe it’s because I’ve read his books or that we met once briefly. Coincidentally, I was combing through old blog posts here […]

Matthews: Trump Speech Was ‘Hitlerian,’ Jokes He Could Fix Nepotism Laws By Hanging Son-in-Law

MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was a living, breathing edition of Notable Quotables on Inauguration Day, offering takes ranging from joking about Mussolini and former President George W. Bush hugging Supreme Court justices to this now-infamous quip that President Trump’s speech was “Hitlerian.”

Brazil investigates plane crash that killed judge overseeing massive 'Car Wash' corruption case

Brazilian authorities on Friday were investigating a plane crash that killed the Supreme Court justice in charge of a major corruption case just weeks before he was scheduled to issue a ruling that could have revealed accusations against politicians in several Latin American countries. The death...

Trump's Great Betrayal

Legitimate or not, Donald Trump is President. His public support - under 40% -- is unprecedentedly weak. Even George W. Bush, after being elected by the Supreme Court, had inaugural approval of 62%. The crowd on the Mall for his inauguration was sparse; its applause tepid. Show More Summary

Brazilians Stunned By Death Of Supreme Court Justice Ahead Of "Explosive Testimony"

The death of Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki who had presided over the sprawling "Carwash" corruption scandal, and who died yesterday in a freak airplane crash has sent shockwaves both around the globe and in Brazil, because...Show More Summary

Restaurant Lobby Asks Supreme Court to Hear Case About Tip Sharing

The NRA agues federal laws preventing kitchen staff from sharing in tips “trample on the rights of restaurant workers.”

Who Should Trump Nominate to the Supreme Court?

Earlier this afternoon, Donald Trump became President Donald Trump. That means many things, but most importantly to this blog, it means that a new Supreme Court justice is on his or her way in the near future. The list of potential nominees, once at 21, has reportedly now been......

Texas Pro-Life Law Cut Abortions 50% Before the Supreme Court Overturned It

Texas House Bill 2 (HB2) was not in effect for long before the U.S. Supreme Court struck it down as unconstitutional, but it did help save babies from abortion while it was in place. The 2013 law had a seemingly simply objective, holding abortion facilities to the same standards that many hospitals must adhere to, […]

Republican lawmakers in two states are trying to give themselves power to overrule courts

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Two state legislatures are considering measures that would allow lawmakers to overrule decisions by Supreme Court majorities — and one Florida Republican wants to change the U.S. Constitution to allow Congress to do the same. In Florida, state Rep. Julio Gonzalez (R-Venice) has filed two...

In India, the bullfight might go on as officials vow to defy a ban on controversial sport

Bowing to widespread protests across one of India’s most developed states, officials signaled Friday that a controversial bullfighting festival in Tamil Nadu would take place despite a Supreme Court ban. The sport known as jallikattu, in which young men attempt to wrestle a bull to the ground with...

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