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Anti-gay Haters Vow To Repeal State Marriage Equality Laws If They Win At SCOTUS: LISTEN

48 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

James Dobson, founder of both Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, invited a number of high-profile anti-gay activists onto his radio show this past week in a discussion about the Supreme Court's upcoming cases on the constitutionality...

100 "Scholars" To SCOTUS: Same-Sex Marriage Will Increase Abortion Rate

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Over 100 alleged scholars have a filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which they argue that the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage will lead to an increase in the abortion rate. The brief's author writes for theShow More Summary

Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign's outset

Days later, she said through her campaign that she supports same-sex marriage being recognized as a constitutional right in a pending Supreme Court case. While Clinton enters the race in a dominant position, she faces skepticism from...Show More Summary

Chief Justice of The U.S. Called For Local Jury Duty Selection, Asked If He Could Be Fair And Impartial

When the head of the Supreme Court is called to jury duty, the Chief Justice still has to go through the jury selection process like everyone else. The Honorable John Glover Roberts Jr. was called to report for jury duty in Montgomery County for a civil trial. Show More Summary

Robert Jeffress and Bill O'Reilly Think It'll Be 'Open Season on Christians' Following SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling: VIDEO

22 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On Friday's The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly and Fox News Contributor/First Baptist Church Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress talked about the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on same-sex marriage bans and discussed what terrible aftermath awaits America should the court rule...

CPS vs. free-range parents: are there Constitutional issues?

Per Ilya Somin, there might be: “In two landmark cases in the 1920s, Meyer v. Nebraska and Pierce v. Society of Sisters, the Supreme Court ruled that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment protects parents’ and guardians ‘to direct the upbringing and education of children under their control.'” Meyer struck down a ban […] CPS vs. Show More Summary

Justice Alito signals beginning of next attack on contraception coverage

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito stayed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit which upheld the Obama administration's rules expanding contraceptive coverage in health insurance. The challenge before...Show More Summary

A State Just Legalized Tip Theft, and It Is a Very Bad Thing

Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Supreme Court effectively legalized a particular variety of tip theft by restaurant owners. As should be obvious, this a very, very bad thing. Read more...

TOO VAGUE TO BE CONSTITUTIONAL: Two indecipherable criminal laws passed in the 1980s now face scrut…

TOO VAGUE TO BE CONSTITUTIONAL: Two indecipherable criminal laws passed in the 1980s now face scrutiny at the Supreme Court. The legal philosopher Lon Fuller once invented an earnest monarch named Rex who discovered many wrong ways to make law. First, Rex wrote a detailed code of laws, but, to avoid confusing the public, kept […]

Amicus: The Politics of Law

Listen to Episode 15 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab With hugely consequential decisions coming down the pike from the Supreme Court later on this spring, there’s been a lot of speculation about how certain key members of the court will vote. Show More Summary

"One virtue of appointing federal appellate judges to the Court is that these highly judicialized folk are already masters at applying Supreme Court doctrine."

"After all, this is what circuit-court judges do every day: they study and apply what the Supreme Court has said about one legal issue or another. One problem, however, is that Supreme Court precedent can be dead wrong. Sometimes, in fact, it is baloney. Show More Summary

10 Novel, Absurd, And Irrelevant Arguments Made In Supreme Court Briefs Against Marriage Equality

Oral arguments for the same-sex marriage Supreme Court case are just over a week away, and just as many groups and individuals from across the country expressed their support for marriage equality, many expressed their opposition. Among them are the more familiar arguments, like that “conjugal marriage” (i.e. Show More Summary

GEORGE WILL: Shriveled Grapes, Shriveled Liberty. “In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court

GEORGE WILL: Shriveled Grapes, Shriveled Liberty. “In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court's big gay marriage case could rock the 2016 presidential race

The upcoming Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage could shake up the 2016 race for the White House. The nation's highest court is reviewing the constitutionality of states' gay marriage bans and is expected to issue a ruling by June. Show More Summary

WATCH: Broadway Stars Sing #LoveMustWin in Supreme Court

Adam Kaplan (Newsies) and Jake Boyd (Rock of Ages) star in a new music video as part of the #LoveMustWin initiative. read more

Israeli Supreme Court Upholds ‘Anti-Boycott Law’

By Sarah Saadoun | (Human Rights Watch) – On Wednesday, Israel’s Supreme Court upheld key provisions of the country’s “anti-boycott law,” which makes it a civil offense for people or groups to advocate…

The plot thickens on 'Orphan Black'

Tatiana Maslany in BBC America's 'Orphan Black' About two years ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously biotech companies could not patent human genes. However, the court made a distinction between DNA that occurs in nature and synthetic DNA created in a laboratory. Show More Summary

US State OKs Execution Method That’s Been Banned for Animal Euthanasia

Oklahoma has approved the use of nitrogen gas asphyxiation for the administration of the death penalty in case the US Supreme Court finds lethal injections - plagued by recent botched executions - to be unconstitutional.

In Canada, Government Prayer Ban is Already Being Tested

A couple of days ago, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that the city of Saguenay in Quebec could not have Catholic prayers at meetings (as was tradition). While the decision was a welcome one, it was also narrow, applying only to Saguenay. What about other cities with religious invocations?Well, one mayor is already testing the law by saying he ain't getting rid of his prayers:

Oklahoma adopts nitrogen gas as possible execution method

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Oklahoma may use nitrogen gas as an alternative execution method if the U.S. Supreme Court finds the state’s lethal injection process unconstitutional or drugs are unavailable, under a bill Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed on Friday. Oklahoma’s adoption of nitrogen gas follows...

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