Campaign finance experts are criticizing new regulations by the IRS and the Treasury Department that they say are an effort to administratively restrict the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision and to limit free speech. TheShow More Summary
CBS Evening News left out some important details in its report on a Supreme Court case that could extend the concept of corporate personhood outlined in Citizens United by allowing secular, for-profit corporations to dictate reproductive decisions for its employees. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in Sebelius v. Show More Summary
A 29-year-old U.S. citizen has been held in a maximum-security prison in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, since this summer for uploading a mock documentary to YouTube, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Shezanne Cassim was detained...Show More Summary
The suspension of consular services will affect Cuban and U.S. citizens alike, due to the impossibility of completing procedures such as issuing passports, visas, legalization documents, and other services.
OECD Report Finds Other Countries Catching Up to U.S. in Higher Ed Though the United States continues to lead the world in its proportion of college-educated citizens, other countries are quickly catching up, according to a report released Tuesday by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). Show More Summary
In my last post I wrote about the addition of the new Harry Potter stamp collectables from the United States Postal Service. They are controversial because Harry Potter is not American and the Postmaster General bypassed the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) in their decision making process. Let’s pretend that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee [...]
The Supreme Court may be on the verge of pouring a little more salt into ObamaCare's wounds. The highest court in the land agreed today to hear a pair of cases challenging the Affordable Care Act's requirement that for-profit companies provide contraception coverage for employees. Show More Summary
Texas' 27th Congressional District offers a perfect rebuttal to those trying to pretend that gerrymandering and big money did not play a huge role in the recent government shutdown and gridlock in Washington in general. There is no doubt that our nation remains closely and starkly divided in our political views. Show More Summary
Relatives of U.S. citizens applying to immigrate to the United States legally are suffering unprecedented, year-long delays in waiting for their applications to be processed, as President Barack Obama smooths the path for illegal immigrants. Show More Summary
More than a dozen Cobb groups have joined forces this weekend in hopes of delaying the county's vote on the $672 million Braves stadium deal. The Cobb Citizens for Government Transparency - which includes the Cobb County SCLC, Atlanta...Show More Summary
Reports of the Russian government abusing its gay citizens are based upon false propaganda by gay rights groups in the United States, Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, claimed at a Nov. 15 symposium hosted by The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society.
We are closing in on the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which will occur this coming January 21st, another date that will live in infamy in our nation's history. On that terrible day in 2010, theShow More Summary
(Reuters) - The United States signaled to North Korea on Thursday that it could improve its strained ties with Washington by releasing U.S. citizens, after Pyongyang detained an 85-year-old retiree from California who is an American veteran of the Kore...
Although somewhat counterintuitive, it turns out that those who support a cause anonymously tend to be more meaningfully supportive of the cause than those who offer more noticeable initial support, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. read more
An excellent new Yale Law Journal article by Stanford Prof. Michael McConnell. The abstract: The central flaw in the analysis of Citizens United by both the majority and the dissent was to treat it as a free speech case rather than a free press case. Show More Summary
(UNITED NATIONS) — The General Assembly’s human rights committee has unanimously passed a resolution urging Myanmar to give its stateless Rohingya minority equal access to citizenship and to crack down on Buddhist violence against them and other Muslims in the southeast Asian nation. Show More Summary
Not that long ago, police departments joined together to call upon the United States Supreme Court (with the support of the Obama Administration) to allow citizens to be tracked with GPS devices placed on their vehicles without a warrant or probable cause. The litigants argued that this was a minor intrusion into the rights of […]
Casino baron Sheldon Adelson, a walking indictment of the Citizens United ruling, has decided to use his billions to influence government officials to crackdown on internet gambling. Adelson had previously come to the public’s attention by spending hundreds of millions of dollars against President Obama in 2012 using, among other things, Super PACs. The new [...]
Ironically in the very week when amendments to the Russian Criminal Code stiffened the penalties for citizens in “illegal armed units” fighting abroad in a clear move against jihadists heading for Syria to join the rebels, it emerged that Russian mercenaries were working for the Assad regime. The changes to Article 208 of the Criminal [...]
You would be forgiven for thinking Bill Maher was about to go into a criticism of the failures of the Affordable Care Act roll-out when he began Friday's final new rule with, "When you promise the American people that something won't...Show More Summary