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DAPA Deadlock

The arguments against the legality of DAPA are…not good. But, alas, they’re probably still enough to get the four Supreme Court votes its opponents need: For his part, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller also got a rough ride from the Court’s liberal faction. Justice Kagan focused in particular on Keller’s concession that it was not […]

India Wants Its 'Unlucky' Diamond Back

It's not often that a solicitor general's comments make international waves, but Indian Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar has managed to achieve such a feat. He told his country's Supreme Court on Monday that the Koh-i-Noor diamond, in Britain's possession since 1849, "was neither stolen nor forcibly taken away" from India,...

India and Pakistan want back the Koh-i-Noor Diamond from Britain

India will make all possible efforts to get back the Koh-i-Noor Diamond from Britain despite comments by New Delhi’s solicitor general that the priceless jewel should stay with the former colonial ruler, the government said on Tuesday. India has repeatedly demanded that Britain return the 105-carat diamond, which was presented to Queen Victoria in 1850 […]

Ted Cruz Argued That Sex Toys Should Be Illegal

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Ted Cruz argued in 2007 that individuals do not have the right to own and use sex toys, even in the privacy of their own bedrooms. At the time, Cruz was solicitor general for the state of Texas and was defending the state’s ban on sex toys brou… Read The post Ted Cruz Argued That Sex Toys Should Be Illegal appeared first on Towleroad.

Call of the Dildos: The Ted Cruz Story

Getting attention today: The court case in which Republican now-presidential candidate Ted Cruz, then the Texas solicitor general, ferociously defended the state's law barring the sale of dildos. The brief insisted that Texas in order...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Is No Fan Of Dildos

Ted Cruz really argued the important issues while Solicitor General of Texas...

Ted Cruz Once Waged War Against Sex Toys, Supporting A Statewide Ban

Ted Cruz once supported a ban on the sale of all ‘dildos’ and ‘sex toys’ and other items that can be used to ‘stimulate the genitals’ as recently as 2007, media observers report. Back when Ted Cruz served as solicitor general for the state of Texas, he argued passionately in defense of a bill which... Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Once Argued That Selling Dildos Should Be Illegal

As Texas’ third solicitor general, the New York Times reported earlier this month, Ted Cruz transformed an “under-the-radar, apolitical office into an aggressively ideological, attention-grabbing one.” He sent pro-gun, anti-abortion amicus briefs to the Supreme Court, “clashed” with the lawyers on his team, and “inserted himself” into controversial cases in other states.

10 Things You Can Masturbate With When President Ted Cruz Outlaws Dildos

Earlier today, we learned that during Ted Cruz’s days as the solicitor general of Texas, he and his team fought long and hard to ban the sale of “dildos, artificial vaginas, and other obscene devices.” This will likely put those rumors of Ted Cruz supposedly sexing five different human women behind Heidi’s back to rest

Ted Cruz’s former roommate just revealed his self-pleasuring technique — click only if you’ve already had lunch

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz argued as a Texas solicitor general that there was no right to stimulate one’s own genitals, according to Mother Jones — but his former college roommate says Cruz is being a hypocrite. Craig Mazin, a Los Angeles screenwriter and film maker, has made...

As TX Solicitor General, Ted Cruz argued against the right to masturbate

Per Cruz, "There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one's genitals for non-medical purposes."

The Time Ted Cruz Defended a Ban on Dildos

In one chapter of his campaign book, A Time for Truth, Sen. Ted Cruz proudly chronicles his days as a Texas solicitor general, a post he held from 2003 to 2008. Bolstering his conservative cred, the Republican presidential candidateShow More Summary

Thirty Pieces of Silver

God has a sense of humor. It is a dark irony that on Spy Wednesday, Solicitor General Verrilli argued this morning in Zubik v. Burwell before the elders and scribes of our modern Sanhedrin why the First Amendment doesn’t protect the conscience rights of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Priests for Life, and other [...]

Ted Cruz Promoted Himself and Conservative Causes as Texas’ Solicitor General

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Cruz turned the solicitor’s office into a defender of the right wing and he made crucial friends in Texas — though he once angered Bush family allies.

Hey Ladies

via GIPHY So apparently the wimmin-folk at the Supreme Court picked up an ultrasound wand and beat some slack-jawed yokel solicitor general from Texas about the head and neck for a couple hours and there wasn’t a GOD DAMNED thing John Roberts could do about it: It felt as if, for the first time in […]

How A Right-Wing Media Myth Made It Into Oral Arguments For A Case Challenging Texas' Restrictive Abortion Law

In the oral arguments for Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt -- the case before the Supreme Court concerning Texas' anti-choice law, HB 2 -- Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller relied on a common right-wing media myth to justify medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion. Show More Summary

Texas Solicitor General Still Wrong on Number of Complications From Abortion

As with so many claims from anti-choice campaigners and advocates, this one doesn't hold up to scrutiny. Image: Lauryn Gutierrez / RH Reality Check The post Texas Solicitor General Still Wrong on Number of Complications From Abortion appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Lawyer For Apple: 'What In The Law Requires Us To Redesign The iPhone?'

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Former Solicitor General Ted Olson is one of the most prominent lawyers in America. He's taken up Apple's fight against the FBI over an encrypted iPhone.

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