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Supreme Court Halts Historic Hawaiian Election

8 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a historic and controversial election from moving forward in Hawaii. Native Hawaiians are currently nearing the end of a month-long election to select delegates for a constitutional convention,...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Media need to call Planned Parenthood attacks what they are: terrorism

Terrorism against abortion clinics, and even Planned Parenthood clinics that do not provide abortions, didn’t start Friday afternoon. Here’s The New York Times today: Since abortion became legal nationally, with the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Show More Summary

Bermuda’s Supreme Court Expands Rights for Binational Same-Sex Couples

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a decision issued Friday, Bermuda’s Supreme Court ruled that individuals in same-sex partnerships with Bermudian citizens are guaranteed the same rights to reside and seek employment in Bermuda as their spouses. The Royal Gazette reports:  T… Read The post Bermuda’s Supreme Court Expands Rights for Binational Same-Sex Couples appeared first on Towleroad.

Moore, Gays and Alabama

Old Times There Are Not Forgotten. Look away, Look Away. Confederate Song, I wish I was in Dixie Roy Moore is back in the news, accompanied by (a) all but one of his colleagues on the Alabama Supreme Court and (b) by Judge Marvin Wiggins, a Circuit Court Judge in rural Alabama. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 11.27.15

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

That was fast! When Howard Bashman (of our sister site How Appealing) talks, the U.S. Supreme Court listens. [How Appealing] She doesn't mention it much on the campaign trail, but Carly Fiorina is the daughter of Article III aristocracy -- the late Judge Joseph T. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Justice Intervenes in Native Hawaiian Election”

Adam Liptak reports for the NYT. My earlier coverage is here. … Continue reading ?

Despite Religious Family’s Objections, Israeli Supreme Court Rules Transgender Woman Can Be Cremated

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Israeli's Supreme Court has ruled that a transgender woman who committed suicide can be cremated, against the wishes of her ultra-Orthodox family.

Mat Staver: Rainbow Lit White House a ‘Solar Plexus Punch’ to All Christians Worldwide – VIDEO

17 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Mat Staver of listed hate group Liberty Counsel has said the lighting of the White House in rainbow colors to celebrate the gay marriage victory at the Supreme Court was “the greatest attack in our modern times on the church that weShow More Summary

DOES AMERICA NEED A COUNCIL OF ELDERS? It is an ominous feature of our American times that the th…

DOES AMERICA NEED A COUNCIL OF ELDERS? It is an ominous feature of our American times that the three branches of government that operate out of Washington — the Supreme Court, Congress and the presidency — have all three shown critical weakness or incompetence recently and have historically low approval ratings. The aspirants to the […]

Israel’s Supreme Court Rejects Orthodox Family’s Suit to Bury Their Trans Daughter as a Man

19 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Israel’s Supreme Court has rejected a suit from the family of late transgender activist May Peleg challenging her instructions that she be cremated. Peleg, who was chair of the Jerusalem-based LGBT activist group Open House, committed...Show More Summary

'War on Women' Alert: That 'Big Bully' Texas Is Making Women Drive Longer for Abortions

USA Today Supreme Court correspondent Richard Wolf reported another one of those sob-story pieces about how women seeking abortions will have to drive more than an hour to have their babies “terminated.” The headline was “In Texas, Going...Show More Summary

Gullible Media Spread Texas Tall Tale of 'Self-Induced Abortions'

On November 13th, the Supreme Court announced that it would weigh the constitutionality of Texas’ HB2 law, which mandates increased safety regulations for abortion clinics, and, according to its challengers, places an “undue burden” on women’s reproductive health. Show More Summary

2009: Hu Minghua and Su Binde, child abductors

China on this date in 2009 executed two men for trafficking kidnapped children. “The crimes of children trafficking are on the rise,” said a spokesman for the Supreme People’s Court. “Children trafficking gangs now have clearer division of work and more children of migrant workers have been abducted.” Kidnapping has been a major problem in […]

Jake Gyllenhaal Explains How ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Helped Pave The Way For Out Actors And Marriage Equality

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Queerty

I think it is changing… and it’s pretty amazing how it’s changing. And one of the things that I’m so proud about [Brokeback Mountain is that], within the past basically 10 years, how much has changed. When the Supreme Court [issued a ruling] just a little while ago, I felt like we had been part, […]

Why the Supreme Court’s Endorsement of Technological Neutrality in Copyright May Be Anti-Technology

The Supreme Court of Canada issued its long-awaited decision in SODRAC v. CBC today, a case that has major implications for the role of technological neutrality in copyright. As I noted when it was argued before the court, though the...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Opens Door for Pirate Site Blockades in Germany

The German Supreme Court has today opened the door for ISP blockades of copyright infringing sites. In a landmark decision the court ruled that ISPs can be required to block websites if copyright holders fail to identify their operators or hosting providers. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Marco Rubio Will ‘Fix’ SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage Because ‘God Always Wins’

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Republican presidential wannabe Marco Rubio has said he aims to “fix” the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage “because we think it’s wrong.” Despite previously announcing the decision to be the law of the land, he is now committed to… Read The post Marco Rubio Will ‘Fix’ SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage Because ‘God Always Wins’ appeared first on Towleroad.

Abortion Activists Fear Supreme Court Upholding Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, all fourteen judges of Kansas’ state Court of Appeals will begin analyzing all legal briefs, pro and con, for an expedited hearing on the grisly topic of dismemberment abortions. That includes a “friend of the court” brief submitting by Kansans for Life in support of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Schmidt […]

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