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Kansas Supreme Court Rules Against Kobach; Taylor Off Senate Ballot

This isn't over yet, but it's not looking good for Kobach and Republicans: Supreme Court Blocks Kobach's Power Move In Kansas Senate Race: The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Democratic Senate nominee Chad Taylor's name should...Show More Summary

Kansas Supreme Court: Ignore Kansas' Election Code, If Applying the Code Would Disadvantage the Democratic Cause

As you will remember, the Democrats urged Chad Taylor to drop out of the senatorial race because, being a Democrat, he was doomed to lose. An independent on the ballot had a better chance to defeat incumbent Republican Pat Roberts,....

Kansas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Democrats - By Kicking the Democrat Off the Ballot

9 hours agoNews : Reason

The Kansas Supreme Court just ruled that Chad Taylor, who had been running for Senate in Kansas as a Democrat, should not appear on ballots this November. As it turns out, that's good for Democrats hoping to defeat Taylor's incumbent...Show More Summary

Kansas Supreme Court clears way for Democrat to drop out of key Senate race

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Kansas election officials must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the November election ballot, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a decision that could help decide which party will control the U.S. Senate. Democrat Chad Taylor properly withdrew from the...

Court: Chad Taylor's name is off the Kansas ballot

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday afternoon that Democrat Chad Taylor’s name should be removed from the November ballot in the state’s Senate race. The decision comes as a rebuke to Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s efforts to keep Taylor’s name on the ballot. Show More Summary

Kansas Democrat Chad Taylor's name ordered off ballot

10 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In a blow to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, the Kansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck the name of a Democrat from the November ballot, pitting the embattled incumbent against a well-funded and surging independent.

Seventh Circuit Puts Wisconsin Gay Marriages on Hold Until Supreme Court Action

10 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has put a stay on its ruling earlier this month overturning Wisconsin's gay marriage ban until the Supreme Court weighs in on the matter, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: The 7th Circuit U.S. Court...

Kansas court orders removal of Democrat from Senate ballot

The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate.

Kansas Democrat wins fight to get taken off the ballot in Senate race

In a very odd kind of victory for Democrats, Senate nominee Chad Taylor of Kansas has just won a decision from the state Supreme Court — to have his name taken off the ballot. The underfunded Taylor dropped out of the race two weeksShow More Summary

COLORADO: Tenth Circuit Holds Marriage Equality Case Until SCOTUS Rules

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

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals today put Colorado's marriage equality case on hold until the Supreme Court rules on the issue. This appeal is abated pending further order of this court. The deadline for the appellant’s opening brief will be established when the abatement of this appeal is lifted. Show More Summary

Supreme Court To Rule On Online Threats

It’s three months away, but it’s groundbreaking and past due: This December, the Supreme Court will rule on whether online threats are protected by the First Amendment based on whether they qualify as a threat by the intent of the person making it, or by the way a “reasonable person” would interpret the threat. The [...]

Liberty Counsel: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Must Recuse Herself From Marriage Cases

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

Earlier this week Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that until federal appeals courts disagree on same-sex marriage, there's no need for SCOTUS to "rush" to hear one of the cases. Ginsburg then observed that an anti-gay ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court would likely speed the issue. Show More Summary

"I Am Incompetent!" Lawyer Argues Unnecessarily

Last Friday, Dennis Hawver argued to the Kansas Supreme Court that he should not be disbarred for his representation of Phillip Cheatham in a 2005 trial. As you may suspect, that trial that did not go well for the defense....          Related Stories Order Requiring Socks In Which I Am Used to Embarrass Fox News Bad Attitude Costs Texas in Fee Dispute  

Midwest Marriage Equality Depends on Cases in Neighboring States

Marriage is on hold for now in Indiana and Wisconsin, with a stay that the Supreme Court could lift within a month, or prolong into 2015. read more

Shootout at the First Amendment Corral

Ever since the FDA decided that discretion was the better part of valor – or read the handwriting on the wall – and decided not to appeal United States v. Caronia, 703 F.3d 149 (2d Cir. 2012), to the United States Supreme Court, we’ve been wondering where the next First Amendment opportunity is going to come from. Show More Summary

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ACTIVISTS on warring sides of the abortion debate rarely take the same position when it comes to Supreme Court cases involving women’s rights. But pro-choicers and pro-lifers have found common cause in Young v United Parcel Service, a pregnancy discrimination case the justices will take up on December 3rd. Show More Summary

Defense Lawyer Dresses as Thomas Jefferson for Discipline Hearing

When faced with an allegation that you ineffectively represented your client, do you (a) vehemently deny it or (b) begrudgingly accept it? How about (c): Dress up as Thomas Jefferson and appear before the state Supreme Court to talk about how the First Amendment protects your terrible judgment?That's the answer......

Ginsburg: 6th Cir. Could Force SCOTUS' Hand on Gay Marriage. Really?

Speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School earlier this week, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that the Sixth Circuit cases on same-sex marriage were going to be crucial to the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decisions.If the Sixth Circuit upholds bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, "there will be......

Texas Executes Woman Found Guilty of Torturing 9-Year-Old to Death

On Wednesday, Texas executed Lisa Coleman, making her the 15 th woman to be put to death since the Supreme Court decision in 1976 to allow the death penalty to resume.

Pope Francis To Exile Anti-Gay Conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke - VIDEO

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Pope Francis may be about to removed homophobe Cardinal Raymond Burke from his position as head of the Vatican’s “Supreme Court,” relegating him to a largely ceremonial role as head of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

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