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Newsstand: July 28, 2015

52 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We're sweating, and it's not the because of athletic exertion. Today's headlines: changes before the Parapan Am Games, a Black Lives Matter Toronto protest shuts down part of Allen Road, and the Supreme Court gets another Conservative-appointed judge. Show More Summary

Hickman: The Tax Court Delivers An APA-Based Smackdown

TaxProf Blog op-ed: Altera Corp. & Subs. v. Commissioner: The Tax Court Delivers An APA-Based Smackdown, by Kristin Hickman (Minnesota): Since the Supreme Court decided the Mayo Foundation case in 2011, the government has done everything it can to limit the scope of the Supreme Court’s 2011 Mayo Foundation decision....

Children of Same-Sex Parents Face Challenges, but Will Be OK

A little more than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right to same-sex marriage nationwide, psychologists will present research into such families at the American Psychological Association's 123rd Annual Convention.

-Texas Supreme Court: Houston Must Put Controversial ‘Transgender Bathroom’ Bill Up for Vote.

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that the City of Houston must put the controversial LGBT rights ‘transgender bathroom’ bill up for a vote by the people or repeal the ordinance. Meanwhile the court suspended the law. Here’s the report from the Christian Post: … Houston’s controversial equal rights ordinance, known as HERO, will appear […]

The Constitutional Right to Dignity: From Gay Marriage to #BlackLivesMatter

The Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges has a potential huge impact on racial justice and equal dignity for other marginalized groups. The post The Constitutional Right to Dignity: From Gay Marriage to #BlackLivesMatter appeared first on The Good Men Project.

State faces showdown over church, state

Will Oklahoma officials honor a state Supreme Court ruling on a state-endorsed Ten Commandments monument on state capitol grounds? No one seems entirely sure.

Go Set a Watchdog?

New Jersey struck a blow against a “job duties” exception to whistleblower suits, this time in the context of the state’s expansive Conscientious Employee Protection Act. In Lippman v. Ethicon the state Supreme Court rejected a concerted effort to deny...

“Are Voters Ready to Cast a Vote Against the Supreme Court?”

Greg Stohr writes for Bloomberg. I have a current project in the works on this question. … Continue reading ?

The "First Amendment Defense Act" Is The Next Attack on LGBT Rights

In response to the Supreme Court's historic marriage equality ruling, conservative media has endorsed a newly proposed federal bill called the "First Amendment Defense Act" (FADA). Though conservatives have touted FADA as an effort to...Show More Summary

Time to Demand the Vote

Co-authored by Lindsey Hover In the wake of the multiple progressive legal victories that have come as a result of Supreme Court rulings in June and July, it's time to turn our attention to the discriminatory atrocity of voter suppression that is taking place across the country, particularly below the Mason-Dixon line. In 2013, in the Shelby vs. Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: Sentencing Reform's Moment | Is 'Happy Birthday' Not Copyrighted After All?

Lawyers for three of the Oklahoma death row inmates who lost at the Supreme Court in June are asking the justices to rehear the case. The Boy Scouts of America on Monday officially ended its ban on gay troop leaders. And sentencing reform is having a moment on Capitol Hill. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.       

Who’s the next target in the culture war?

Mark Joseph Stern writes in Slate that, in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, congressional Republicans “introduced a bizarre bill that would legalize discrimination against not just gay couples — but also single mothers.” Stern continues: That language was probably designed to legalize discrimination against gay people... But […]

Texas Supreme Court to lesbian mayor: repeal transgender ordinance, or put it to vote

The major blow to the ordinance is the latest episode in a fierce battle that infamously saw Annise Parker subpoena the sermons of Christian pastors.

Texas Supreme Court Suspends Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

Court orders Houston City Council to repeal the ordinance or place it up for a vote in the November city elections.

Citing Breyer's Dissent, Okla. Inmates Want Death Case Reheard

After absorbing defeat in the U.S. Supreme Court lethal-injection case Glossip v. Gross in June, lawyers for three Oklahoma death row inmates decided to take advantage of what they saw as the decision’s silver lining. That bright spot was Justice Stephen Breyer’s unusual dissent that declared the time had come for the court to take a full... Read the whole entry... »       

What's Taking Over America

We, the people of the United States, are losing control of our destiny to an untrustworthy power. It stands to reason that if money can buy political power, whoever has the most money will rule. The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision took us a long way down that path. Show More Summary

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects appeal, orders removal of Ten Commandments stone at Capitol

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Oklahoma’s Supreme Court on Monday said the state must remove a Ten Commandments stone monument first placed at its Capitol in 2012, rejecting an appeal to reconsider an earlier decision. The justices denied a request by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission to rethink the...

Oklahoma's Top Court Says State Must Remove Ten Commandments Monument

21 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 27 (Reuters) - Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Monday said the state must remove a Ten Commandments stone monument first placed at its Capitol in 2012, rejecting an appeal to reconsider an earlier decision. The justices...Show More Summary

What's Taking Over America

We, the people of the United States, are losing control of our destiny to an untrustworthy power. It stands to reason that if money can buy political power, whoever has the most money will rule. The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision took us a long way down that path. Show More Summary

Oklahoma Supreme Court Denies Rehearing Ten Commandments Monument Case

Last month, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol was unconstitutional:

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