“This is entirely right and entirely appropriate. Same-sex behavior is unnatural, it is against the order of nature: you just look at the plumbing and you can tell that, what body parts are designed for what use and you can see right away that this is contrary to nature. So that shows, ladies and gentlemen that it […]
Television streaming service Aereo has a message for the broadcasters looking to sue it at the Supreme Court: Let’s do this thing. Aereo’s Founder and CEO Chet Kanojia said in a statement Thursday that he won’t oppose a petition brought by CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox to shut down the company for copyright infringement. Show More Summary
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. I met Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1987 when I was creating a series for public television called In Search of the Constitution, celebrating the bicentennial of our founding document. Show More Summary
The head of the United Nation's human rights division has denounced the Supreme Court of India's ruling re-criminalizing gay sex, saying the decision violates international human rights laws. RTT News reports: "Criminalizing private, consensual same-sex sexual conduct violates the rights...
Supreme court judges in the UK have ruled that Scientology is a "place of meeting for religious worship." Louisa Hodkin launched a suit after officials refused to register a Scientology chapel as a place for marriage. The judges said religions don't require a God — potentially paving the way for Jedi marriages. Read more...
Online television startup Aereo Inc. said it would welcome the Supreme Court's intervention to resolve a legal fight with broadcasters, who argue its service violates their copyrights.
The high court should hear Aereo's case, not "purported" rival FilmOn's.
Aereo wants to solve its legal issues with a winner-take-all meeting with broadcasters at the highest court in the land. To the winner go the digital spoils. The streaming television company said today that it has decided not to oppose...Show More Summary
Streaming TV startup Aereo has thrown the legal gauntlet at broadcasters like Fox and CBS. Today, Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia told its rivals to bring their best legal arguments to the Supreme Court. Kanojia issued a press release...Show More Summary
Yesterday's depressing news that India's supreme court recriminalized gay sex was not the end of the story. In a lot of ways, it was the beginning of a new story. Ashok Sharma writes: India's law minister said Thursday that the government...Show More Summary
Surprising many, Aereo has decided not to oppose television broadcasters' petition to have the Supreme Court shut the service down. Aereo is ready for a fight (yes, another one). Earlier this year, the embattled New York City-based startup,...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court announced that it would take up two cases concerning the no-cost birth-control policy that's part of the Affordable Care Act. We can all agree that medical decisions belong between you and your doctor, not your boss. Yet,...Show More Summary
Aereo streams broadcast signals, including PBS’s ‘Bob the Builder.’ Aereo/Associated Press Television startup Aereo Inc. is hoping to reach a new audience: the Supreme Court. On Thursday, it said it would welcome the high court's intervention...Show More Summary
Aereo, the digital company that transmits local television signals to consumers via the Internet, said it will not oppose the efforts of broadcasters to have the Supreme Court hear their legal arguments against the start-up service.
You know those arguments where you’re certain you’re right, so when the other person says “Well, let’s just go look up the answer,” you are more than happy to oblige? That appears to be the attitude of streaming video startup Aereo, which today said it will not try to stop the broadcast networks from taking their complaint to the Supreme … [More]
Big media may have thought its deep pockets and love of ceaseless litigation would break Aereo's bank and spirit, but the cloud-based DVR company's striking back at its broadcast rivals with a surprising twist. In a statement released just today,...
This June, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional in a case called Windsor v. United States. The woman behind the nation-changing lawsuit is Edith Windsor, an 84-year-old lesbian whose spouse, Thea Spyer, died in 2009. The women got engaged in 1967 and Edie wore a circular brooch with diamonds, [...]
Indian justices cited Anton Scalia and Clarence Thomas in their opinion. New York Times slams "disgraceful" India Supreme Court ruling criminalizing gay sex. Yellowstone supervolcano far larger than previously thought: "A team found the cavern stretches for more than 90km...
In the wake of yesterday's shocking recriminalization of homosexuality by the Indian Supreme Court, politicians there today vowed to repeal the law legislatively. "We will have to change the law. If the Supreme Court has upheld that law, then we will certainly have to take firm steps," Thursday. Show More Summary
Thirteen years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a complex and controversial 7-2 decision that would make George W. Bush the 43rd president of the United States. The decision came 35 days after the undecided 2000 election. It began on election night, when the news media botched the election night calls. Show More Summary