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Congress Is About To Get A Whole Lot Whiter Thanks To The Supreme Court

A new case on the docket threatens to dilute Latino representation. The post Congress Is About To Get A Whole Lot Whiter Thanks To The Supreme Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Animal rights group leader fights to free SUNY's chimps

1 hour agoNews : NY Daily News

Advocates argued a pair of chimpanzees should have the same legal rights as “persons" in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

The Dark Money Media Shouldn't Forget In Coverage Of Texas Voting Rights Case

Media should take note that a new Supreme Court voting rights case with important implications for Latinos is being advanced by Edward Blum, an anti-civil rights advocate with past ties to the right's "dark money ATM" and a long history...Show More Summary

Health law court case winner could be political loser

WASHINGTON (AP) — The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser. Should the Obama administration win, relieved Democrats would crow that Obama's foremost domestic achievement had stood unscathed.

New Initiative Urges Voluntary Term Limits for Future Justices

A new effort to limit the tenure of future U.S. Supreme Court justices launched Wednesday, with the aim of urging any would-be nominee to pledge to serve a single 18-year term.       

Supreme Court Will Consider Meaning Of 'One Person, One Vote'

Texas, you're starting to make my head hurt today. In still more developments out of the courts, the United States Supreme Court has agreed to consider the principle of "one person, one vote" outlined in the Constitution for purposes...Show More Summary

The Aftermath of a Moops Invasion

Should the Supreme Court declare that the card says “Moops!”, I’m inclined to paint the resulting scenario black. Certainly, most people in red states will have to take Flight 505 to another state if they want to be able to purchase health insurance on a functional exchange. I am waiting for the media to accurately […]

Obama Administration Files Totally Clueless Argument Concerning Software Copyrights In Supreme Court Case

4 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Obama administration made a really dangerous and ignorant argument to the Supreme Court yesterday, which could have an insanely damaging impact on innovation -- and it appears to be because Solicitor General Donald Verrilli (yes, the MPAA's old top lawyer) is absolutely clueless about some rather basic concepts concerning programming. Show More Summary

Love is in the air

LAST weekend Ireland became the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage by a national vote. Next month, when the Supreme Court rules on whether state bans on gay marriage are constitutional, America may become the 20th nation to legalise gay nuptials. Show More Summary

New York Times Still Deceiving About Obamacare

In a front page story in Tuesday’s print edition, the Times is dishonestly pushing an argument that they hope will result in a favorable Supreme Court decision for President Obama’s so called Affordable Care Act.

Lefty Bloggers: Supreme Court Case Against Obamacare ‘Idiotic,’ ‘Preposterous,’ a ‘Con,’ and an ‘Ideological Farce’

Tuesday’s New York Times piece on how the problematic phrase “established by the state” got into and stayed in the Affordable Care Act provoked a great many blasts from lefty bloggers at the plaintiffs’ case in King v. Burwell. Two especially...Show More Summary

Why the Court Should Leave the Choice of One Person One Vote Rules to the States

In my Slate piece on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Evenwel, which I wanted to title “Unsettling Precedents,” I argue that whether to use total population or total voters (or perhaps some other denominator) in redistricting to comply with … Continue reading ?

The Limits of State Tax Powers: A Modest Reply to Justice Scalia

Should Maryland be able to use its tax system to punish interstate commerce? The U.S. Supreme Court answered that question with a “no” last week in an unusual 5 to 4 split (Alito, Roberts, Kennedy, Breyer, and Sotomayor against Scalia,...Show More Summary

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Wants Ruth Bader Ginsburg Impeached

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Roy Moore, the chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, said he thinks U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan should be impeached because they've officiated same-sex marriages. In an interview with Family Research...Show More Summary

Primary Elections: Next Tuesday with contentious races

As the song goes, soon June will be "bustin' out all over" with more flowers and beach time. By the end of June, if not sooner, we should have a decision from the NJ Supreme Court on Pen/Ben and the US Supreme Court on same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

Julianne Moore Articulates Why The Fight For LGBT Rights Doesn't End With Marriage Equality

Too many think the battle for gay rights ends with marriage equality. Even with the Supreme Court forecasted to rule in favor of the matter come June, it takes prominent voices to shift the core thinking to a wider spectrum of LGBT issues. Show More Summary

Supreme Court to Consider Whether the Constitution Requires 'One Person, One Vote' or 'One Voter, One Vote'

Yesterday, the Supreme Court agreed to resolve a redistricting question that has been simmering for over fifty years: does the equal protection clause require that state voter districts be apportioned according to the number of residents or the number of...

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