Unidentified sources say that Donald Trump has promised to nominate Peter Thiel to the Supreme Court. Thiel is not your typical Republican. Like Trump, Thiel is a billionaire. Unlike Trump, he’s gay and proud. And he’s an immigrant (from Germany). He supports legalization of marijuana, and he is truly a self-made billionaire, rating 8 on the […]
Reuters recently reported that the federal Department of Justice (DoJ) has slashed the number of observers to monitor the November elections. This means that it will be much harder to protect the right to vote. And there have been plenty of efforts to keep people from voting in the primary season alone. Will voter suppression mushroom? […]
President Barack Obama may announce his selection for the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court as early as this week. Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, there has been rampant speculation about who Obama may nominate to fill Scalia’s seat. A source told Reuters on Friday, that Obama has his […]
The constitutionality of a Texas law that restricts abortion is set to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court hears the case on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The said law is imposing potentially unconstitutional provisions that impede doctors and abortion clinics from performing their roles. After the death of the staunch conservative Justice […]
Even though the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has already passed muster by the U.S. Supreme Court on two previous occasions, foes of Obamacare will once again be trying to challenge the law before the high court. On Monday, a new appeal will be filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation. They contend that the law violates […]
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You might think the Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court would have enough decorum and good taste to keep his comments in check. But if you know anything at all about Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, then you know that’s impossible for an asshat of his magnitude. Still smarting over the U.S. Supreme Court’s […]
Now that marriage equality is the law of the land, it seems an opportune time to take a look at some of the predictions that have been issued by the gloom and doom crowd in the past few months. Predictions of horrible things that would take place if the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Here […]
The Texas Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling granting a divorce to a same-sex couple. This would appear to be a bold and even precedent-setting move since Texas has in place a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. In its ruling, the state’s highest court said that Texas authorities, who had tried to block […]
In yet another instance of a well-known Christian attempting to force his religious beliefs on someone he disagrees with, Franklin Graham now claims that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg–who is Jewish–should abandon her faith and issue rulings based on the Christian view of the matter before the Court. Graham, in a post on Facebook, […]
Former GOP Presidential candidate Alan Keyes has now weighed in on the subject of the Supreme Court’s expected ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, and he’s predicting a civil war in the United States should the Justices legalize marriage for all Americans. Keyes, who is well-known for his extremist and delusional pronouncements on any number […]
This shouldn’t even have to be a question. Yes, they could, but it would be very difficult from both a legal and a political perspective.? Yet the question arises, as under the radar a bill is floating around Congress which could be the groundwork for the removal of the two most hated Conservative Justices?sitting on […]
‘I think it’s just disgusting’ – Just one of many appalling anti-gay comments uttered by San Antonio, Texas Councilwoman Elisa Chan. THAT’s free speech?
The DOJ reminds Texas that Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act is still in place.
Almost?50 years ago, the then Democratic President, Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ), took a risk?he knew?could cost?his party?the loyalty of a region?it had dominated electorally?since the end of Reconstruction.??Although slavery?as an institution had been destroyed some hundred years before,?African-Americans?had long suffered?under a?different kind of slavery, one of?social and economic inequality, but also when it came to […]
Last Tuesday, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM)??John Tester (D-MT), Chris Murphy (D-CT),? and others proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn a 2010 Citizens United decision?that determined that corporations ?are people, too. Senator Udall made no secret of his contempt for the 2010 decision in a recent quote from a press conference on the same day.
In a ruling that is a victory for everyone who suffers from a genetic predisposition to disease, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that human genes cannot be patented. The case that was argued before the court on April 15, 2013 questioned whether Myriad Genetics had the right to patent the BRCA1 […]