Category Archives: Supreme Court

What’s Up With SCOTUS?

As you read in Cindy’s post today, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a religious rights case that I would not have expected from a right-leaning court, a court that has proven it’s more concerned with appeasing RWNJs than doing its job. – Read the full article

Beards and Birth Control Are Not the Same

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued their opinion in the religious rights case of Gregory Holt. From the SCOTUS Blog: Last fall, the Court heard oral arguments in Holt v. Hobbs, an Arkansas prisoner’s challenge to a state prison policy that prohibits him from growing the beard that he believes his religion – Islam – requires. – Read the full article

Warning Signs Of A Supreme Court Pile On

On Friday the Supreme Court decided to consider a case that represents a fundamental threat to the Affordable Care Act.   In doing so they proved my crystal ball is busted, because I had predicted that lower courts would toss the case on it’s ear, and the Supreme’s would decline to reconsider the lower court’s decision.    – Read the full article

Meaningless CNN Poll Inspires Campaign Reform Solution

CNN Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton Washington (CNN) – If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey. – Read the full article

Roberts Other ACA Ruling May Kill Obamacare, Or Not

When the Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate in Obamacare was constitutional the vote of the Chief Justice was the focus of much discussion.   Conservatives lost their cool, accusing Justice John Roberts of being a traitor while liberals celebrated the survival of Obamacare thanks in no small part to Roberts’ ruling. – Read the full article

SCOTUS’ Rules Hobby Lobby’s Corporate Rights Supersede Individual’s & Health…. Democratic Mid-term Opportunity

Justice Ginsburg dissent on yesterday’s contemptible 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., “would allow corporations to opt out of almost any law that they find incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.” (1) The eight salient points proffers a formidable campaign strategy enhancing a competitive margin for the midterms if they’re savvy enough to include this ruling in their appeals for votes.  – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion, Sexual Assault and World News

ABORTION What the hell is going on in the Supreme Court? The Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that required anti-choce protesters to stay 35 feet away from clinic entrances. The anti-choicers claimed it was a violation of their freedom of speech. – Read the full article

George Will, Wrong No Matter How You Look At It.

“On May 8, here in the second-most important court in the land — the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — there will be an argument that this is objectively a revenue measure,” Will explained. “The Supreme Court said as much, a tax measure.” “It did not originate in the House. – Read the full article

What You Need To Know About The Supreme Court Birth Control Cases

An informative video from Planned Parenthood: – Read the full article

What Major Decisions Lie Ahead For The Supreme Court in 2014?

What major decisions lie ahead for the Supreme Court in 2014? (via PBS News Hour) By: Katelyn Polantz President Barack Obama and members of Congress aren’t the only government leaders hitting pause on Washington during the holidays. The Supreme Court takes a break from work, too, for almost a full month until mid-January. – Read the full article

Victory In Texas: Extreme Abortion Law Unconstitutional

An extreme anti-abortion law that was passed in a special session of the Texas Legislature in July has now (legally) been deemed unconstitutional – well, at least part of it has been. Women everywhere (and men with a brain in their head – or at least compassion and empathy) have known this bill was garbage all along.  – Read the full article

Today’s Stupid Conservative Quotes

That old bigot Pat Robertson thinks Christians should not use the “like” button on Facebook pages that include content the Bible condemns (that would include the majority of FB sites). And then he went on to bash the lgbt community: What you’re saying is, “Yes, I like this kind of thing.” You’ve got a couple of same-sex guys kissing. – Read the full article