Category Archives: Supreme Court

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Multiple Cases Including Birther Larry Klayman’s

Proponents of the Jim Crow for Gays bill Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed last month (the bill her office helped draft) pointed toward a case in New Mexico where the state supreme court ruled that a photography company violated the … Continue reading
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Free Speech

Artist — Nate Beeler In other goings on, President Obama is set to sign executive orders supporting equal pay for women: Both executive orders mirror provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which Congress has twice failed to pass. One would … Continue reading
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Justice Kennedy Gives Hobby Lobby’s Anti-Contraception Case a Big, Fat, Crazy Gift

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the dual Obamacare contraceptive cases, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius yesterday, and the upshot is that prospects are looking rather grim for the government’s case. As … Continue reading
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Clarence Thomas Still Wasting Space

Jeffrey Toobin checks in with the progress Justice Clarence Thomas is making in his lifetime appointed position of ‘checked-out’ mute to the most important court in the world, and discovers nothing has changed in the past eight years. As of … Continue reading
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Dysfunctional Web Site

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case from Oklahoma on the ban on RU-486, a medication abortion, meaning the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision to strike the ban will be upheld. When … Continue reading
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Supreme Court Says No to Cuccinelli’s Big Bedroom Government

Bad news for Ken Cuccinelli. Good news for people who would like to keep Big Government out of their bedrooms. via ThinkProgress The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it would not hear Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II’s (R) … Continue reading
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Here’s a Great Idea

Let’s alienate young members of the party by kicking them out because they agree with the Supreme Court. Alabama College Republicans Chairwoman Stephanie Petelos posted a positive reaction to the Supreme Court’s striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act … Continue reading
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Scalia/Ginsburg: The Opera

From the mind of an award-winning composer and recent law school graduate, Derrick Wang, comes a story about the odd relationship between Justices Scalia and Ginsburg– in the form of an opera. Opera seria, to be more specific. WASHINGTON (AP) … Continue reading
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Florida to Resume Voter Purge

The Department of Justice has its work cut out for it. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner is resuming the state’s push to purge voters from the rolls for dubious reasons following the dismissal of several lawsuits against the state. … Continue reading
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Equal Justice

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Americans are apparently attempting to take their loaded guns on planes more often today that they have in the recent past. In the first six months of this year, Transportation Security Administration screeners … Continue reading
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Washed Away

Artist – JD Crowe In other news, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request for a stay for Prop 8 supporters in California. Apparently supporters wanted to delay the inevitable another three weeks. Why? Because they’re awful people. … Continue reading
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The Top Six Examples of Nefarious Republican Tactics From The Last 48 Hours

My Thursday column begins like so: One of the major takeaways from the series dramatic political events over the last 48 hours is quite simply that the Republicans will do anything to win. Almost literally anything. Chicanery and complex scheming … Continue reading
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To The Rescue

Or maybe not. Artist – Jeff Parker In other news, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), flanked by other House conservatives, announced today they he will push for a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Keep … Continue reading
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Paul Clement’s Failure Was Seen Coming Miles Away

As you may recall, Paul Clement was the man chosen by House Republican leadership to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court to the tune of millions of dollars. And not to toot my own horn, but his … Continue reading
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Supreme Court Helps the GOP Revive the Era of Jim Crow

My Wednesday post: Here’s a fantastic example of cognitive dissonance. On Tuesday, Republicans and conservatives managed to somehow continue their collective screeching about the rapidly fizzling IRS non-scandal and how the government unfairly targeted conservatives, while also applauding the Shelby … Continue reading
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Quote of the Day

“These men that voted to strip the Voting Rights Act of its power, they never stood in unmovable lines. They never had to pass a so-called literacy test. It took us almost 100 years to get where we are today. … Continue reading
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Voter ID Coming to North Carolina, Mississippi

In Mississippi, Voter ID starts today. JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act puts Mississippi on equal footing with every other state, and that … Continue reading
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Voter ID Coming to Alabama

In addition to Texas, the attorney general of Alabama is also moving up his plans to implement voter ID following today’s Supreme Court ruling. MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said this morning’s Supreme Court ruling was a … Continue reading
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Voter ID Coming to Texas on Thursday

According to the Dallas Morning News, the state of Texas is moving swiftly to implement elements of a 2011 law that was blocked by the Department of Justice. An obstacle that was removed today by the Supreme Court. The Texas … Continue reading
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No More Pre-Clearance

After today’s ruling at the Supreme Court on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, certain states will no longer be required to seek pre-clearance from the Department of Justice before they implement sweeping legislation which only has one purpose … Continue reading
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