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If you've been following the record-breaking flurry of anti-LGBT bills being filed by Republicans in the Texas legislature, you probably know about HB 4105, introduced by Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr. (R-...
by Chrislove
Comment Count 35 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 12:59 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
by Matt Bors
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 06:50 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Kevin Counihan, the director of HealthCare.gov, ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 12:17 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
As the clock ticks down toward a Supreme Court ruling ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 02:59 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
We're one week closer to a Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell and Republicans have squandered one more week without coming up with some kind of solution for the millions of people who might ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 08:52 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
A new poll from Associated Press-GfK shows just how much self-inflicted damage the highly politicized U.S. Supreme Court has sustained. When asked whether the ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 45 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 07:38 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
Kenneth R. Feinberg to SCOTUS: “The BP Oil Spill Fund has been extraordinarily effective, by any measure, at efficiently and fairly compensating victims!” Tampa, FL (May 10, 2015) – On ...
by Brian J Donovan
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 06:49 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
The decision handed down by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday that the Patriot ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 36 comments on Fri May 08, 2015 at 08:08 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
Rather than just deal with whether or not same sex couples should have full citizenship rights in all 50 states, and dealing only with that, some of the SCOTUS justices decided to muddy the waters ...
by joe quigley
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 07:49 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Most of you know that Senator Bernie Sanders and I have been friends and cohorts in various worker struggles for over ten years. We first became friends when the Senator was a very early and ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 06:58 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
August 9, 2014, Ferguson Missouri, black man shot by cop, left on ground, dead, ID: Michael Brown. Early morning April 12, 2015, 26-year-old Freddie Gray made eye contact with Baltimore police ...
by The Reasonable Voice
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 07:57 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
This clearly has to be the most optimistic prediction that I have read regarding how the SCOTUS justices will come down on the marriage equality issue/cases. Chicago Tribune editor, Eric Zorn, ...
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 71 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 02:40 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Among my many intelligent and opinionated friends on Facebook the subject of corporate influence in elections has (of course) come up and protesting that corporate influence is a major reason that ...
by Lori Renee Fye
Comment Count 164 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 04:51 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Republicans might ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 52 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 09:00 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Republican lawmakers know very well that they're in an ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 191 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 11:14 AM PDT with 90 Recommends
A few caveats, before I get going. First of all, I do not presently practice in the Constitutional law/civil rights field. I am basing this primarily on my memory of my law school coursework on ...
by auron renouille
Comment Count 41 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 04:45 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
Now this is intriguing. In a decision released Wednesday, Chief Justice ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 56 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 12:34 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
In a move which stunned many Court observers—certainly including me—the ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 58 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 01:38 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
Excerpt: In a telling moment at Tuesday’s Supreme Court arguments over same-sex marriage, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. suggested that he may have found a way to cast a vote in favor of the ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 11:50 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
In the aftermath of the SCOTUS oral arguments in the marriage equality cases heard yesterday, much of the national media is reporting that the SCOTUS justices are "divided" on the issue of ...
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 05:04 PM PDT with 27 Recommends