SCOTUS hears same-sex marriage case The religious right continues to rear its nervy head. This time, they want liberal SCOTUS justices, Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, to recuse themselves from the same-sex marriage case. Here’s more from Politicususa: “One of the pre-eminent religious arbiters of all things relating to the […]
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TEXAS VOTER ID LAW: An appeals court judge overturned a ruling by a federal court judge reinstating the Texas voter ID law remain in place when early voting starts next week. This sets up a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of new Orleans-based court announced Tuesday afternoon […]
As if we didn’t see this coming, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that closed held companies with religious owners can refuse to pay for contraception. But there’s a caveat — the government can pay for birth control itself, so the women will receive it. The Court makes clear that women […]
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivers scathing rebuke to the court striking down affirmative action, as being out of touch with reality: In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. The way to […]
Thanks to an activist US Supreme Court affirmative action is in real jeopardy. SCOTUS upheld a Michigan voter initiative that bans racial preferences in admissions to state universities. “This case is not about how the debate about racial preferences should be resolved,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote in a controlling […]
BREAKING: The US Supreme Court has struck down overall limits on campaign contributions, but leaves in place the cap on donations to single campaigns. The decision, by a 5-to-4 vote along ideological lines, with the Court’s more conservative justices in the majority, was a sequel of sorts to Citizens United, the […]
An analysis finds racial diversity in elite careers such as lawyers and Fortune 500 CEO, have ebbed as a result of the recession that rocked the U.S. There is less of a push for diversity among the upper echelons of many companies than before. Affirmative Action will be on the […]
Many Republicans are coming around to accepting and supporting gay marriage. Dozens of prominent Republicans including Christine Todd Whitman and David Stockman, have signed a legal brief arguing that gays have a constitutional right to marry. That position is the opposite of what many right wing evangelicals believe. This points […]
AP/GfK poll: A new poll finds that just one-third of Americans backs Obamacare, on which the Supreme Court is about to pass judgment possibly on Thursday, but more than three quarters want Congress and the president to begin work on a new bill if the court strikes down the 2-year-old law.
HINTERLAND GAZETTE BREAKING NEWS: The FCC has asked the Supreme Court to hear the Janet Jackson 2004 Super Bowl performance indecency case.