Post Tagged with: "Supreme Court"

Religious Right Wants Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Elena Kagan Recusals for Gay Marriage Case

Religious Right Wants Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Elena Kagan Recusals for Gay Marriage Case

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 […]

by · April 28, 2015 · Gay Rights
Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Voter ID Law

Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Voter ID Law

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 […]

by · October 14, 2014 · Elections
SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor on Obamacare Contraception Mandate

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor on Obamacare Contraception Mandate

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 […]

by · June 30, 2014 · Breaking News, Women's Rights
Sonia Sotomayor Attacks John Roberts Over Affirmative Action,  Ron Christie Begs to Differ

Sonia Sotomayor Attacks John Roberts Over Affirmative Action, Ron Christie Begs to Differ

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 […]

by · April 23, 2014 · Politics
US Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban on Affirmative Action

US Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban on Affirmative Action

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 […]

by · April 22, 2014 · Breaking News
SCOTUS Strikes Down Overall Limits on Campaign Contributions

SCOTUS Strikes Down Overall Limits on Campaign Contributions

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 […]

by · April 2, 2014 · Politics

Black Professionals Struggle as Racial Diversity Ebbs in Many Elite Careers

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 […]

by · May 28, 2013 · Black Politics, Race in America
Prominent Republicans, Including Meg Whitman, Sign Brief In Support of Gay Marriage

Prominent Republicans, Including Meg Whitman, Sign Brief In Support of Gay Marriage

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 […]

by · February 26, 2013 · Gay Rights

Poll: Three-Quarters of Americans Want New Health Care Effort If SCOTUS Strikes Down Obamacare

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.

by · June 26, 2012 · Elections, Politics

FCC Asks Supreme Court to Hear Janet Jackson 2004 Super Bowl Performance Indecency Case

HINTERLAND GAZETTE BREAKING NEWS:  The FCC has asked the Supreme Court to hear the Janet Jackson 2004 Super Bowl performance indecency case.

by · April 18, 2012 · Black News