Articles Tagged with supreme court

Hobby Lobby Reversal Bill Stopped By Senate Republicans

Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act

Senate Republicans stopped a reversal on the Hobby Lobby contraception decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Democrats attempted to approve legislation which would force companies to offer all forms of contraceptive coverage to their workers, regardless of the religious beliefs by the owners. Democrats in the Senate wanted to push the Protect Women’s Health From… Read more »

Nancy Pelosi ‘Misspoke’ About Five Guys On The SCOTUS And Hobby Lobby

Nancy Pelosi On SCOTUS

“Misspoke” appears to be the political equivalent of the Southern “Bless Your Heart,” giving some politicians the cover to make inflammatory, and false, statements to the public with impunity. Nancy Pelosi recently “misspoke,” bless her heart. Much of the world interprets the phrase used by Southerners, “Bless Your Heart,” to mean that one can say… Read more »

Fox News Host Accused Nancy Pelosi Of Sexism

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Nancy Pelosi was deemed guilty of sexism by Fox News host Megyn Kelly. In addition to being a top ratings getter on the cable news network, Kelly is also a licensed attorney. The sexism label was levied against the California Democrat after Pelosi said Americans should be “very afraid” of the U.S Supreme Court. The… Read more »

The Supreme Court’s Cellphone Privacy Ruling Today Is A Fantastic Start

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In case you missed it, the Supreme Court today ruled on cellphone privacy and police searches, deciding that a search of digital communications requires police to obtain a warrant — starting the cleanup of an area of basic American law that has been terrifyingly eroding since technology began advancing in leaps and bounds. While the… Read more »

Supreme Court: Police Must Have Warrant To Search Cellphones

The data contained on cellphones differentiates them from other personal effects, the Supreme Court ruled

In a decision that marks a major victory for privacy advocates, the Supreme Court ruled today that police cannot search cellphones or smartphones without a warrant, USA Today reports. The court voted unanimously to restrict the ability of police to search cellphones, while hearing two cases from California and Massachusetts. The court overturned the use… Read more »

The Steps To Equality: Same-Sex Marriage Ban Lifted In Arkansas

Arkansas lifts ban on same-sex marriage. Marriage licenses begin to be issued next day.

Every little girl imagines her wedding day. Maybe she sees herself in a long white dress made by Pnina Tornai; maybe she just sees a few of her closest friends and family against the backdrop of a sunset on the beach. Whatever that little girl sees, it’s something she thinks of, that one day when… Read more »

Raw Milk: Blue Hill Case Heading To Supreme Court

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Main raw milk farmer Dan Brown will soon be pleading his case in front of the state supreme court. The Gravelwood Farm owner of Blue Hill is accused of selling unpasteurized milk without a license, and two other violations, in 2011. The Maine Department of Agriculture and Brown were able to settle the matter during… Read more »

Court Rules California School Had Right To Ban US Flag T-Shirts

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that a California school had the right to prohibit students from wearing American flag t-shirts and infringe upon the First Amendment rights of students. A small group of students opted to wear patriotic apparel on May 5 – Cindo de Mayo. Live Oak High School officials argued… Read more »

Supreme Court Won’t Halt California Gay Marriages

Supreme Court Won't Stop Gay Marriage

The US Supreme Court won’t halt gay marriage in California. The announcement was made on Sunday by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in response to an emergency request from the sponsors of the state’s gay marriage ban. The appeal was meant to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses, which started up on Friday after… Read more »

DOMA Decision Challenged: Arizona-based Group Seeks Reversal

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The DOMA decision to allow gay marriage has been challenged by a group in Arizona. The group is seeking a reversal of the Supreme Courts ruling. The Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage is being challenged by lawyers from Arizona, who filed an emergency petition on Saturday. They are acting for a group called ‘Alliance… Read more »

Mike Huckabee On California Prop 8 And DOMA SCOTUS Decision: ‘Jesus Wept’

Mike Huckabee On California Prop 8 And DOMA Decision: 'Jesus Wept'

Mike Huckabee says the California Prop 8 and DOMA decisions by SCOTUS would cause Jesus to weep. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Supreme Court’s Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California Prop 8 decisions are proving to be controversial. Mike Huckabee took to Facebook to share his California Prop 8 opinion: “My thoughts on the… Read more »

Supreme Court Ruling Leads Melissa Etheridge To Announce Engagement

Etheridge has been a supporter of gay marriage throughout her career.

The Supreme Court has made a ground-breaking ruling that crushes a 1996 federal law that denied benefits to same-sex couples. In celebration for gay marriage supporters across the nation, Melissa Etheridge announced her engagement to partner Linda Wallem. She made the announcement through a phone interview with CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield, in which she also gave… Read more »

Supreme Court Says: ‘Yes’ To Gay Marriage In California

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The Supreme Court voted Wednesday to allow same-sex marriages in the State of California. The court voted 5-4 in favor of leaving of leaving in place the initial declaration that the ban on same-sex marriage is unlawful and against the Constitution. Today the Supreme Court is hearing two separate gay marriage cases. The cases discuss… Read more »

DOMA Struck Down In Supreme Court [Breaking]

DOMA Supreme Court

  Today was D-Day for the Defense of Marriage Act, the law that bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages even when they are legalized in individual states. The Supreme Court has officially ruled that DOMA is unconstitutional by a 5-4 vote. The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into law by President Bill… Read more »

Rep. Winkler Tweet Calls Clarence Thomas ‘Uncle Tom’ Then Backtracks

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COMMENTARY — Rep. Winkler tweeted a not-too-thickly veiled insult in the general direction of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday. With emotions running high in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 vote against a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), Ryan Winkler (D-MN) blasted out the angry tweet that I’ve posted… Read more »

Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision Limits Racial Policies On Campus

Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision Limits Racial Policies On Campus

The Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision is actually fairly limited in scope. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a previous Supreme Court decision on the fifth amendment is proving to be unpopular. Basically, the Supreme Court’s Fifth Amendment decisions say that simply hearing your rights is not enough. As an American citizen you have to… Read more »