Edith Windsor, the octogenarian lesbian widow who successfully sued the federal government for over chariging her $363,000 in estate taxes, wants to take her case to the Supreme Court. According to a press release from the New York Civil Liberties Union, which is representing Windsor along with the ... More >>
Last week's Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (aka the ACA, aka Obamacare, aka TreasonHitlerStalin) caught nearly everyone by surprise. Among rightbloggers, most of whom had filled balloons and strung festive banners for a big post-overturn victory party, the scenes of shock and ho ... More >>
The United States Supreme Court moments ago handed down a ruling on whether Arizona's controversial "breathing while brown" immigration law violates the Constitution.Details of the Court's decision are unclear at the moment -- it literally just happened a few minutes ago -- but according various med ... More >>
In a victory for gay rights, a California federal judge today rejected an attempt by Prop 8's backers to vacate Judge Vaughn Walker's previous ruling that overturned Prop 8, the Metro Weekly's Chris Geidner reports this afternoon. Prop 8's supporters had argued that because Walker was himself gay a ... More >>
The Supreme Court decided in an 8-1 decision that police have the authority to break into your house if they suspect you're destroying drugs. The Chicago Tribune brings us part of Justice Alito's important decision: "'When law enforcement officers who are not armed with a warrant knock on a door, th ... More >>
Westboro celebratesFresh off of their semi-win against the hacker collective Anonymous, Fred Phelp's Westboro Baptist Church, the hate group behind "God Hates Fags" and "Thank God For Dead Soldiers," got the good end of a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, who ruled today that their provocat ... More >>
Following Justice So-Bro Sonia Sotomayor's appointment last summer, Elena Kagan has "thrown down" for Manhattan today.
Two Washington nonagenarians are leaving their positions of power today -- one is doing so voluntarily, while the other is leaving this world altogether. After announcing verdicts in several controversial cases, Justice John Paul Stevens will step down from the Supreme Court after nearly 35 years. ... More >>
The Supreme Court ruled today that California's publicly financed Hastings College of Law has the right to deny recognizing a Christian students group that discriminated against homosexual students. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that the University of California was within its rights not to re ... More >>
Just in time for Pride Weekend, the Supreme Court has booted thousands of anti-gay activists out of the closet yesterday, who were terrified of being outed as bigots. In an unusual, near unanimous 8 to 1 decision, the court ruled that people who signed a petition to repeal Washington State's "everyt ... More >>
People are crazy-fanatical about the Supreme Court! Why? Because it's our most mysterious and mystical and crazy-cool branch of government, wherein, a bunch of people who scored some of the most awesome civil service jobs in the country - it's almost impossible to get fired - by not appearing ... More >>
Alfalfa: Not yet genetically modifiedThe U.S. Supreme Court, which has nearly hacked Miranda to death, may very well swing its scythe at environmentalists and consumers. The court's making noises as if it will strike down the current ban on Monsanto's genetically engineered, pesticide-resistant alfa ... More >>
The long-awaited closing arguments in the long-delayed federal court case against California's anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8 have finally been scheduled for mid-June. That'll be a relief to foes of Prop. 8, considering the setbacks inflicted on gay marriage in New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere. ... More >>
President Obama said today that he "has no abortion litmus test" in selecting a replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens and that he "wants to make sure any nominee he picks respects individual rights, including women's rights," reports the New York Times.
Justice John Paul StevensSenate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) stopped just short of threatening a filibuster of any liberal the president nominates to replace liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, but newly-Democratic Senator Arlen Specter thinks the ugly mood of the Senate "might w ... More >>
The US Supreme Court has pulled the plug on broadcasting the historic Prop 8 federal trial, beginning today in San Francisco. Last week, Judge Vaughn Walker made the decision to allow delayed televised coverage of the trial. Video coverage was to be available regularly on YouTube, though Wal ... More >>
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