A year ago Sunday, Congress shelved the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Act after millions of concerned Internet users expressed outrage over a bill they believed threatened the freedom of the Internet. The most memorable of those expressions of outrage against SOPA came a year ago Fri ... More >>
Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Respect for Marriage Act, on a party line vote of 10 to 8. The bil, if passed, would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and make same-sex marriages legal through out the United States. (The bill will never pass, however, for it would ... More >>
More than two years before New York got its shit together last summer, the über-progressive state of Iowa made same-sex marriage legal in 2009. The decision came from the state's Supreme Court, which drew from their state constituion's long history of being way ahead of the curve on civil ri ... More >>
A gay couple can have a whopper of a hard time just trying to order a sandwich at Burger King, let alone trying to obtain a license to get hitched. Here are six more things you should know to keep it all straight.
Twitpic by iamawizard. The week started with an underwear run and went downhill from there. President Obama's Supreme Court pick, Sonia Sotomayor, rocked the Judiciary Committee. He felt so good about that he released unexpected stimulus money for New York cops, and announced Medal of ... More >>
Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court has just been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee en banc. All the Democrats (Herb Kohl, Dianne Feinstein, Russell Feingold, Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Cardin, Dick Durbin, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Ed Kaufman, Arlen Specter ... More >>
Hillary Clinton was this morning approved for Secretary of State by a 16-1 Senate committee vote. Her husband's multifarious international dealings only dissuaded Republican David Vitter, who would presumably prefer Bill did his deals with prostitutes. But there's still hope, albeit faint, of scuttl ... More >>
Arlen Specter and a CIA torture victim know: Only the Oval Office decides what the law is
The administration censors internal probe of lawbreaking by the Oval Office and the NSA
For Supreme Court nominee, hearings are an inside game
But that Tice guy still can't say a word
U.S. Senate proves as disdainful of the Constitution as George W. Bush. Be forewarned.
After having ruled public school segregation unconstitutional, the Supreme Court stopped caring
Supreme court-watching at these fine locations
Privacy rights may disappear if a new Senate Intelligence Committee bill passes
Black woman nominated to a high federal appellate court is still scandalized
The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee lack the grit to stop Alberto Gonzales
Alberto Gonzales's record as assistant chief executioner under George Bush in Texas
Bush defies the Supreme Court by denying due process to noncitizen prisoners
Bush's lawyers conclude the torture of prisoners is justified in war on terrorism
Will Chuck Schumer, or any anti-Pickering revilers, finally apologize to the judge?
'Look at the Justice System From a Black Perspective'
'You Have Committed a Despicable Act,' Said Sentencing Judge Pickering
Are Times Editorials Fact-Checked?
Universal Reversals, Webcast Battles, RIAA-Safe Tuneage
Italians Iced From Federal Judicial Appointments
Senator Schumer Pushes to Make Covert Surveillance Easier
Ominous Sequel to USA Patriot Act
Glaring Racial Insensitivity?
The Return of the Thought Police
'All of Us Are in Danger'
The Secret War on Whistle-Blowers
'A Mere Pretense of Legal Process'
Whos Afraid of John Ashcroft?
Dont Brood and Despair. Organize!
Giving the FBI a Blank Warrant
'Why Should We Care? It's Only the Constitution'
Haste Could Lay Waste to Liberty
Take a Deep Breath: The Terror of Germ Warfare
Kennedy Spars With Republican Senators
Campaign Files Fuel Left-Wing Opposition
The man who will preside over Clinton's trial has veracity issues of his own