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 >>
Yesterday, the Voice reported on pending legislation in Albany that would ban anonymous online speech. We took the time to catch up with New York State Sen. Thomas F. O'Mara and Assemblyman Dean Murray, who sponsored the bill, to see what they had to say. Quickly put, their basic idea is that the pr ... More >>
America, fuck no!
Runnin' Scared recently brought you news of the damning 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision that OKs strip searches for any offense -- even something so minor as an unpaid parking ticket.
Yes, it is absurd -- and just plain wrong -- that jailers can now make inmates undergo cavity ... More >>
In a dramatic reversal of his previous stance, President Obama announced late on Monday that his re-election campaign would begin accepting fundraising money from Priorities USA Action, a super PAC. Obama had previously stated that, because he opposes the Citizens United ruling that makes unc ... More >>
By a vote of two to one, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled that California's Proposition is unconstitutional.
Simply put: even though more Californians voted for Prop 8 than not, that proposition was a violation of the constitution of the United States of America, according to the ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down and beats a confession out of it. This week, we examine the Supreme Court's ruling that video games should be considered art and we ask Ruth Bader Ginsburg if she has any ti ... 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 >>
Avery Doninger, at the age of 16, wrote on her blog that her school's administrators were "douchebags" because they were messing with an upcoming battle of the bands called Jamfest, and she urged her readers to bombard Superintendent Paula Schwartz with emails and calls "to piss her off more. ... 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 >>
Goldman Sachs has said they will not spend their money on political advertising, showing what the New York Times calls "an unexpected sign of restraint" following a Supreme Court ruling (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission) stating that on the basis of free speech, corporations can ... 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 >>
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 >>