Last week the Supreme Court heard a couple of gay marriage cases and, with so many politicians and even some conservatives running to grab the rainbow flag, it seemed as if a corner on the contentious issue had been turned. How went the rightbloggers? Most continued to -- paraphrasing Buckley -- s ... More >>
Nothing like a Presidential push to get the ball rolling. Yesterday was the deadline for parties to file amicus curae briefs -- or "Here's what we think you should do" memos -- to the Supreme Court before the Nine hears the arguments facing DOMA and Prop 8 at the end of March. And, in this past wee ... More >>
Last week, we reported on the Nine's decision to hear a case entitled McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission this coming October. In it, an Alabaman G.O.P. donator is attempting to upend the limits of biennial contributions to candidates or committees from an individual -- a restriction that's ab ... 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 >>
As we reported yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold President Barack Obama's individual mandate, meaning the Affordable Care Act has been deemed constitutional, as a "tax." This got us thinking: What are some other recent decisions?
We're listening to the Brian Lehrer show and reading SCOTUSblog's liveblog as the Supreme Court sits for what will probably be the final time of this term. And...SCOTUSblog is saying that the mandate has survived as a tax, and that Chief Justice John Roberts has joined the left in this ruling. The ... More >>
Goddamn, have we got some good news for your ladyparts! As the Voice's inimitable Steven Thrasher reported this morning, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, claiming that the ACA is constitutionally kosher as a tax. Almost immediately after, Planned Pa ... More >>
Everyone is entitled to their opinion about whether they agree with Obamacare. The basic function of the Supreme Court, however, is not open for debate. Enter freshman Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who is no fan of the SCOTUS' ruling that President Obama's healthcare law is constitutional -- and who i ... More >>
Another Monday in June, another nail-biter waiting for the Supreme Court of the United States to rule on the biggest cases of the year. It seems, so far, that the Supreme Court will not rule today on Obamacare (a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act). Though, being secretive SCOTUS, they could change thei ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court And President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience
Since Wednesday, we've been following news of pending legislation in Albany that would make illegal anonymous online commenting in certain contexts. That proposed piece of law would require the removal of any comments posted on a website by an anonymous poster "unless such anonymous poster agrees ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Imagine if, when Washington, D.C. started licensing gay marriages earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court had told the fifty states they had to recognize them. That's essentially what happened in Mexico yesterday. In December of last year, right around the time the D.C. city council voted to all ... 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 >>
Today the Supreme Court voted down a federal law banning the sale of videos and other depictions of animal cruelty, saying it violates the right to free speech. The law had been enacted in 1999 to limit Internet sales of videos that show women crushing to death small animals, like kittens and ... More >>
"The Supreme Court just predetermined the winners of next November's elections," says Chuck Schumer, reacting to the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. "It won't be Republicans. It won't be Democrats. It will be corporate America." What's the opposite of "a ... More >>
The Supreme Court has overturned the New Haven job discrimination ruling in favor of white people. They ruled 5-4 that in in Ricci et al. v. DeStefano et al, 20 white firefighters were unfairly passed over for promotion to which they were entitled by exam results by superiors eager to promote blac ... More >>
This week's Village Voice doesn't hit streets until tomorrow morning, but for our Runnin' Scared readers, we're offering tomorrow's cover story a day early. This one should rock Albany: our Wayne Barrett details state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver's step-by-step scheme to boost his old LES pal Jon ... More >>
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The Roberts Court signals the president that he is not immune from the Constitution
At last, Bush's assumption of supremacy over Congress and the courts is in peril
The fight over Alito misses the daily defeat of legal abortion
People will pay to see this court battle. In fact, they're paying right now.
With Republicans in power, equal protection under the laws will continue to diminish
The Supreme Court succeeds in stripping the president of unconstitutional authority
Can the commander in chief 'detain' the constitution indefinitely all by himself?
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Should Individuals of More Than One Race Be Preferred?
Does a White Mother on Welfare Count?
Does God Need Tax Money to Teach?
Supreme Court Snuffs Medical Marijuana Clubs, But Users Vow To Keep on Toking
A Jolt of Justice for All Voters
A Judicial Coup d'État?
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