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India Court Victory for Trans Folks [Video]

India Court Victory for Trans Folks [Video]

In a landmark victory decision for trans people everywhere, India’s Supreme Court ruled that transsexual and transgender persons have the right to self-identify their own gender. This decision resounds in direct contrast to the stigma which trans folks contend with every day of their entire lives. The implication of the ruling is that Indians who […]

Supreme Court Makes New Ruling About Campaign Contributions

Supreme Court Makes New Ruling About Campaign Contributions

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that certain limits on federal campaign contributions should be eliminated. It is feared that money will play an even more influential role in American politics because of this ruling. This recent Supreme Court decision of the court is regarded as a continuation of the Citizens United […]

Political Campaigns Big Bucks Bonanza

Political Campaigns Big Bucks Bonanza

The decision announced by the Supreme Court of the United States sets up a potential bonanza of big bucks for political campaign war chests in the next election cycle. Speaking for the majority in the five to four decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, Chief Justice John Roberts stated that the cap on contributions […]

Supreme Court to Hear Appeal Over Death Row Inmate IQ

Supreme Court to Hear Appeal Over Death Row Inmate IQ

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday over the appeal of death row inmate Freddie Lee Hall.  Hall claims he is exempt from the death penalty because he is mentally disabled, despite testing above 70 on most of the IQ tests he has taken. A 70 is the maximum IQ for mental disability in Florida, […]

Roe Vs Wade Sandwiches Draft Dodgers with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Roe Vs Wade Sandwiches Draft Dodgers with Martin Luther King, Jr.

  Between the 41st anniversary of the landmark decision, Roe vs. Wade and the Federal holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life is a little remembered anniversary.  The pardoning of American draft dodgers was controversial at the time and remains a stigma on some today. On January 21, 1977, America President Carter granted a pardon to […]

Cell Phones Could Be Searched Without a Warrant

Cell Phones Could Be Searched Without a Warrant

Pretty soon, cell phones could be searched without a warrant. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide if cell phones and smart phones could be searched by police. They will test two cases which will further explore privacy and technology concerns, which are U.S. v. Wurie and Riley v. California. The cases could be […]

Tax Inequality Defeated by Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Ruling

Tax Inequality Defeated by Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional thereby defeating the marriage and tax inequality of LGBT individuals. The court rulings, delivered in separate cases, mean that same-sex couples who marry in states where it’s legal for them to do so will be treated the same as heterosexual married couples by the […]

DOMA and Same Sex Marriage Advocates Pinned to Computer Screens

DOMA and Same Sex Marriage Advocates Pinned to Computer Screens

The expected ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Wednesday, will have same-sex marriage advocates, and opponents, pinned to their computer screens Wednesday, as the Supreme court is set to rule on the 16-year-old law. As cities such as San Francisco and New York city prepare for their annual gay pride parades, this weeks […]

Gay Marriage Arguments to Overturn Prop. 8 Heard by Supreme Court

Gay Marriage Arguments to Overturn Prop. 8 Heard by Supreme Court

There is no way to communicate the importance of today’s gay marriage arguments designed to overturn Prop 8, will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, the final arbitrator in the legal dispute. To grasp this moment’s constitutional meaning, it might be useful to review this monumental case’s history. In November, 2008, voters in California passed […]

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  • Iranian Messi a Target for European Elite: World Cup Preview [Video] April 20, 2014
    A number of Europe’s elite clubs are targeting a young forward dubbed the “Iranian Messi” before he is selected to represent his country at the 2014 World Cup. Rubin Kazan forward Sardar Azmoun is a rising star and he is tipped to win senior honors at the big event in Brazil. Premier League side Arsenal […]
    Robert Shepherd
  • Los Angeles Times Building Scare April 20, 2014
    A scare at the Los Angeles Times building resulted in a lockdown and search of the entire premises. Suspect, Matthew Lowes, was detained by police and taken without incident from the second floor of the building. The second floor of the Times building has space rented by VXI Global Solutions, which Lowes works for. Lowes […]
    Raul Hernandez
  • Indiana Pacers Struggles Continue April 20, 2014
    The Indiana Pacers’ late-season struggles continued as the team lost to the visiting Atlanta Hawks yesterday by a score of 101-93. When the team is playing its best, the offense features a balanced attack. In order for the offense to hum, the team needs balanced scoring from the inside and outside. Against the Hawks, Roy […]
    William Costolo
  • Influenza B Virus Making a Strong Spring Appearance April 20, 2014
    The Influenza strain B virus is making a strong appearance, although spring is not its usual time of year. This strain of the flu is not the same one that was making people sick mid-winter. This means that even if someone has already had the virus once this flu season, they can still get it […]
    Twanna Harps
  • Toronto Raptors Have Bitten Off More Than They Can Chew April 20, 2014
    If you look at the day the city of Toronto and their beloved Toronto Raptor’s had, it would be really easy to come to the conclusion that the  Toronto Raptors have bitten off more than they can chew. Toronto Sun Times readers were greeted with an incendiary cover , featuring a picture of Kevin Garnett […]
    Daryl McElveen

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