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Same Sex Marriage in Virginia Blocked by Supreme Court

Same Sex Marriage in Virginia Blocked by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court blocked same-sex marriage in the state of Virginia yesterday, despite the fact that 20 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized and recognized gay and lesbian marriage. Not only that, but these 20 states and the District of Columbia afford same-sex couples the same rights and benefits as heterosexual married couples. Many find it surprising […]

Same-Sex Marriage Legality in Question

Same-Sex Marriage Legality in Question

Courts across the U.S. are questioning the legality of same-sex marriage. Twenty-nine U.S. courts have made judgments in the past year alone regarding this issue, as the idea gains the support of the American people. Perhaps the most shocking is the swiftness in which the tide has turned regarding public opinion of same-sex marriage. In 1996 when […]

Ginsburg Not Stepping Down

Ginsburg Not Stepping Down

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a message for her critics: She is not stepping down anytime soon. In an interview on Thursday, she said, “All I can say is that I am still here and likely to remain for a while.” Rumors have been circulating about Ginsburg’s retirement due to her age. She turned 81 in March and […]

Supreme Court Remains Silent on New Jersey Sports Betting

Supreme Court Remains Silent on New Jersey Sports Betting

As lawmakers continue to deal with the recent Supreme Court rulings, New Jersey residents are beginning to turn online for their sports betting needs. The Supreme Court of the United States kept silent when asked by the state to have a hearing on a recent federal appellate court ruling stating that sports betting will continue […]

Hobby Lobby Investment Angers Liberals Anew

Hobby Lobby Investment Angers Liberals Anew

Days after the June 30 Supreme Court decision ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby’s right to religious freedom, which angered liberals nationwide, news about its investments were publicized on social media. The court judgment was based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which protects against “substantial burden on a person’s exercise of religion,” as […]

Supreme Court Declines Conversion Therapy Case

Supreme Court Declines Conversion Therapy Case

The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider the case against California’s law banning conversion therapy, a controversial practice that claims to reverse homosexuality in children. The court’s declination allows the state to being enforcing the ban. The court did not give a reason for rejecting the case. By not hearing the case, […]

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby: Puts Dent in Obamacare

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby: Puts Dent in Obamacare

In what is being called not only a triumph for freedom of religion but also a triumph for the freedom of conscience, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. The case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby put the two companies at the center […]

Mobile Phones Protected by Fourth Amendment

Mobile Phones Protected by Fourth Amendment

For over 40 years police officers have had the right to search anything on a suspected criminal’s person before or after their arrest, including their mobile phones. The original reasoning behind it was a matter of safety for the arresting officer. Without a pat down or a search of their car, the officer could not […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones

Supreme Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that police must obtain a warrant before searching digital information on a cell phone or other electronic device seized from an individual who has been arrested. This decision served as a major affirmation of privacy rights in this increasingly technological age. The unanimous 9-to-0 decision marks a landmark move […]

Aereo 6-3 Supreme Court Decision Plugs Hole in Copyright Act

Aereo 6-3 Supreme Court Decision Plugs Hole in Copyright Act

The majority 6-3 decision written by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in the Aereo case serves to plug a hole in the Copyright Act by preventing the start-up company from transmitting its signals via thousands of tiny antennas to its subscribers. Breyer’s majority decision, which will likely put Aereo out of business, relied on analysis […]

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