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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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  • Chris Brown Trial Delayed for Months April 24, 2014
    The assault charge trial for Chris Brown has been delayed for months because his bodyguard, who is a key witness in the singer’s case, was denied immunity. Bodyguard Christopher Hollosy said that he would not testify without immunity until he has finished appealing his own case. Immunity would allow Hollosy to testify without putting his […]
    Twanna Harps
  • Hawaii Announces Bruno Mars Day Again April 24, 2014
    Hawaii announced December 19 as Bruno Mars day, and then once again, Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie declared Monday, April 21, 2014, as Bruno Mars Day. Usually when a state announces a holiday, it is a one-time event. The new day coincides with his three-day concert that was sold out in Honolulu. He is not the […]
    Heather Tillman
  • American Idol The Super Six Perform (Review & Videos) April 24, 2014
    American Idol tonight is down to the final six competitors of the season. The Super Six will perform twice, each one singing a country and a rock song, and then their fates will be in your hands, America! Vote on the one or ones you think did the best, or who you simply like the […]
    Douglas Cobb
  • Daniel Franzese of ‘Mean Girls’ Comes Out April 24, 2014
    In a heartwarming letter to his character, “Damien,” from the movie Mean Girls, Daniel Franzese is ready to come out of the closet. It has been close to 10 years since the release of the hit movie, and his letter is not only inspirational, but also sad in places. He tells “Damien” that he wished he had […]
    Kristi Cereska
  • Johnny Cueto Dominates for Cincinnati: Reds Report April 24, 2014
    For a team still trying to find their way Johnny Cueto is doing his part; dominating opposing hitters, making his case for the pitcher of the month in the National League in April and keeping the Cincinnati Reds afloat. Cueto is now 2-2 on the season with a 1.38 ERA and a WHIP of just 0.77. […]
    Mick Varner

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