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Supreme Court Case About Free Speech More Than License Plates

Supreme Court Case About Free Speech More Than License Plates

Who would have thought license plates could be so controversial? A lawsuit currently being reviewed by the United States Supreme Court concerns Texas license plates promoting the Confederacy, but the free speech ramifications and issues in the case make it about much more. The high court began looking at the difficult free speech issue today. At issue […]

Future of Affordable Health Insurance Uncertain Before Supreme Court

Future of Affordable Health Insurance Uncertain Before Supreme Court

While there have been many criticisms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the tax credits have helped millions of low- to middle-income people purchase health insurance coverage. But those tax credits in more than half of the states are in question now because of a lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court that could have a […]

Supreme Court Will Not Halt Execution

Supreme Court Will Not Halt Execution

The Supreme Court was asked to consider the case of a Georgia man scheduled to be executed tonight and halt his execution, but they have refused to issue a stay. The man, Warren Lee Hill, had requested clemency from the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles based on his low IQ, claiming that he was […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Emergency Heart Surgery Day Before Thanksgiving

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Emergency Heart Surgery Day Before Thanksgiving

On Wednesday morning, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had emergency surgery to place a stent in her heart. The famously tough judge is expected to be back at the bench on Monday despite the seriousness of the surgery and its sudden nature. Ginsburg has had previous health scares and […]

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned in South Carolina

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned in South Carolina

  On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge, Richard Gergel, overturned South Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the ban was in contradiction of precedential rulings of the higher courts. Gergel has decided, however, that the ruling will not take effect until Nov. 20, giving South Carolina Attorney General, Alan Wilson, a chance to seek an […]

Supreme Court Justices Lied About Texas Voter ID Law in Dissent?

Supreme Court Justices Lied About Texas Voter ID Law in Dissent?

Following the Supreme Court decision to uphold the legality of voting laws in Texas – which require in-person voters to produce a valid photo ID – left-wing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg penned a dissenting opinion, in which, it appears, she lied about what is, and is not, an acceptable form of identification for […]

Same-Sex Marriage Gets Easier but Same Sex Divorce Is Not So Easy

Same-Sex Marriage Gets Easier but Same Sex Divorce Is Not So Easy

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow a lower court ruling that permits same-sex marriage in five states. The Court, however, did not offer any explanation or briefings for their support of the lower court’s ruling to permit same-sex marriages in Indiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin and Utah. As popular as gay marriage is […]

Supreme Court Ruling Paved Way for Rush of Same-Sex Marriages

Supreme Court Ruling Paved Way for Rush of Same-Sex Marriages

Hundreds of exultant couples rapidly changed their plans today and did something they did not expect to do, at least on this day – they got married. While most of those same-sex couples were planning nuptials, they changed plans and rushed to take a trip down the aisle today after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a “ruling” […]

Supreme Court Taking No Action on Same-Sex Marriage

Supreme Court Taking No Action on Same-Sex Marriage

The long-awaited petitions to the Supreme Court to overturn state bans on same-sex marriage will still see no resolutions as the Supreme Court has continued to put off the issue, while accepting other significant cases for the next term. This means that the states banning same-sex marriage will still continue to be able to hold […]

Justice Kagan Officiates Her First Same-Sex Wedding: Implications

Justice Kagan Officiates Her First Same-Sex Wedding: Implications

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has officiated a same-sex wedding for the first time in her law career and the public questions the implications. The event was held on Sunday, September 21st. The couple she married was Mitchell Reich, her former law clerk, and his husband, Patrick Pearsall of Chevy Chase, Maryland. In a […]

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 […]

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