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Marriage Case in U.S. Supreme Court Refused by Major Law Firms

Marriage Case in U.S. Supreme Court Refused by Major Law Firms

Marriage arguments are taking a strange judicial turn, after major law firms refuse to come near the issue in U.S. Supreme Court briefs. The decision to avoid the issue is leaving smaller firms to take on the matter. One of the reasons larger law firms, which traditionally argue controversial cases for tobacco companies, alcohol companies […]

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases Are Approaching

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases Are Approaching

The Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage cases are approaching their hearings on April 28. As it gets closer to the date, it is clear to see many reasons why the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) may decide to allow same-sex marriage. This is a huge date for gay Americans. It will mark a time in history that will […]

Marital Divorce Through Facebook Could Open the Floodgates

Marital Divorce Through Facebook Could Open the Floodgates

A judgment in a divorce case that allowed the serving of summons through Facebook and other social media accounts, could open the floodgates for people who are looking for an easy route to end their marital relationship. The Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper, in a landmark judgment has recently ruled that the wife can […]

States Urge Supreme Court to Consider Legal Marijuana Use

States Urge Supreme Court to Consider Legal Marijuana Use

The states that made use of recreational marijuana legal urged the U.S. Supreme Court to consider their rights and reject a lawsuit from other states trying to ban pot sales. Oklahoma and Nebraska have filed a suit directly with the Supreme Court that contends that Colorado’s marijuana legalization violates federal drug regulations. Colorado law enforcement officials, […]

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” […]

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