Tag Archives: SCOTUS

SCOTUS Rejects Obama Citizenship Suit, Also Refuses Comment On Bigfoot

As expected: The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth. The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio ...

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SCOTUS: Clarence Thomas Asks Court To Consider Obama’s Citizenship

Unbelievable: In a highly unusual move, U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has asked his colleagues on the court to consider the request of an East Brunswick, N.J. attorney who has filed a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama’s status as a United States citizen. Thomas’s action took place after Justice David Souter had rejected a petition known as an ...

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SCOTUS Speculations

Over at AmericaBlog, John Aravosis notes the ages of the members of the Supreme Court. John Paul Stevens, 88 (Ford)Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 75 (Clinton)Antonin Scalia, 72 (Reagan)Anthony Kennedy, 72 (Reagan)Stephen Breyer, 70 (Clinton)David Souter, 69 (GHW Bush)Clarence Thomas, 60 (GHW Bush)Samuel Alito, 58 (GW Bush)John Roberts, 53 (GW Bush) Only 2 of the 9 were chosen by a Democrat. The ...

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Hillary Just Wants To Stay A Senator

Anybody buying this? Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton puts the chances of her running for president again at near zero — slightly higher than the chances she gives for becoming Senate majority leader or a Supreme Court justice. In an interview aired Tuesday on “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel, Clinton, D-N.Y., was asked the chances, on a scale ...

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HomoQuotable – Robert Dekoven

“Many people are deeply upset that our fundamental right to marry will soon appear on a ballot for public vote. It won’t be the first time in California’s history. In past elections, we’ve had to fight against initiatives that would have prohibited GLBT teachers from teaching in public schools and an initiative that sought to segregate HIV-positive people from the ...

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A Well-Regulated (Queer) Militia…

The Pink Pistols, a group of gay gun owners, were among 68 groups that today filed briefs at the Supreme Court in its hearing to overturn Washington, DC’s ban on handguns. A Washington resident who wants to keep handguns at home for protection is challenging the 32-year-old ban as a violation of his constitutional rights. A federal appeals court in ...

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“A president Obama should offer the first SCOTUS vacancy to Senator Clinton. It’s perfect for her: she gets to lord it over others, she’s a sharp lawyer, it appeals to her vanity, she doesn’t have to get elected, and as a sitting senator, she’d be a shoo-in. The base would love it.” – Andrew Sullivan, responding to a column by ...

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Karma Chameleon

You may recall Rev. Lonnie W. Latham, the Oklahoma Baptist minister who loudly advocated against gay marriage and for gay people to reject our “sinful, destructive lifestyle”. That is, right up until his arrest last year for for offering an undercover cop a blowjob. Today, Latham’s lawyer asked for the case to be thrown out, citing Lawrence v. Texas, the ...

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