Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Justice Stephen Breyer: Health Care Reform May End Up Before SCOTUS

Breyer’s comment was announced from the podium of the teabagger rally in Washington DC today. The crowd responded with an enormous roar of approval.

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Bigots Agree: We Don’t Want A Damned Queer On The Supreme Court

As the president considers the list of potential replacements for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, anti-gay groups are issuing hysterical warnings that he better not pick a goddamn queer. Focus On The Family: Our concern at the Supreme Court is judicial philosophy. Sexual orientation only becomes an issue if it effects their judging. If someone says, `I don’t ...

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Hillary Clinton Rumored For SCOTUS

Once again, Hillary Clinton is being rumored to be on the short list of potential appointees to the Supreme Court. Sen. Orrin Hatch says he’s heard Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s name mentioned in connection with the Supreme Court vacancy brought about by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. Hatch didn’t elaborate in an interview Monday. Appearing with ...

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SCOTUS Justice Stevens To Retire

As widely rumored in recent weeks, today Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced that he will retire this summer. Stevens turns 90 next week. Stevens began signaling a possible retirement last summer when he hired just one of his usual complement of four law clerks for the next court term. He acknowledged in several interviews that he was contemplating ...

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MSNBC Covers Westboro SCOTUS Case

Westboro Baptist Church’s freedom of speech case is coming up in the Supreme Court. Tonight the pundits on Hardball discussed whether Westboro “should be shut down.”

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Wife Of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Launches Tea Party Group

Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has launched Liberty Central, a Tea Party activist group. The move is raising eyebrows about the supposed impartiality of the Court. The group plans to issue score cards for Congress members and be involved in the November election, although Thomas would not specify how. She said it would accept donations from ...

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SCOTUS To Hear Westboro Case

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of the man who sued Westboro Baptist Church for picketing the funeral of his son. The Supreme Court will review whether anti-gay protests at funerals of American soldiers are protected by the First Amendment, taking up the appeal of a Maryland man who won and then had reversed a $10 million ...

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UNBREAKING: World Net Daily’s Lies Makes The Baby Jeebus Cry

Today’s top BREAKING! story on World Net Daily is about that Christian hit list all us violent homofascists have been working on. And, yup, they cite JMG as a hit list ringleader. With reported cases of bullying, organized boycotts and threats of violence against the signers of traditional marriage initiatives in several states already – and homosexual activists pledging to ...

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Concerned Women Are Concerned About Violent Homofascist Predators

The Concerned Women for America today filed a Supreme Court brief in support of the attempt to suppress the names of those that signed Washington state’s homophobic Referendum 71. Because them violent homofascist predators iz gonna whup somebody! Penny Nance, CEO for Concerned Women for America, said, “CWA seeks to protect the individuals who signed the petition from having their ...

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RUMOR: SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts Considering Stepping Down

This comes from Radar Online, which has gotten a few juicy scoops recently, but still…grain of salt and all that. John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, is seriously considering stepping down from the nation’s highest court for personal reasons, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. Roberts, known for his conservative judicial philosophy, has served on the Supreme Court ...

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SCOTUS Refuses To Block DC Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a last minute challenge to Washington DC’s same-sex marriage law. Opponents of gay marriage in the nation’s capital had asked Chief Justice John Roberts to stop the city from issuing the licenses on Wednesday while they appealed. They argued that D.C. voters should have been allowed to vote on the issue. Local ...

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DC Bigots File Last Minute Marriage Appeal To U.S. Supreme Court

With same-sex marriage licenses due to be granted in less than 48 hours, anti-gay bigots in the nation’s capital have filed a last minute appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court. Court papers filed Monday with Chief Justice John Roberts argue that Washington residents should be able to vote on the matter. Local courts have rejected the opponents’ arguments. The gay ...

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R-71 Backers To SCOTUS: Violent Homosfascists Are Going To Beat Us Up

The bigots attempting to shield the names of the other bigots who signed the bigoted Referendum 71 petition in Washington state have written to the U.S. Supreme Court. Their message: “If you force the release of the names on the petitions, violent homosexuals will unleash their fury on us!” Writing the high court Thursday, proponents of Referendum 71 — which ...

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SCOTUS To Hear R-71 Case In April

The U.S. Supreme Court has posted a hearing of Washington state’s Referendum 71 petition signatures case on its April 28th docket. Via Dominic Holden at Slog: According to a docket published today, the court will examine whether “the First Amendment right to privacy in political speech, association, and belief requires strict scrutiny when a state compels public release of identifying ...

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Lawsuit Challenges Hillary’s Eligibility

A lawsuit has been filed with the Supreme Court charging that Hillary Clinton is ineligible to serve as Secretary of State because as a Senator she had voted to increase the salary of the position she now holds. The litigants claim that vote, made in 2007, is forbidden by an arcane clause of the U.S. Constitution. Before Clinton was confirmed, ...

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Corporate Personhood: Bill Would Force CEOs To Say “I Stand By This Message”

In reaction to the SCOTUS decision to allow corporations to advertise in political campaigns, a bill has been submitted in the U.S. House that will require CEOs to append “I’m So & So and I approve this message” to every ad. A bipartisan pair of House lawmakers have a response to the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited ...

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VIDEO: Justice Alito Mouths “Not True” During POTUS Slam On SCOTUS

(Via – AmericaBlog)

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL): Tax Corporate Political Ads At 500%

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), the best thing to hit Congress in a long time, has launched a campaign to tax corporate political ads at 500% of their value. Fearing this decision before it became official, Grayson last week filed five campaign finance bills and a sixth one on Thursday. Grayson said the bills are important to securing the people’s “right ...

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Olbermann On SCOTUS Ruling To Allow Corporate Political Ads

Watch and get even more scared. Classic Olbermann.

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