Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Openly Gay Justice For SCOTUS?

The Victory Fund’s Chuck Wolfe talks to MSNBC’s David Shuster about the possibility of President Obama appointing a gay or lesbian person to replace SCOTUS Judge David Souter.

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The Eternal Nipple

Did you know that CBS fought their fine over Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction all the way to the Supreme Court? Today SCOTUS ordered a lower court to consider reinstating the $550K fine imposed by the FCC for that 9/16ths of one second of nipplisticated naughtiness. Bill Johnson of the American Decency Association is pleased: “It is encouraging to see the ...

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SCOTUS Judge David Souter To Retire

Sources close to Supreme Court Justice David Souter have revealed that he will retire at the entire of the Court’s current term. The sources say that he will remain in office until President Obama selects his replacement. Factors in his decision no doubt include the election of President Obama, who would be more likely to appoint a successor attuned to ...

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Barney Frank Calls SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia A Homophobe

The wingnuts are already losing their shit.

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Wingnut Lawyer Ambushes Scalia Over Obama’s Nationality

Yes, the “Obama Is Not An American” meme is still going strong in Wingnutistan. World Net Daily is breathlessly reporting that one of their drones got called on at a book signing reception for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and demanded to know why SCOTUS won’t hear any of the numerous cases filed on the topic. But the answer wasn’t ...

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SCOTUS Rules Against Westboro’s Hateful Matthew Shepard “Monument”

The Supreme Court has upheld a ruling by a Wyoming court that the Westboro Baptist Church may not install a “monument” to Matthew Shepard in a city park. The Casper City Council did not violate the First Amendment when it allowed a Ten Commandments statue in Monument Plaza but did not permit a statue from an anti-homosexual pastor, according to ...

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SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With Pancreatic Cancer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in a Manhattan hospital after undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer earlier today. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the court said. Ginsburg, 75, had the surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She will remain in the hospital for seven to 10 days, said ...

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The Flubbed Oath Of Office

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed the oath of office. Separated by a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln at his first inaugural, Roberts asked Obama: “Are you prepared to take the oath, Senator?” The former Illinois senator indicated he was, and Roberts started reciting — and Obama repeating — the 35-word oath that is prescribed by the Constitution. But ...

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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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