Tag Archives: SCOTUS

BREAKING: Justice Antonin Scalia Dead At 79

From the Dallas Morning News: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, the San Antonio-Express News reported. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa, the paper reported. According to a report, Scalia, an associate justice, arrived …

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Loony Louie Gohmert: The Supreme Court Declared Itself God With Its Same-Sex Marriage Ruling [VIDEO]

“It really disturbs me. For 50 years, the Supreme Court has been saying, okay, less of God, less of God, not in the schools, not in public, you can’t pray, you can’t talk about the Bible. And with that decision last summer, they said forget what Moses said when he said, ‘A man shall leave his father and mother, a …

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Trump Waffles Again On Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

Donald Trump yesterday continued to contradict himself on same-sex marriage. The Daily Mail reports: Donald Trump gave a perplexing answer this morning on This Week with George Stephanopoulos when asked to better articulate his position on gay marriage. “We’ll see what happens,” Trump said, using similar phrasing several times while saying he would appoint the “absolute best judges” and then …

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Trump Hopes For Obergefell Reversal [VIDEO]

Donald Trump this morning appeared on Fox News Sunday where he said he’d “strongly consider” making Supreme Court appointments that could lead to the reversal of Obergefell. Politico reports: “It has been ruled upon. It has been there. If I’m elected I would be very strong in putting certain judges on the bench that maybe could change thing, but they …

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White House: Obama Not Interested In SCOTUS Job

Video below. Via Mediaite: Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton floated that it would be a “great idea” if she nominated President Obama to the Supreme Court when she is elected president. According to a statement today from Josh Earnest, however, Obama might not be interested in following the path taken by William Howard Taft. When Earnest was asked about Clinton’s …

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Hillary Clinton: SCOTUS Justice Obama Is A Great Idea

At a campaign event yesterday in Iowa, Hillary Clinton acted as if nobody had ever suggested naming President Obama to the Supreme Court. ABC News reports: A second Clinton administration could mean a future Justice Barack Obama. At a campaign event in Deocorah, Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton lit up when a voter asked her if she would consider appointing …

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Rep. Louie Gohmert Call For Impeaching Supreme Court Justices Over Obergefell Ruling [AUDIO]

Gohmert Pyle is SO 2015. Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: In an interview with Florida talk radio host Joyce Kaufman on Friday, Gohmert falsely claimed that church-state separation decisions in the 1950s and 1960s mandated that “you can’t talk about God in schools and public places.” But, he said, the Supreme Court did something even worse with Obergefell. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Tennessee House Committee Debates “Nullification” Of SCOTUS Ruling On Gay Marriage

Earlier this hour the Tennessee House Civil Justice Subcommittee began debate on GOP Rep. Mark Pody’s bill that would “nullify” the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. Watch at this link. Audio is a bit low so you may need earphones. UPDATE: The bill FAILED by voice vote.

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NOM “Demands” President Obama Leave Empty Seat At SOTU To Represent 50 Million American Bigots

L to the O to the L. Via press release: The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today sharply condemned President Obama for inviting Jim Obergefell, one of the plaintiffs whose case was used by the US Supreme Court to impose same-sex ‘marriage’ on the nation, to attend the State of the Union speech and called for the Republican leadership to …

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ALABAMA: Birmingham Newspaper Eviscerates “Delusional” State Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore

From the editorial board of the Birmingham News: Roy Moore is delusional about Roy Moore. The only bad thing that has happened since Alabama acquiesced to the ruling of America’s Supreme Court is that Moore hasn’t got enough attention, so once again he has “ordered” probate judges to not issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Over the past several months, …

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Federal Prosecutors: Ignore Justice Roy Moore

Federal prosecutors are telling Alabama’s probate judges that they are not free to defy the US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage despite the order issued yesterday by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. AL.com reports: “The Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court has issued an administrative order, directing probate judges that they may not issue marriage licenses …

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Hillary Denounces Roy Moore’s “Unconstitutional” Order: Marriage Equality Is The Law Of The Land

“Marriage equality is now the law of the land—including in Alabama. Today’s unconstitutional order reminds us that, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that all Americans have the right to marry the person they love, our work is far from over. “There are still judges who are determined to stand in the way of people’s rights. There are still politicians who …

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Liberty Counsel Applauds Roy Moore’s Stand Against “Cockeyed” And “Lawless” Gay Marriage Ruling

“I applaud Chief Justice Roy Moore for this order reaffirming the marriage law in Alabama. The Alabama Supreme Court issued an order in March 2015 barring probate judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses after a federal court in January of last year overturned Alabama’s voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman. “In Alabama and across America, …

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: Government Should Favor Religion Over Non-Religion

Antonin Scalia yesterday declared that religious neutrality has no basis in the Constitution and that God has been good to the United States because the government shows him favor. The Associated Press: Scalia was speaking at a Catholic high school in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, Louisiana. Scalia, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 is the …

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Kim Davis On Catholic TV: I’m Just The First Of What Will Be Many To Stop Gay Marriages [VIDEO]

Kim Davis has appeared on the Catholic cable network EWTN to promise that she is just the first of many local officials that will now refuse to abide by the US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriages. Right Wing Watch has the quote and the video: “The stand I took affects every church, every person that lives and loves God, that …

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KENTUCKY: Gov. Matt Bevin Faces Massive Legal Bill For His State’s Losing Battle Against Marriage

Back in August then-Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was hit with a $2.3 million legal fees bill from the winning side in his state’s battle against same-sex marriage. Beshear balked at paying the “unreasonable” amount and offered to settle for $581K – about 25% of the bill. Now the full bill is in the lap of newly-elected teabagger Gov. Matt Bevin, …

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Ted Cruz Goes Soft On Gay Marriage When Talking To Big-Dollar Pro-Gay GOP Donor [AUDIO]

Via Politico: In June, Ted Cruz promised on NPR that opposition to gay marriage would be “front and center” in his 2016 campaign. In July, he said the Supreme Court’s decision allowing same-sex marriage was the “very definition of tyranny” and urged states to ignore the ruling. But in December, behind closed doors at a big-dollar Manhattan fundraiser, the quickly …

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SCOTUS Blocks Alabama Supreme Court: Estranged Lesbian Mom Can Visit Her Adopted Children

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has sided with a lesbian mother who wants to see her adopted children, blocking an Alabama court’s order that declared the adoption invalid. The justices issued an order Monday in a case that puts on display legal challenges facing gay and lesbian parents even after the Supreme Court decided that same-sex couples have …

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Marco Rubio: I’ll Undo Obergefell [VIDEO]

Following a similar promise made last month by Ted Cruz, yesterday Marco Rubio appeared on Meet The Press where he vowed to undo same-sex marriage via appointments to the Supreme Court and not by way of a constitutional amendment. Andy Towle has the quote: “As I’ve said, that would be conceding that the current Constitution is somehow wrong and needs …

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WASHINGTON: Christian Activist Who Disrupted SCOTUS Obergefell Hearing Gets 21 Days in Jail

Nutjob anti-gay and anti-abortion activist Rives Miller Grogan pleaded guilty to disrupting the Supreme Court’s Obergefell hearing back in September. Today he was sentenced to 21 days in jail and ordered to stay away from the court building for one year. Via the Washington Post: Grogan, 50, of Mansfield, Tex., pleaded guilty in September to one misdemeanor charge of unlawful …

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