Tag Archives: SCOTUS

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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Scalia: Put Black Kids At “Less-Advanced” Schools

Yesterday Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested that black students belong at “less-advanced” schools that are on “slower tracks.” The Hill reports: “There are those who contend that it does not benefit African­ Americans to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less­-advanced school, a slower-­track …

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Obama Takes Twitter’s Tweet Of The Year 2015

Twitter today released the list of the most retweeted political messages of 2015. At #1 is President Obama’s celebratory tweet on the day that the Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriage. Politico reports: The president’s official account (@POTUS), which was launched in May of this year, also snagged the number 2, 3, 7, 16, 22 and 24 spots. The tweets …

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Supreme Court Rejects NRA’s Assault Weapons Appeal: Municipalities May Continue To Ban Them

Some welcome news from the Supreme Court, which today refused hear an NRA appeal arising from an Illinois city which has banned residents from owning assault weapons. The Hill reports: In refusing to take the case known as Friedman v. Highland Park, the court — at least for now — lets stand a lower court’s ruling in favor of the …

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Ted Cruz: As President I’ll Stack The Supreme Court With “Rock-Ribbed” Hardcore Conservatives

In an interview published yesterday by Bloomberg, Ted Cruz vowed that upon election he’ll begin the work of stacking the US Supreme Court with right-wing appointees who have a “long paper trail” of conservative values. From the interview: While the stark divisions between the types of justices preferred by modern Democratic and Republican presidents are well-known, Cruz argued that within …

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: Gay Rights Or Rights For Child Molesters – What’s The Difference?

The New York Times reports on his latest assholery: The Supreme Court’s decisions protecting gay rights were not rooted in the Constitution, and their logic could as easily apply to child molesters, Justice Antonin Scalia told a room filled with first-year law students at Georgetown University on Monday. “What minorities deserve protection?” he asked. “What? It’s up to me to …

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The Advocate Names SCOTUS Its “People Of The Year”

The Advocate today named the justices of the Supreme Court their “People Of The Year” for 2015. The tagline on the cover notes, “Yes, the whole Supreme Court. Including Scalia.”  Mark Joseph Stern writes in the cover story’s opening: At 10:02 a.m. Eastern on June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court changed America forever. In handing down its decision in …

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SCOTUS Rejects Appeal By Anti-Gay Nutjob Andrew Shirvell, $3.5 Million Judgment Will Stand

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a former lawyer for the state of Michigan who lost a defamation lawsuit filed by a gay student at the University of Michigan. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that upheld a $3.5 million jury award to Chris Armstrong, a former student government president. …

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