Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Why Didn’t Scalia & Thomas Recuse Themselves From Citizens United?

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Tony Perkins Whines About DC Ruling

“It would be easy to spin yesterday’s news about the Supreme Court as a victory for same-sex ‘marriage.’ (So easy, in fact, that homosexual activists are already doing it!) But there was a lot more behind this case than a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on D.C.’s counterfeit marriage law. When the justices announced that they wouldn’t hear Bishop Harry Jackson’s …

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Explaining Citizens United

(Tipped by JMG reader Miranda)

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Catholic Group: SCOTUS Rejection Of DC Marriage Suit Is A Human Tragedy

Just in from Catholics For The Common Good: “It is shocking that the U.S. Supreme Court did not accept the appeal of District of Columbia citizens who were deprived of their right to vote on the definition of marriage. The Court’s decision effectively upheld the finding of the Washington Human Rights Commission that it would be discriminatory to even give …

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SCOTUS Nears Decision On DC Marriage

According to the Supreme Court’s public docket, the nine justices have scheduled a Friday meeting to discuss Jackson v. the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, Bishop Harry Jackson’s lawsuit demanding that DC residents be allowed to vote on same-sex marriage. The Court is expected to announced on Monday if they will hear the case. Lou Chibarro reports at the …

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Lou Engle: The Power Of My Prayers Gets Justices Nominated To The Supreme Court

(Via – Right Wing Watch)

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Antonin Scalia: The 14th Amendment Should Not Apply To Homosexuals

Speaking on Friday at the University of Richmond, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia denounced the concept of a “living Constitution” and said the 14th Amendment was not written with the intent of granting equal protection to ALL Americans. Just the heterosexual ones. “The due process clause has been distorted so it’s no longer a guarantee of process but a guarantee …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Denies Log Cabin Republican’s DADT Request

The Supreme Court has refused to vacate the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s indefinite stay of the overturn of DADT. The vacate request was filed on behalf of the Log Cabin Republicans, who last month convinced District Court Judge Virginia Phillips to declare DADT to be unconstitutional. Via SCOTUSblog: Without noting a dissent, but with Justice Kagan not taking part, …

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DOJ Files Opposition To Log Cabin Republicans’ SCOTUS Appeal On DADT

Today the Department of Justice filed a brief in opposition to the Log Cabin Republicans’ request that the U.S. Supreme Court hear the LCR’s appeal of the Ninth Circuit Court’s indefinite stay on the overturn of DADT. Whew! Got all that? The Log Cabin Republicans respond to this latest bit of legal ping-pong. “It is unfortunate the Obama Justice Department …

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SCOTUS Rejects Lisa Miller Case

The Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of Lisa Miller, the “ex-gay” biological mother who lost custody of her daughter to her former partner. The justices on Monday turned down an appeal from Lisa Miller, the biological mother of an 8-year-old girl. Miller wanted the court to undo a Virginia court decision allowing Janet Jenkins visitation rights with …

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Log Cabin Republicans File U.S. Supreme Court Appeal Of DADT Overturn Stay

Today the Log Cabin Republicans turned to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn the Ninth Circuit Court’s indefinite stay of Judge Virginia Phillips’ overturn of DADT. From the LCR’s law firm of Dan Woods, White & Case: “We have today filed an application with the United States Supreme Court asking it to vacate the Ninth Circuit’s order …

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Outside Snyder Vs. Phelps

Good As You has an email from Shirley Phelps about her time before the Court yesterday. It begins: I am floating home on a cloud of euphoria. We got to tell the conscience of Doomed america that if they would stop with the proud sin the soldiers would stop dying. Alito was a serious disappointment. I don’t know why I …

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TODAY: Supreme Court Hears Westboro Baptist Church Free Speech Case

The Westboro Baptist Church picketed the White House yesterday in advance of their appearance before the Supreme Court today where the father of a slain U.S. Marine is asking that his $5M judgment against the Phelps family be reinstated. Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., took legal action after church members picketed the funeral of his son. “My son and the …

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Supreme Court Rules Against Release Of Proposition 8 Trial Videotapes

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that video taken during the Proposition 8 trial may not ever be released. The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the 9th Circuit to dismiss as moot a dispute over the release of videotape from the trial overturning Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage. Prop 8 supporters had sought to block the retention and …

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: Constitution Does Not Protect Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Speaking to a San Francisco law school on Friday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee gay people protection against discrimination. And the same goes for women. “If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, you have legislatures,” Scalia said during a 90-minute question-and-answer session with a professor at UC Hastings College …

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MONTANA: Republican Party Wants To “Keep Homosexual Acts Illegal”

The Montana GOP refuses to remove a call to “keep homosexual acts illegal”, which falls under the “Crime” section of their party platform, despite the Supreme Court’s 2003 Lawrence ruling. In fact, they are keeping the plank even though Montana’s own state Supreme Court struck down a ban on gay sex six years before SCOTUS. Montana GOP executive director Bowen …

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BREAKING: Ninth Circuit Court Grants Stay Of Prop 8 Overturn Pending Appeal

No same-sex marriage for California, for now. Via Rex Wockner, here’s the legalese: Filed order (EDWARD LEAVY, MICHAEL DALY HAWKINS and SIDNEY R. THOMAS) Appellants’ motion for a stay of the district court’s order of August 4, 2010 pending appeal is GRANTED. The court sua sponte orders that this appeal be expedited pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 2. …

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Supreme Court Upholds Orly Taitz’ Fine

Today the Supreme Court refused to block the $20,000 fine imposed on birther loon Orly Taitz for filing frivolous lawsuits claiming that the president was not born in America. Taitz’ most recent federal suit contended that officers in the U.S. military are not obliged to obey the orders of Barack Obama because he is not their legitimate commander in chief. …

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Might Mean Something, Might Not

If Protect Marriage’s emergency motion to stay the overturn of Prop 8 is denied by the Ninth Circuit Court, they are expected to immediately appeal to the Supreme Court. The justice assigned to hear cases from the Ninth is swing voter Anthony Kennedy. Interestingly, as the clock ticks down on Judge Walker’s stay extension, Justice Kennedy will be in Hawaii …

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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

Elena Kagan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate this afternoon in a largely partisan vote of 63-37. Kagan becomes the fourth woman to sit on the Supreme Court, despite the ranting protestations of virtually all anti-gay groups, especially the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, who testified against Kagan before Congress. Two solid wins for the good guys in two days! …

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