Post Tagged with: "SCOTUS"

Fox’s Laura Ingraham Forgets Puerto Ricans Are American Citizens, Calls Them “Immigrants”

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I just found out today that I, and Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor, have “immigrant backgrounds” and, hence, are not Real Americans™. I know this is true because Fox’s Laura Ingraham said so!  In one of her many, many right wing screeds, Ingraham was complaining that Justice Sotomayor used the phrase […]

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Supreme Court Puts Hold On Marriage Equality In Utah (VIDEO)

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The US Supreme Court put a hold on a federal court ruling that allowed same sex marriages in Utah, leaving 900 wedded couples in legal limbo.

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Circuit Court Rules In Favor Of Contraception Mandate, Says Corporations Are NOT People

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The Sixth Circuit Court handed down a triumph for women, the ACA, and those who oppose “corporate personhood,” when they ruled against Autocam Corp.

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Virginia Republican’s Effort To Criminalize Sodomy And Oral Sex Rejected By Supreme Court

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This VA Republican isn’t having a very good month. SCOTUS destroyed his dream of an anal and oral sex-free world. Plus, his bid for governor’s going badly.

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Arizona Politicians Playing Native Tribes Against One Another In Casino Battle

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If Republicans hate government regulation so much, why do they keep trying to curb tribal casinos?

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Tea Party Idiots Gleefully Anticipate Government Shutdown In Two Weeks

Tea Party Idiots Gleefully Anticipate Government Shutdown In Two Weeks

The Tea Party is just looking for an excuse for a government shutdown. Sure, millions of people will suffer, jobs will be lost and the economy may head back towards recession but who cares? FREEDOM! ‘MURIKA!

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The Real Deal: Georgia Governor Receives Kick-Backs For Obstructing Health Care Reform

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Here’s the ‘real deal’ on Real PAC … and why Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s so hellbent on blocking Obamacare.

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No Prayer At Graduation Is Actually Creeping Atheism Says Poor Martyred Republican

David Barton

Conservatives like GOP Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana and radio host David Barton just don’t get it: Religious freedom is NOT the freedom to force YOUR religious beliefs on everyone else.

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Democratic Push For Voting Reform In All 50 States Has GOP Frothing At The Mouth

The GOP couldn't be more transparent about their real concern -- and it isn't voter fraud. Their attempts at voter suppression add up to a naked power grab.

The GOP couldn’t be more transparent about their real concern — and it isn’t voter fraud. Their attempts at voter suppression add up to a naked power grab.

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DOJ Squares Off With Texas In Court To Stop Erosion Of Voting Rights

DOJ Squares Off With Texas In Court To Stop Erosion Of Voting Rights

Attorney General Eric Holder believes there is plenty of bite left in the Voting Rights Act to effectively take on states with a history of discrimination.

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After Two-Year Stalemate, Senate Reaches Agreement To Vote On Presidential Nominees

After Two-Year Stalemate, Senate Reaches Agreement To Vote On Presidential Nominees

The deal is favorable for Democrats but of course, at the end of the day, nothing has changed about how the Senate operates.

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Same Agencies That Reported On WMDs Now Use Secret Court For Permission To Spy On Americans

Are Americans really okay with FISA: 11 men, at least 10 of whom are conservatives, in control of the access the government has to our private lives? Image @Slate

Are Americans really okay with FISA: 11 men, at least 10 of whom are conservatives, in control of the access the government has to our private lives?

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Could Prop 8 Ruling Help Paula Deen Get Part Of The Lawsuit Against Her Dismissed?

Could Prop 8 Ruling Help Paula Deen Get Part Of The Lawsuit Against Her Dismissed?

There is something inherently cringe-worthy and exploitative about using the logic of the recent Prop 8 ruling to attempt to dismiss Paula Deen’s lawsuit.

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Sounds Of Silence: SCOTUS Rules 5th Amendment Protections Only Apply If Demanded Out Loud

In a bizarre and potentially punitive twist on the spirt of the 5th Amendment, the Supreme Court decides silence only protects you if you're not silent. Image @QuasiSuperspooge

In a bizarre and potentially punitive twist on the spirt of the 5th Amendment, the Supreme Court decides silence only protects you if you’re not silent.

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Wingnuts On Parade: The VERY Angry Reaction From The Right To DOMA Ruling

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The Christian right may hate SCOTUS’ DOMA ruling, but if you worship a deity that prefers hate and denial to love and happiness, you are one sick puppy.

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SCOTUS Ruling On DOMA Means Big Things For 36,000 Same-Sex Binational Couples

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Binational same-sex couples can finally celebrate; they too have been recognized by the Supreme Court.

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Right Wing Nut Jobs: DOMA Decision Means The End Of Straight Marriage, Civilization (VIDEOS)

Right Wing Nut Jobs: DOMA Decision Means The End Of Straight Marriage, Civilization (VIDEOS)

The Supreme Court upholding the US Constitution is a sign of the End Times to a fanatical branch of the right-wing.

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Supreme Court Ruling Discards Proposition 8, Upholds Marriage Equality … But Only In California

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This Californian’s joy in seeing Proposition 8 decisively rejected is only marred by the conservative-leaning Supreme Court’s ‘states’ rights’ rationale.

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DOMA IS DEAD: Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of Equality In 5-4 Ruling

By filing the brief on DOMA yesterday, House Republicans have given up their battle to systematically discriminate against a large portion of our society. Image#DOMA/Twitter

The Supreme Court ruling takes the ‘skim milk version of marriage’ assigned to same-sex unions by DOMA and makes them legitimate nationwide.

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How The Left Can Use The Gutting Of The Voting Rights Act To Annihilate The GOP

How The Left Can Use The Gutting Of The Voting Rights Act To Annihilate The GOP

Sure, the right wing Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act but the left is now positioned to use the GOP’s own uncontrollable racism to kick their ass.

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