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Ignorance Of The Law Is No Defense For You, But According To The Supreme Court, It Is For The Cop Who Arrests You

Ignorance Of The Law Is No Defense For You, But According To The Supreme Court, It Is For The Cop Who Arrests You

According to the Supreme Court, you have to have better knowledge of the law than the police do.

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Justice Scalia Gets Constitution Wrong: Says It Doesn’t Ban Torture, Even Against Americans

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Apparently, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia never learned about the Eighth Amendment in law school.

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Unions Just Got A Big Legal Victory Handed To Them By… Clarence Thomas?

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In writing the majority court decision in the Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. vs. Busk decision, Justice Thomas may have just killed Right-To-Work and anti-Union laws.

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Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions Could Bring President Obama To His Knees In The New Year

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    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts greets President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, prior to the president’s State of the Union address. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) VIA WSJ

2015 is about to ring in some major cases and should they go against the Administration’s position, they could cause major setbacks in the President’s agenda.

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Cop Wasn’t Indicted For Choking Eric Garner But Man Who Recorded It Was

Cop Wasn’t Indicted For Choking Eric Garner But Man Who Recorded It Was

It’s legal to film police but that doesn’t mean they won’t find something to arrest you for – even if it’s days later.

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Jesse Ventura Tears Into ‘Peusdo Religious’ Republicans, And Their Pandering To White Businessmen

Jesse Ventura Tears Into ‘Peusdo Religious’ Republicans, And Their Pandering To White Businessmen

Jesse Ventura smacks down Republicans, who he feels cater to the rich, white business owner.

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Widow Of Murdered Civil Rights Activist Guts Republican Congress For Failing To Protect Voting Rights

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The widow of a slain Freedom Summer worker has some words for the Republican Congress: Protect voting rights for every individual in the United States!

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Justice Scalia’s 1992 Ruling Shows How The Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict Is Bullsh*t

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Even Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who calls the Voting Rights Act a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” must be furious over the Ferguson grand jury decision.

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Supreme Court To Decide Whether EPA Must Weigh Costs Of Clean Air Before Regulating Utilities

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The largest energy companies in the United States are seeking to have the Supreme Court limit the EPA’s ability to regulate under the Clean Air Act. Their issue: “What’s it going to cost us?” The public’s health is of little concern to them.

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Supreme Court Justice Scalia Says He Doesn’t Feel Bad About People Losing Their Health Insurance

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In a single statement during a Supreme Court hearing, conservative Justice Antonin Scalia again demonstrated that he’s not only a poor example of a judge, he’s a poor example of a human being as well.

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This Is What Happens When Republicans Control Women’s Reproductive Decisions

This Is What Happens When Republicans Control Women’s Reproductive Decisions

With the GOP in control of legislation, things are about to get even scarier than they already are for women. Having a miscarriage could actually result in a murder charge. Yes, really.

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Federal Appeals Court Issues Major Setback to Marriage Equality

Federal Appeals Court Issues Major Setback to Marriage Equality

In a shocking blow to the equality movement, the 6th circuit court of appeals just upheld the right of states to ban same-sex marriage.

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Conservative Leader Brags That Supreme Court Citizens United Ruling Rigged The Election In Favor Of Republicans (VIDEO)

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In yet another instance of Republicans spiking the football and rubbing salt in the wounds following their capture of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, the conservative boss of the Citizens United organization bragged that the Supreme Court rigged the election perfectly for the GOP.

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Outrageous: Right Wing Supreme Court Justice Scalia Says ‘Religious Beliefs Aren’t Reasonable’

Outrageous: Right Wing Supreme Court Justice Scalia Says ‘Religious Beliefs Aren’t Reasonable’

In a show of blatant hypocrisy, the ultra- right wing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a Muslim man that “religious beliefs aren’t reasonable,” even though Scalia uses religion to justify many things himself.

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Next Time Someone Tells You Voter ID Laws Won’t Keep People From Voting, Show Them THIS! (Image)

Infographic: Elisabeth Parker.

Still think voter ID laws won’t keep people from voting? Ask the 608,470 Texas voters who lack the required birth certificates and fees.

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Conservative ‘Christian’ Tries To Use The Hobby Lobby Defense To Avoid Paying Taxes

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A conservative “Christian” pastor is using the Hobby Lobby defense in an effort to escape paying $1.1 million in back taxes that he and his wife have owed the federal government for 20 years.

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Voter ID Laws Start To Crumble Nationwide As Once-Supporting Judges Change Mind

Voter ID Laws Start To Crumble Nationwide As Once-Supporting Judges Change Mind

States which moved for restrictive voter ID laws may have undone all that they worked for, as once-friendly courts have turned on them.

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Supreme Court To Idaho: Same-Sex Marriages May Begin

Supreme Court To Idaho: Same-Sex Marriages May Begin

Not only may same- sex marriages begin, but there were no recorded dissents among the court.

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Texas Voter Suppression Law Blocked By Obama Appointed Judge

Texas Voter Suppression Law Blocked By Obama Appointed Judge

Republicans are already shopping around for a friendly conservative judge to uphold their blatant voter suppression laws.

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Republican Candidate For Wisconsin Attorney General Says He Would Defend Interracial Marriage Ban (VIDEO)

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The Republican nominee running for attorney general in Wisconsin told the host of a local television program that he would defend an interracial marriage ban if he were in a state with such a law on the books.

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