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14 hrs ago | Towleroad

The Most Dangerous Line in the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

The most dangerous line in the Supreme Court's recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby doesn't come until page 46. It reads as follows: The principal dissent raises the possibility that discrimination in hiring, for example on the basis of race, might be cloaked as religious practice to escape legal sanction.


Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gay/Lesbian

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Could a Typo Kill Obamacare?

Tuesday's heartless Halbig decision, in which two judges decided that a typo strikes down a key piece of the ACA, ignores both common sense and the millions of Americans who depend on affordable health care.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, US News, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Environmental Law, Law

Citing 'Legitimacy of the Court,' MSNBC's Melber Hopes John...

In the aftermath of a DC circuit court ruling today that would effectively end ObamaCare as we know it in the 36 states with federal exchanges, MSNBC's The Reid Report feared the worst, and attempted to rally the troops, so to speak.


Related Topix: US News, John G. Roberts

Next 25 Articles

In a speech last week in Delaware, President Obama was positively bursting with pride about what his policies have produced since the economic recovery started five years ago.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors, Wedding

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. relays the breaking news to her staff that the Supreme Court had just upheld the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, June 28, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Justice Kennedy says Constitution 'flawed document'

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wasn't out to make news when he addressed the annual conference of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and devoted most of his 50-minute speech to the Magna Carta, which turns 800 years old in 2015.


Related Topix: US News, Antonin Scalia

The Washington Post

Ninth Circuit denies rehearing in lethal injection case over 11-judge dissent

I blogged over the weekend about the Ninth Circuit's puzzling new case stopping an execution to allow for First Amendment litigation over right to access the details of how the execution will be carried out.


Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 9, Criminal Defense Law, Law

ContractsProf Blog

Supreme Court of Ohio Rules in Condition Precedent Case

This is a edited version of a longer post from the Legally Speaking Ohio blog, written by Marianna Brown Bettman , a law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches torts, legal ethics, and a seminar on the Supreme Court of Ohio.


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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Ogletree: The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity

I have wondered countless times over the past 30 years whether I would live to see the end of the death penalty in the United States.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News, Florida, Florida Government, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014


In U.S. gay marriage cases, children emerge in the limelight

With legal battles over gay marriage simmering across the United States, proponents are showcasing a group they had once sidelined: children.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Family, Kids, New York, US News

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Arkansas Times

Marriage equality comes to Oklahoma

A federal appeals court has ruled that Oklahoma must allow same-sex couples to marry.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Gay/Lesbian

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Hobby Lobby: A Supreme travesty

The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. that a closely-held for-profit corporation can deny contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to its female employees was based on twisted legal reasoning, lies and bigotry, producing a despicable result.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Samuel Alito


Court: U.T. Austin May Discriminate on the Basis of Race

I've been meaning to get to this, but work and other demands have interfered. Two judges say it's perfectly OK for the University of Texas at Austin to discriminate on the basis of race: Ruling that the Supreme Court has not barred all use of race in choosing the entering class of students at state universities and colleges, a federal appeals court ... (more)


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Conservative Political News

Wed Jul 16, 2014


Federal Judge Declares California's Death Penalty Unconstitutional

The reason? It takes too long and too few people are executed. Therefore, citing some concurrences from lefty hack Supreme Court justice William Brennan, it violates the 8th Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment .


Related Topix: California, Death Penalty, US News, Prison


A More Accommodating Accommodation?

While commentators on the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores have understandably focused on Justice Samuel Alito's majority opinion and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vehement dissent , the most important vote going forward belongs to Justice Anthony Kennedy.


Related Topix: US News, Samuel Alito, University of Notre Dame


We Need Elizabeth Warren on the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is in summer recess, but the political handwringing over the high tribunal's future continues unabated.


Related Topix: US News, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, UC Irvine, Hillary Clinton, US Politics

Tue Jul 15, 2014


Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action plan

A federal appeals court upheld the use of race by University of Texas at Austin in undergraduate admissions, a victory for affirmative action proponents, one year after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered closer scrutiny of the school's practices.


Related Topix: Texas, US News, University of Texas at Austin, US Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


The Supreme Court Made Hobby Lobby Worse, for Women and for the LGBT Community

The end of a Supreme Court term usually brings a flurry of action on big cases. Last year, we got Justice Kennedy's decision in United States v.


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Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Is the U.S. Supreme Court Following a Political Agenda?

The latest session of the Supreme Court saw a number of contentious decisions - decisions that were made amidst a very partisan political climate.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Barack Obama, George Bush

Sun Jul 13, 2014

American Thinker

Contraceptive Coverage: A 'Compelling Government Interest'?

The Hobby Lobby case is being haia led by freedom advocates as a great victory. On balance it certainly it is a victory for those who value personal freedom.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News