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  • SCOTUS rejects gay marriage cases, which extends marriage equality to 5 states
    SCOTUS rejects gay marriage cases, which extends marriage equality to 5 states
    In a very surprising move, the Supreme Court decided on Monday not to intervene in gay marriage cases involving five states. The high court’s decision to reject appeals in cases involving the five states of Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah,...
  • Gay marriage news: Supreme Court convenes to consider gay marriage cases
    Gay marriage news: Supreme Court convenes to consider gay marriage cases
    States, companies and religious organizations have petitioned the Supreme Court to consider taking one of seven cases pending before the high court of the hotly contested issue of same-sex marriage and whether states would have the constitutional...
  • Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) discussing the 'Not My Boss's Business Act' July 15, 2014, in Washington. The proposed legislation would 'correct the Supreme Court's assault on worker's rights and women's health in the Hobby Lobby decision.' Lost by 2 votes.
    HPV vaccine for boys could prevent five percent of all cancer
    Giving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to boys and running a catch up vaccination program like the programs that are available for older teens and young women in Canada and Britain could prevent the majority of all cancers caused by HPV...
  • Buzzfeed's Photo Response To SCOTUS' Hobby Lobby Decision
    Buzzfeed's Photo Response To SCOTUS' Hobby Lobby Decision
    The Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case is still causing quite a ruckus, and with good reason. Employers can now exclude all types of birth control medication from coverage in employee health insurance, the decision says,...
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    No Precedent for This Supreme Court
    It's interesting that the Supreme Court's decisions are setting precedent. By a solitary one-vote majority, in one fell swoop, the SCOTUS has eviscerated whole categories of laws: campaign finance, gun control, religious discrimination,...
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    Sen. Patty Murray's proposed bill would override Hobby Lobby decision
    Working with the Obama administration, a group of congressional Democrats announced Tuesday they have developed a bill designed to sidestep the June 30 Supreme Court decision to treat family-owned corporations like individuals and allow for-profit...
  • Supreme Court 2014
    Backstage in the Hobby Lobby case
    When the SCOTUS Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby decision was announced last week, we were told it was a narrow decision that only applied to a small number of “closely held” corporations, and only to a handful of female contraceptives types...
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    SCOTUS dismissal of conversion therapy ban appeal impacts more than California
    Legislation to ban reparative therapy for minors was drafted in the California Senate in 2012 and survived a challenge Monday, June 30. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declined to hear the appeal, and MinnPost offered how the law...
  • SCOTUS sides with conservative Christianity over Obamacare
    SCOTUS sides with conservative Christianity over Obamacare
    Two rulings by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) continue to reverberate days after being issued Monday, June 30. One with specific implications in California upholding the state ban on reparative therapy will be addressed more in...
  • Rutherford Institute responds to SCOTUS ruling on Christian owned businesses
    Rutherford Institute responds to SCOTUS ruling on Christian owned businesses
    The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, a case that concerned the HHS Contraception Mandate under Obamacare that mandated that employers...
  • Hobby Lobby political ramifications
    Political ramifications of Hobby Lobby ruling
    We keep hearing about the face-change the GOP has undergone or is attempting—friendly to minorities, particularly Latinos to get back to the heady days of Latino support for W (40%-ish); some newly pragmatic on climate change, despite global...
  • SCOTUS ruling Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
    Controversial decision reached in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
    Today, June 30, 2014, a controversial decision was handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, once known as Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. The crux of the case was whether Hobby Lobby was exempt from...
  • SCOTUS applies Fourth Amendment to digital world
    Technology privacy victory as Supreme Court protects cellphone data
    The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that police may not search cellphones without a court’s permission.The unanimous 9-0 ruling reported by TheHill, is seen as a victory for privacy rights involving technology.In the case of Riley v....
  • Utah ban on gay marriage ruled unconstitutional on appeal
    Utah ban on gay marriage ruled unconstitutional on appeal
    Judges in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled this morning that Utah’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. This ruling backs up the initial ruling made last December 20 by US District Judge Robert J. Shelby. A panel of...
  • Supreme Court rules against Aereo in fight with broadcasters
    Supreme Court rules against Aereo in squabble with over-the-air broadcasters
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today that Internet streaming TV provider Aereo must negotiate fee agreements with broadcast networks like other pay TV providers such as cable and satellite.Aereo charges as little as $8 a month for its streaming...