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  • Ron Johnson
    Senate RINOs cosponsor bill to extend Obamacare subsidies to 2017
    In the midterm elections in November 2014, the American people spoke at the ballot box with unparalleledclarity. Their vote — to shift the balance of power in the Senate to the Republicans —was a repudiation of Barack Obama’s...
  • Police Dogs
    Supreme Court rules on constitutionality of extended traffic stops
    In a 6-3 ruling, The Supreme Court of the United States said that detaining drivers to await a drug dog is a violation of theFourth Amendment’s ban against unlawful searches and seizures. In a 2005 case, the SCOTUS had previously ruled that...
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor
    Justice Sotomayor: 'We can't keep bending the Fourth Amendment'
    The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in Rodriguez v. United States. The case centers primarily around the Fourth Amendment, and how much police are allowed to ignore it as they harass citizens. If Justice Sonia Sotomayor...
  • SCOTUS
    Will the SCOTUS water down the Fair Housing Act?
    Just two days since the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day, the Fair Lending Act may get watered down. In 1966 Dr. King added to his civil right platter equal housing. As controversial of gaining voting rights was, or gaining access to...
  • Same Sex Marriage
    Supreme Court to definitively rule on Gay Marriage
    All across the country courts have overturning state bans on gay marriage. States that have lost in these rulings have appealed to the Supreme Court, but SCOTUS has been letting the rulings stand opening up same-sex marriage to more and more...
  • SCOTUS in 2010
    Supreme Court rules unanimously against worker pay for security screenings
    Focus on the time clock tends to wax and wane. Even those lucky souls who do what they love for a living might run into those days where something more exciting awaits them once they’re allowed to punch out. Time drags. And those who loathe...
  • 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,...
  • US Supreme Court
    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,...
  • Sen. Patty Murray
    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...
  • SCOTUS
    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...
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