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Category Archive for 'Blind Justice'

It’s always been annoying to hear people bitch about being “forced” to pay their union dues, especially when you don’t hear them pushing to negotiate their own damned salaries. But I guess we all knew this was coming: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday that it may be prepared to strike down laws forcing […]

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The Supreme Court is stopping texas from abortion restrictions that would result in the closing of 10 clinics. The justices voted 5-4 on Monday granting an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new regulations and refused to keep them on hold while the clinics appealed to the Supreme Court. The […]

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This is the big one, and it’s very good news: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a voter-approved plan that stripped Arizona state lawmakers of their role in drawing congressional districts in a bid to remove partisan politics from the process. The court, split 5-4, ruled that the ballot initiative did not violate the […]

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The Supreme Court says states don’t have the right to ask those registering to vote for proof of citizenship. The rebuff is a victory for the Obama administration and voting- and minority-rights groups that battled the two states in court. It leaves intact a decision by a U.S. agency that blocked the states from requiring […]

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Equality, 5-4

When I think of all the friends and relatives who are now finally equal under the law, I am overcome with emotion. What a great day. The Washington Post: The Supreme Court on Friday delivered an historic victory for gay rights, ruling 5-4 that the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry no […]

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It’s a plot!

Via The Blaze. What a hoot! It’s time to start asking the question. It’s time to be cynical. It’s time to assume the worst of this government. Has Supreme Court Justice John Roberts been blackmailed or intimidated? I would put nothing by the Obama administration that lives and rules by the Chicago thug playbook. Doubt […]

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Or “just us”? A little over a week ago, a 23-year-old construction worker in the Bronx named Jeff Rivera got in an argument with his wife, from whom he is separated. During the argument, he struck her door, pushing in the screen. Rivera was arrested and brought to court, where he was charged with criminal […]

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SCOTUS rules you don’t have to prove intentional discrimination in a housing claim, only the effect. That used to be the legal standard, but not so much lately with this majority-wingnut court. So this ruling is a pleasant surprise. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Thursday that housing policies and practices with discriminatory […]

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So we’re going to have more affordable insurance for the foreseeable future. Yay! WASHINGTON — The latest and possibly the last serious effort to cripple Obamacare through the courts has just failed. On Thursday, for the second time in three years, the Supreme Court rejected a major lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act — thereby […]

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I have a gay friend who insists this ruling will be the start of a civil war with the religious right. What do you all think? Early Monday morning, the Supreme Court refused to stay a federal judge’s order invalidating Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage. In doing so, the justices immediately set up a constitutional crisis between […]

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