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Category Archive for 'Blind Justice'

This is really a hateful requirement. I hope they get it overturned: AUSTIN – April 10 – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Texas, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Center for Reproductive Rights have filed a petition asking the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reconsider the […]

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Will Voters Know Who’s Funding Who by Election Time? (via Moyers & Company) Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority in Wednesday’s McCutcheon decision, noted that he sees no need for government to place restraints on individuals’ campaign spending because such information can be found “almost… Bookmark It

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On the Money: ‘McCutcheon’ Decided (via Moyers & Company) Every week Moyers & Company producer Gail Ablow shares her must-read money and politics stories. The moment that Supreme Court watchers had anticipated finally arrived Wednesday, as the Supreme Court struck down “aggregate limits” on political contributions… Bookmark It

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In case you didn’t know, the DuPont family owns the state of Delaware: Du Pont Heir and Child Rapist Free on Probation Because He Wouldn’t ‘Fare Well’ in Prison (Video) (via Americans Against The Tea Party) Robert H. Richards IV, a du Pont heir, is an unemployed rich boy living off of a trust fund. […]

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Justice Kennedy

Thinks Hobby Lobby is an abortion case, and that’s bad news. That means even if employers are wrong when they think birth control creates an abortion, the facts don’t matter. Bookmark It

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Live blog here of the arguments before SCOTUS in the case where Hobby Lobby insists the company should be able to exempt itself from birth control coverage for its employees. As you can imagine, the implications are enormous. For instance, if you go to work for a Jehovah’s Witness, should they pay for blood transfusions? […]

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NSA About Attorney-Client Privilege Concerns: We’ll Probably Grab Your Communications But We’ll Try Not To ‘Listen In’ (via Techdirt) A couple of weeks back we covered the American Bar Association asking for assurance from the NSA that attorney-client communications, even those involving foreign clients, would remain out of the agency’s reach. This was prompted by […]

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These caps were always bullshit and don’t even keep malpractice premiums down! TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the centerpiece of the 2003 medical malpractice overhaul, blasting the Legislature for creating an “alleged medical malpractice crisis” and concluding, in a 5-2 ruling, that a cap on wrongful death noneconomic damages violates the […]

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Think Progress: To reverse an Ohio trend in which courts are sentencing individuals who can’t afford fees and court costs to probation or jail, the Ohio Supreme Court agreed this week to instruct all of its judges that they cannot jail defendants for failure to pay fees and court costs, nor for their inability to afford a […]

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She gives me hope. Via Talking Points Memo: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Thursday called on President Obama to nominate fewer judges who have represented corporate interests and more with backgrounds working for public interest groups. “Power is becoming more and more concentrated on one side,” she said at an event organized by the left-leaning Alliance […]

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