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Category Archive for 'Blind Justice'

I’m not clear that these are actual conflicts, but I do get their point. They’re talking about the appearance of conflict — but for some reason, no one brings up Ginni Thomas and the Obamacare ruling, which is pretty low-hanging fruit: Three Supreme Court justices didn’t recuse themselves from cases in which they held stock […]

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Groundbreaking news

This is, as Joe Biden would say, a big fucking deal: WASHINGTON — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that existing civil rights law bars sexual orientation-based employment discrimination — a groundbreaking decision to advance legal protections for gay, lesbian, and bisexual workers. “[A]llegations of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation necessarily state […]

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Robert Reich on the housing discrimination ruling: Almost lost by the wave of responses to the Supreme Court’s decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and allowing gays and lesbians to marry was the significance of the Court’s third decision – on housing discrimination. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court found that the Fair […]

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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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