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Court Rules Against Seizure Of Prisoner's Wiccan Medallion

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 08.24.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in Chicago has blocked an Illinois prison warden's confiscation of a small pentacle (a five-pointed state within a circle) medallion worn by an inmate as a symbol of his Wiccan faith.

Why Has a Key Federal Judgeship in Wisconsin Been Vacant for 2,000 Days?

Nan Aron | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Nan Aron

After five years of stall tactics and changing the rules to whatever suits him, Senator Ron Johnson long ago forfeited whatever deference he feels he is owed. The president has a list of names and he should act, selecting the nominee who will best protect the rights of everyday people in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Why Democrats Lost Big in the 2014 Midterm Elections

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.

Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage Equality: Not Only a Civil Right but a Spiritual Necessity

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2015 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

It isn't just our homosexual "being" that God "tolerates" but our homosexual "doing" -- our romantic, erotic, loving relationships -- that God creates, ordains, and declares good in Hebrew and Christian scriptures.

Ryan J. Reilly

In Blistering Dissent, Appeals Court Judge Slams Colleagues For Upholding Gay Marriage Bans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court judge on Tuesday issued a scathing dissent to an opinion supported by two of her colleagues who upheld bans on s...

Reagan-Appointed Judge Wants to Legalize Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, LSD

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court judge nominated by former President Ronald Reagan believes that all illegal drugs should be decriminalized and r...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Push Bill To Preserve Net Neutrality

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation Monday that would allow the Federal Communications Commission to restore fe...

Court Deals Huge Blow To Net Neutrality

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday struck down the government's latest effort to require internet providers to treat all traffic t...

One Of Obama's Few Pieces Of Gun Control Legislation Wins Court's Favor

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

* Rule tells retailers to report multiple rifle sales * Court doubts their claim that measure is burdensome By David Ing...

Marriage Equality: Constitutionality, Not Morality, Will Ultimately Decide Prop. 8

Jelena Hasbrouck | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Jelena Hasbrouck

If Prop. 8 goes to the Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy won't vote in favor of gay marriage because it is morally correct. In fact, he doesn't think the Constitution is designed to determine morality. "Our obligation is to define the liberty of all, not to mandate our own moral code," Kennedy wrote.

'God Bless America'? Not In This Classroom

Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

A federal appeals court in California ruled Tuesday that a San Diego-area math teacher does not have the constitutional right to display banners refer...

Big Banks Lose Battle Against Small Stock Research Site

Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) - A federal appeals court handed a major defeat to Wall Street banks by ruling that an online news service did not misappr...

California Veterans Memorial Cross Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday (Jan. 4) a veterans' memorial featuring a 43-foot cross ...

Listen to Iranian Voices of Dissent

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

President Obama prudently highlighted the face-off between the Iranian people and the regime on Friday. He now has the opportunity to complement his wisdom with courage by standing firmly on the right side of the fence.

Reality Check: Who Are the Factual Journalists?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In "Who are the Terrorists," Kenneth Timmerman rehashes absurd tabloid allegations against the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq.

Republicans and Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Perfect Together

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

By replacing Souter with Sotomayor Obama keeps the balance of the court exactly the same, but he adds some "color" and another "female" voice to the Court's balance.

David Hamilton: Republicans Block Obama's First Judiciary Nominee

Bloomberg News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans temporarily blocked Senate committee action on President Barack Obama's first judicial appointment, attacking the nominee for rulings base...

Conservatives Rise Up Against Obama's First Court Pick

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maybe the Obama administration should have nominated George Hamilton instead of David F. Hamilton. The hollywood actor may have an easier time at conf...

David Hamilton, Obama's First Appeals Court Pick, Said To Be A Moderate

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is expected to name his first candidate to an appeals court seat this week, officials said, choosing David F. Hamilton, a highly regar...

SBA Appeals Federal Court Ruling to Release Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The SBA's decision to appeal the ASBL case is the latest in a series of moves by the Bush administration to limit the public's access to information regarding federal small business contracting programs.