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SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Manners Matter

Soul Dancer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As an out gay monk, reverend and private-practice counselor/social worker, I daily witness the impact of Windsor v. United States.

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn thi...

Supreme Court: How to Do Our Dirty Work Against Affirmative Action

Larry Bodine | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Larry Bodine

The Supreme Court issued a cynical opinion in its ruling against affirmative action in Fisher v. Texas. Telling the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to use this approach against the program, which has been operating for nine years, was like winking and saying "you know what to do."

Why Doesn't the Law Give Full Free Speech Protection to Voters?

Armand Derfner | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Armand Derfner

Current Supreme Court doctrine would give the states broad leeway to enact these restrictions. But, in light of the broad First Amendment protection given to political spending, isn't it time for the Court to re-examine its method of analyzing restrictions on the voters themselves?

For Justices Who Act as "Umpires," Constitutionality of Health Care Reform Is a Simple "Yes"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If the federal government can compel an individual to purchase insurance when he/she is consuming healthcare services, then the argument that the government cannot mandate a person to purchase a privately-offered product is thrown out the window.