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Supreme Court Ruling

So Gay Marriage Biblically Offends You? Then You Should Read This...

Whitney Kay Bacon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Whitney Kay Bacon

As a Christian I wholeheartedly believe that God does not make mistakes and he would not have accidentally made millions of people (and animals) gay by chance. We are all who we are for a reason and no one should ever make you feel bad for that.

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday that a voter-approved independent redistricting commission in Arizona is constitutional. The conse...

Matt Ramos

Last Weekend Of June Holds Special History For LGBT Community | Matt Ramos | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

In deciding Friday that marriage equality is the law of the land, the Supreme Court justices not only made history, they also showed their respect for...

Zeba Blay

Please Just Stop, Clarence Thomas | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today is a beautiful day. It's a day of progress and celebration for those who have fought for and supported marriage equality in the United State...

Dana Liebelson

Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide | Dana Liebelson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that it is legal for all Americans, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, to marry th...

Supreme Court Backs Police In Car Brake-Light Confusion Case

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics

(Adds details of ruling and dissent, paragraphs 2-3, 5, 7-8) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. ...

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Teacher Fired For Promoting Creationism

AP | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of an Ohio public school science teacher who was fired for promoting the theory of creat...

How 9 Influential Women Responded To The Hobby Lobby Ruling

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur & Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women

In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that closely held businesses are not required to provide contraceptive coverage for their employees, famous ...

Hobby Lobby Still Covers Vasectomies And Viagra

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business

Hobby Lobby -- now free to drop emergency "morning after" pills and intrauterine devices from its workers' health insurance plans -- has given no indi...

Amanda Terkel

Supreme Court Rules Against Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones From Behind Its Own Buffer Zone | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court unanimously struck down Thursday a Massachusetts law allowing abortion clinics to have a buffer zone keeping protester...

Supreme Court Declines To Revive State's Sports Betting Law

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - New Jersey's attempt to introduce licensed sports betting has failed, with the U.S....

Supreme Court Rules 'Straw Purchasers' For Guns Not Allowed

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on "straw" ...

Supreme Court Decision Favoring Rich Election Donors Is A 'Warning Bell' For Democracy

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact

This month’s Supreme Court campaign-finance ruling to further relax limits on how much Americans can give to political candidates should concern non...

SCOTUS Seeks to Avoid Overly Burdening Police, Roommates With Warrant Requirements

Andrew Woodman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

The problem is that the Court sees a warrant as a burden to the police rather than as a protection to the defendant. Civil liberties are about protecting the accused from an overbearing and significantly more powerful police force. So what does this mean?

Supreme Court Makes Big Decision On When Cops Can Enter Your Home

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police may search a home without a warrant when two occupants disagree about allowing officer...

LOOK: Chick-Fil-A President Tweets Controversial Response To Gay Marriage Rulings.. Then Deletes It

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Seems like not much has changed in the world of Chick-fil-A. After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, the restaur...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision: Sends UT-Austin's Race-Conscious Admissions Back For Review | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

By a 7-1 vote on Monday, the Supreme Court told an appeals court that it misinterpreted the justices' precedent when reviewing the University of Texas...

Court Makes Workplace Ruling

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday decided to make it harder for Americans to sue businesses for retaliation and discriminat...

Court Passes On Major Decisions Again

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court did not make major rulings on voting rights, affirmative action or gay marriage Thursday. The court has two days left in June to ...

Court Sides With Obama In Rejecting Appeal

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected a First Amendment challenge by tobacco companies to a 2009 law that restricts how they can market th...

Scalia Denies 'Falling Out' With Roberts

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday he hasn't had a "falling out" with Chief Justice John Roberts over the Supreme Court's landma...

How CNN, Fox News Initially Got It Wrong

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

As the Supreme Court released its ruling on President Obama's landmark Affordable Care Act, media networks scrambled to digest the complicated decisio...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty
Ai-jen Poo

When President Obama was elected, 88 percent of Americans -- including my 87 year-old grandmother -- agreed that we needed to do something to fix our ailing health care system... That's why, for millions of seniors, the Affordable Care Act was a very welcome solution.

Sam Stein

Romney: Individual Mandate 'Is A Tax' | Sam Stein | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Contradicting his own top campaign adviser, Mitt Romney on Wednesday declared that the individual mandate contained in President Barack ...

Women and Girls Win Big With Healthcare Ruling

Emily Moto Murase | Posted 09.02.2012 | San Francisco
Emily Moto Murase

The Affordable Care Act is a giant step in the right direction for healthcare access for women and families. And it allows us at the local level to focus our attention on pressing needs here at home.