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Supreme Court Rules For Bearded Muslim Inmate

The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that a Muslim inmate in Arkansas can have a beard for religious reasons. The court’s decision in a case about religious liberty stands in contrast to the Hobby Lobby case that bitterly divided the justices in June over whether family-owned corporations could mount religious objections to paying for women’s contraceptives […]

Up until now, the Supremos have been assiduously avoiding the issue — so the unexpected announcement that they are taking up the issue is a huge deal: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether all 50 states must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. The court’s announcement made it likely that it […]

The U.S. Supreme Court will announce whether it will consider legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide as early as January. Supreme Court justices are to meet privately Jan. 9 to debate whether to review five marriage equality appeals, according to an update Tuesday of the court’s online docket. If the justices take on one of the five […]

Justice Antonin Scalia says as far as our Constitution is concerned, torture is permissible. In an interview with Radio Television Suisse this week following the release of Senate Intelligence Committee’s CIA torture report, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he doesn’t “think it’s so clear at all” that the U.S. Constitution prohibits torture, especially in […]

I read with interest that the Supreme Court was going to take the case Elonis v. United States, 13-983, which is about free speech in the age of social media. The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media. The justices will hear arguments […]

Obamacare Death Panel Found

Taegan Goddard points to Dana Milbank who found out where the death panel is located. It has nine members and it operates out of a marble building directly across the street from the Capitol.When the Supreme Court on Friday announced that it would take up another challenge to the Affordable Care Act in March, it […]

The high court has decided to hear a case focusing on how much the government can extend subsidies to buyers of health insurance. “By adding the case to its decision docket at this point, without waiting for further action in lower federal courts, as the Obama administration had asked, the Court assured that it would […]

The Supreme Court ruled this weekend that a Texas voter I.D. law which has been ruled “deliberately discriminatory” can be used to restrict voting rights in this year’s midterm elections, which is just the latest of the Roberts Court’s injuries to voting rights. That court famously gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act a little over […]

Law and order conservative Mike Huckabee doesn’t like how the Supreme Court is ruling, so he is urging governors to ignore its rulings. In an interview with Iowa-based conservative talk show host Steve Deace on Monday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee repeated his recommendation that governors simply ignore the Supreme Court’s decision to let stand lower […]

Justice Anthony Kennedy has blocked the ruling that allows gay marriages in Idaho. Nevada and Idaho had joined the growing number of states where same-sex marriage is legal when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that gay couples’ equal protection rights were violated by the gay marriage bans in both states. In […]

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