Tag: Supreme Court

Some Are More Equal Than Others: Q & A With the Child of a Gay Parent

Some Are More Equal Than Others: Q & A With the Child of a Gay Parent

This week the Supreme Court continues it’s argument on weather lesbian and gay couples have the right to marry in The United States.  While equal rights, justice and the obvious morality of not excluding a group based on their sexual preference is all well and good, most intriguing are the new findings by the American Pediatric Society.  The APA  has […]

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Rick Scott’s Link to Republican Proprietors?

Rick Scott’s Link to Republican Proprietors?

Can there be a more despicable person than Florida governor, Rick Scott? This is a man who – at least after the campaign for his election — has consistently shown his scorn for the majority of Floridians. How does a state composed of mostly sane people support such a misanthrope? The truth is, if favorability ratings matter, they don’t. In […]

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Strip for Collars

Strip for Collars

Their ruling involved Albert W. Florence who was strip-searched after being wrongly detained over a traffic fine. In fact, the fine was already paid and he displayed an official receipt to officers who stopped him.

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Strike 5 & Some 50 Million Are Out!

Strike 5 & Some 50 Million Are Out!

By OcJim I am appalled to see that at least a couple of members of our esteemed Supreme Court, whom we expect to be the bastions of objectivity, are openly repeating the most biased of the Tea Party type arguments against health care reform. Oral arguments by justices unfortunately are indicative of how the Supreme Court will rule in June. […]

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Prop. 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami, and Jeff Zarrillo attend Federal Appeals Court  hearing.

Prop. 8: A Primer and a Play

  Poor California. The path to equality in that state has been strewn with boulders and brambles, and the quest has put advocates of same-sex marriage through more heart-stopping changes than anyone should have to bear. It all started back in 2005—a light-year ago in the history of marriage equality—when the California legislature passed marriage equality only to see the […]

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Left: Mildred and Richard Loving, married June 1958. Right: Erin-Kate Whitcomb (r) and Michele Rutherford, married June 2008 (Reuters/Erin Siegal).

Fifty Years in the Fight for Marriage Equality

In June 1958 a couple in love went to the District of Columbia to get married because it was illegal for them, an interracial couple, to marry in their home state of Virginia. On their return home, they were arrested and charged with a felony. Mildred and Richard Loving were convicted and, to avoid twenty-five years in prison, agreed to […]

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A Blighted and Cynical Process Chose Clarence Thomas

A Blighted and Cynical Process Chose Clarence Thomas

By Jim Hoover Our system of leadership grossly failed us regarding the appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. Apart from his questionable associations with outside forces, apart from lying about his wife’s income for several years, apart from refusing to recuse himself for decisions that involved a definitive conflict of interest, and apart from taking gifts from vested […]

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Enemies of the People!

Enemies of the People!

By Jim Hoover The five men photo featured here have proved themselves enemies of the people by rejecting the people and embracing plutocrats (the rich). Over the last three decades, time and time again Democrats have capitulated in approving the appointments of right-wing ideologues to the US Supreme Court. Now that the ultra-conservatives have a majority in the Supreme Court, […]

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Osama bin Laden Could Have Been Gone Sooner?

Osama bin Laden Could Have Been Gone Sooner?

By Jim Hoover Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader responsible for thousands of deaths, is dead. An eight-month-long investigation of a suspected compound deep inside Pakistan led to a plan to erase bin Laden. After Obama ordered a small Special Forces team to attack the compound, a resulting fire fight led to the killing of bin Laden and the custody […]

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Does Government Indifference Equal Government Support?

Does Government Indifference Equal Government Support?

By Michael Tuosto When a specific situation challenges my own beliefs about what the role of government is, it fascinates me to no end.  That is exactly what a recent Supreme Court ruling has done and what Adam Liptak writes about it in his New York Times article, entitled “Tax Credit Is Allowed For Religious Tuition”.  On Monday, April 4, […]

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