SCOTUS

Motion Denied: Detroit DOMA Decision Delayed Until June

Motion Denied: Detroit DOMA Decision Delayed Until June
A lesbian couple seeking marriage equality will have to wait a little longer for the judge to issue an opinion in their case until after the SCOTUS DOMA cases.
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IL Court Denies Motion to Stay Marriage Cases

IL Court Denies Motion to Stay Marriage Cases
Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division denied a motion to stay the cases brought by Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois seeking marriage for same-sex couples. The motion attempted to delay any action in the case pending decisions in two federal marriage cases up for review in the SCOTUS: United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry.
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Antiquated Argument: Family Research Council Opposes SCOTUS Marriage Cases

Antiquated Argument: Family Research Council Opposes SCOTUS Marriage Cases
Well, it appears the Family Research Council and the Thomas More Society of Chicago won’t be invited to any gay weddings in 2013…
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Justice Thomas Breaks His Seven Years of Silence

Justice Thomas Breaks His Seven Years of Silence
Justice Clarence Thomas did something at a Supreme Court argument Monday for the first time in nearly seven years — he spoke. But what Thomas said is not clear, other than he appears to have joked about Ivy League lawyers.
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I'm Just 'Sonia From the Bronx'

I'm Just 'Sonia From the Bronx'
In her first broadcast interview, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks about her life and career leading up to her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, including the role Nancy Drew and Perry Mason played in her decision to become a judge.
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Boehner to Obama: Let's Discuss Plan B

House Speaker John Boehner is proposing a 'Plan B' option to keep taxes from increasing on people making less than $1 million on Jan. 1.
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The Other Crucial Civil Rights Case the Supreme Court Will be Ruling On

Last month, the Supreme Court said it will consider the constitutionality of a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the hallmark legislation from the Civil Rights era that has come under increased challenge. The cornerstone provision is known as Section 5, which holds some states accountable to get federal clearance before making any changes to their voting laws.
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Gov. Rick Perry Refuses to Establish Health Insurance Exchange, Blocks Medicaid Expansion

Governor Rick Perry, in a desperate attempt to remain relevant to the Republican party base and screw over his constituents at any cost, put out a statement today that he will a) not expand Medicaid coverage and b) refuses to establish a state-based insurance exchange. Perry joins a slew of constituent-loathing Red State governors with Presidential aspirations who are refusing to follow the state-level aspects of President Obama's health insurance reform that would actually insure people.
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B: TX Many Top Appointees Resigning Before 2013 Legislative Session

This past week's announcement from the Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner, Tom Suehs, that he will step down later this summer is just the
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