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If Hobby Lobby was a Muslim-run business imposing Sharia law...

In a post on the website for his new play, Allegiance, the openly gay, former Star Trek actor George Takei commented on last week's Hobby Lobby decision by the United States Supreme Court.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Citing Hobby Lobby ruling, GITMO detainees request group prayer

Citing the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision, attorneys for two detainees at the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay have filed a motion seeking religious freedom for their Muslim clients.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Op-Ed: Why every American is wrong about the Hobby Lobby case

Washington, D. C. - The Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision, stating that Hobby Lobby could not be forced to pay for contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Every American citizen lost this court case, even those that think they won.
In the Media by Justin King - 19 comments

Op-Ed: Company wants to offer anti-masturbation device to parents

Washington D.c. - A large American corporation wants to make sure youngsters don’t start making jerking off a hobby. Fortunately the Supreme Court has seen this issue from all sides.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic 'buffer zones'

Washington - The United States Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a Massachusetts law prohibiting protests near abortion clinics is unconstitutional.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Supreme Court limits police cell phone searches

Washington - In a rare unanimous ruling being hailed as a victory for privacy rights, the United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that cell phones generally cannot be searched by police during arrests.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

U.S. Supreme Court hammers Aereo with 6-3 ruling

New York - The United States Supreme Court came down hard today on tech-media newcomer Aereo, ruling against the company in a 6-3 decision. The judgement effectively destroys the Manhattan-based business, forcing them rebuild their profit model from the ground up.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 1 comment

Supreme Court: Florida execution IQ limit is unconstitutional

Washington - The US Supreme Court has struck down a Florida law that sets a strict low-end cutoff for capital punishment based on defendants' IQ test scores.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

U.S. Supreme Court case expands political clout of wealthy elite

On April 2, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court overruled a 40-year-old decision upholding the legality of limits to the overall amount a single person can donate to candidates, political parties, and committees.
In the Media by Rabeh Soofi

Op-Ed: $ome of the people — Fir$t Amendment ruling destroys US democracy

Washington - The great experiment of America as a free nation is over. Now, free speech is officially dollar-based. The Supreme Court has given American government to the rich on the basis that donations to political parties constitute a form of free speech.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 3 comments

Free speech wins in 'Boobies Bracelet' case

The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to two teenage students today when the court rejected an appeal that had sought to ban the wearing of "boobies bracelets" in Pennsylvania schools.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Op-Ed: Why Scalia’s remarks on U.S. internment camps should terrify you

Honolulu - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students in Hawaii that they should expect the court to issue a ruling similar to the one that allowed U.S. citizens of Japanese descent to be interned without trial during a future conflict.
In the Media by Justin King - 10 comments

India's archaic law banning gay sex upheld by high court

In December of 2013, India's Supreme Court overturned the 2009 law decriminalizing gay sex. The ruling was met with outrage by gay-rights activists, who filed petitions challenging the ruling, asking for a review of section 377, an archaic 1860s law.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 8 comments

U.S. Supreme Court halts Utah same-sex marriages

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to marriage equality in Utah on Monday, granting the staunchly conservative state's request for a temporary halt on same-sex weddings while it appeals a federal judge's ruling that legalized such unions.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Plight of Abbotsford's homeless reaches a pivotal point Saturday

Abbotsford - For those readers following the story of the illegal campground set up in Jubilee Park in Abbotsford, B.C., it has been one of legal ups-and-downs, with accusations of police using unauthorized force and the campers threatening to sue the city.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Supreme Court confronts religious rights of companies

The United States Supreme Court will weigh in Tuesday on the religious rights of corporations to deny contraceptives to employees under Obamacare. It will decide whether it will hear an appeal of a federal court's allowing companies that right.
In the Media by Mike White - 8 comments

Louisiana Supreme Court considers case about felons owning guns

A 2012 amendment to the Louisiana Constitution holds the ownership of firearms to be a “fundamental” right. At the time of writing, the Court is deciding whether that right extends to convicted felons.
In the Media by Justin King - 4 comments

US Supreme Court rules California must release 10,000 prisoners

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that California must proceed with the release thousands of prisoners, rejecting a request by the governor's office to delay a federal order to cut the state's inmate population by 10,000.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 16 comments

A look at the expert witnesses in the marriage equality case

After DOMA was overturned just a few weeks ago, many are still outrage while others rejoice. This article discusses the expert witnesses in that monumental case.
In the Media by Anna Johansson

Op-Ed: U.S. Supreme Court issues ruling devastating to small businesses

With most Americans celebrating long-overdue rulings on the gay rights cases, the U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a quieter ruling in a lesser-celebrated case, setting back consumers and small-businesses forced into arbitration.
In the Media by Rabeh Soofi - 5 comments

Op-Ed: DOMA ruling has far-reaching effects

Washington - The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday as unconstitutional, but doing so affects much more than just gay marriage.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

Judge halts deportation of gay married man after DOMA ruling

New York - A New York immigration judge has halted deportation proceedings against a gay Colombian who is legally married to an American man.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Supreme Court strikes down key portion of DOMA, passes on Prop 8

Washington - In a pair of historic decisions, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, and dismissed a challenge to a lower court's ruling against Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Human genes cannot be patented: Supreme Court

On Thursday the Supreme Court ruled that human genes cannot be patented. However, while the naturally occurring isolated biological material cannot be patented, the synthetic version of the material can be patented.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Supreme Court approves warrantless police DNA collection

Washington - In a 5-4 ruling, the US Supreme Court has affirmed the right of police to collect DNA samples from everyone arrested-- but not charged or convicted-- for felony offenses.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Transgendered Pakistani cleared to contest elections

After winning an appeal, Bindiya Rana will be the first transgender candidate in the nation's history to contest elections and run for office in Pakistan.
In the Media by Ryan Donnelly

Op-Ed: Should genes be patented?

The Supreme Court will soon decide on whether your genes can be patented in their consideration of the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics case.
In the Media by Kent Mao - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Supreme Court Justices Erudite not Just Political Party Pundits

All the evidence is in. Now the final analysis begins. So just how did the Court fare with respect to its language, tone and intent when discussing LGBTQ+ rights and other issues?
In the Media by Karen Edwards - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Why gay marriage is worth the fight to get it right!

The United States Supreme Court has finally decided to hear the case about gay marriage. Why does this affect you? Because Marriage is in trouble regardless of which side you are on, pro gay marriage or traditional marriage.
In the Media by Duane Buell - 2 comments

Supreme Court limits use of police drug-sniffing dogs

Washington - The United States Supreme Court ruled that the use of drug-sniffing dogs constitutes a "search" that requires a warrant as prescribed in the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments
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Philippine Chief Justice Renato Corona
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A group supporting marriage as defined between a man and a woman demonstrates in front of the media at the Supreme Court.
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan walking with President Obama and Vice-President Biden
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan walking with President Obama and Vice-President Biden
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Supporters of same-sex marriage hold signs as the hearing was going on inside the Supreme Court
Supporters of same-sex marriage hold signs as the hearing was going on inside the Supreme Court
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Gay rights activists walk inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 11  2013
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Gay rights activists walk inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 11, 2013
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Gay rights activists pose for pictures at a protest organised against the Supreme Court's order on gay sex in Mumbai December 11, 2013
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Over Easter weekend  a few visitors can be seen at the U.S. Supreme Court
Over Easter weekend, a few visitors can be seen at the U.S. Supreme Court
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden applaud as Solicitor General Elena Kagan moves t...
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden applaud as Solicitor General Elena Kagan moves to the podium after the President announced her as his choice for Supreme Court Justice during an event in the East Room of the White House, May 10, 2010.
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A rally called  March for Marriage  had occurred earlier in the day down on the National Mall. The g...
A rally called "March for Marriage" had occurred earlier in the day down on the National Mall. The group then marched up Capitol Hill to the Supreme Court. This group wants to see Prop 8 and DOMA upheld.
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Arbitrators at the Supreme Court of Canada have made a powerful ruling in favor of local unions.
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Arbitrators at the Supreme Court of Canada have made a powerful ruling in favor of local unions.
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Glass facade of the Supreme Court in Brasilia destroyed by a shock wave from 2 Mirage 2000 fighter j...
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Glass facade of the Supreme Court in Brasilia destroyed by a shock wave from 2 Mirage 2000 fighter jets.
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People gather in front of the Supreme Court as arguments on the issue of same-sex marriage were hear...
People gather in front of the Supreme Court as arguments on the issue of same-sex marriage were heard for the first time.
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The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington
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The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington
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The United States Supreme Court.
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The Supreme Court in Madrid  Spain
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The Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain
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