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Democrats and the Hypocrisy of Campaign Finance Reform

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8:00am
Sean Eldridge

Fresh off a Supreme Court ruling in the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a ruling which struck down overall limits on campaign contributions, the hypocrisy of the Democrat party in New York has been on full display.

Sean Eldridge, a congressional candidate in New York’s 19th district, released a statement in which...

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Hobby Lobby also argues its case in social media

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:15pm
http://youtu.be/empZxxB19nU

You may have heard about the upcoming Supreme Court case of Sebellius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

On November 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a case arising out of commitment of the Green family, the sole owners of Hobby Lobby S...

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U.S. Supreme Court takes Hobby Lobby Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 1:00pm
LI #07 Hobby Lobby

The last time we checked on Hobby Lobby after a 60,000 citizen buycott in support of its case against Obamacare, it looked likely that US Supreme Court would take up the case.

SCOTUS has now formally done just that.

The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review the lawsuit filed by Hobby Lobby...

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Justice Alito rips NY federal judge for requiring race- and sex-based law firm staffing

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:41am
US Supreme Court Equal Justice Building wording

Supreme Court Justices occasionally issue statements in connection with the Court’s decision not to accept a case for review.  Sometimes the statement is in the nature of a dissent, other times just to make a point.

Justice Alito has issued a blistering statement in connection with the Court’s denial of a Petition...

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Still swallowing Chief Justice Roberts’ bitter Obamacare pill

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8:15am

Seeing the protracted battle to hold back the unfolding destructive power of Obamacare, let’s remember that we did not need to be here.

Chief Justice John Roberts, targeted by a deliberate campaign of intimidation launched by Democrats from the President on down, joined with the four liberal Justices to uphold Obamacare.

Justice Roberts engaged in mental con...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Will banning racism be held racist?)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 6:40pm

The Supreme Court has another affirmative action case on its docket for next term, as explained by Jennifer Gratz (the plaintiff in Gratz v. Bollinger / U. Michigan), The two-faced defense of affirmative action (emphasis added):

Though last week’s Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas was not what many people...

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Fisher and the obsession with racial preferences

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 1, 2013 at 10:32pm

A follow up to the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. U. Texas.

John Yoo writes at National Review (emphasis mine):

Some conservatives are probably taking heart that the Court, by seven to one, reversed the lower court, which had upheld UT’s explicit use of racial preferences in its undergraduate admissions process….

But put me...

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Polygamy – another love that now dares speak its name again

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 11:55am

Long ago, and far away, we predicted that once the legal standard for equal protection of the law as to marriage became  ”love”  and consenting adults, without regard to gender, there would be no rational basis upon which to limit the number to two:

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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision – No Standing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10:26am

Via ScotusBlog live blog:

10:26 Amy Howe: We have Perry. By the Chief. The petitioners did not have standing to appeal the district court order.

10:28 Amy Howe: From the opinion: We have never before upheld the standing of a private party to defend the constitutionality of a...

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Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision — Section 4 invalid

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:11am

NOTE:  Tomorrow is the last opinion day — so we will get gay marriage and DOMA decisions.  Be here at 10 a.m.

Section 4 of Voting Rights Act held invalid. Full Opinion embedded at bottom of this post.

Via ScotusBlog live blog:

10:10 Amy Howe: Shelby County. The Chief writes.

10:11 Amy Howe: Holding: Section...

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Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10:15am

[Note -- More decisions will be released Tuesday -- check back here at 10 a.m.]

Full opinion embedded at bottom of post

Via ScotusBlog live blog:

10:14 Amy Howe: The opoinion by Kennedy. The Fifth Circuit is vacated and remanded.

10:15 Amy Howe: The holding is because the Fifth Circuit did not hold the university...

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Supreme Court leaves door open to Arizona requiring additional proof of citizenship – Wait, what?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 1:00pm

Most of what you have heard in the media about the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona is incomplete to the point of misleading.

It is true that the Court held that Arizona’s Proposition 200 (passed in 2004) requiring documentary proof of citizenship was invalid as contrary...

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DOMA day at Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:00am

Today is oral argument in Windsor v. United States, challenging the Defense of Marriage Act.

We have not followed the DOMA litigation very carefully to date.

We did cover the secondary boycott effort directed at the King & Spalding law...

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Reaction to Prop 8 oral argument (Audio added)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 11:36am

The oral argument just concluded.  The audio will be posted later.  Update Audio is here. Transcript is here.

Expect an avalanche of spin from various pundits — as if the spin matters.

I’ll link to numerous sources which I deem on the low-end of spin meter.  Beware predictions.  Who guessed how Chief...

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