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SCOTUS Skeptical of Sarbanes-Oxley Prosecution Over…Fish?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 2:20pm 11/6/2014 at 2:20pm

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was passed in an effort to reform the finance and governance structures in corporate America. Although the language of the Act is notoriously broad, it has mostly been applied to those in the corporate world who make missteps during investigations into their financial practices.

Then, of...

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Obama 2008: Israel can keep its undivided capital of Jerusalem, if it likes it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11:34am 11/4/2014 at 11:34am
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Yesterday was oral argument at the Supreme Court in a lawsuit over whether Congress had the power to designate Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel on passports.

The case is Zivotofsky v. Kerry, and the issue is a fight between Congress and the Executive Branch, Via Scotus Blog:

Issue: Whether a federal statute...

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Wisconsin John Doe targets to seek US Supreme Ct review

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:35am 10/24/2014 at 11:35am

Yesterday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by two targets of the Wisconsin John Doe investigation to rehear a decision by a three-judge panel to vacate an injunction issued by...

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Supreme Court allows Texas Voter ID law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:47am 10/18/2014 at 10:47am

AP reports via HuffPo:

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo...

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SCOTUS Blocks Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00am 10/15/2014 at 7:00am

The Supreme Court has issued an unsigned order blocking key provisions of sweeping new health care regulations from being enforced against Texas abortion providers.

Via Fox News:

In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion rights advocates and health care providers in suspending an Oct. 2 ruling by a panel of the...

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Judge tosses out Texas Voter ID as U.S. Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin Voter ID

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:05am 10/10/2014 at 10:05am
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A federal District Court judge has ruled that Texas’ embattled voter ID law is unconstitutional. This news came just hours after the Supreme Court granted a request from civil rights activists to block similar requirements in Wisconsin.

In a 147 page opinion, U.S....

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Supreme Court may have decided gay marriage issue by not deciding

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11:28am 10/6/2014 at 11:28am

Many if not most observers expected the Supreme Court to take at least one of the cases for which review was sought in which the issue of whether same-sex marriage bans were constitutional was squarely presented.

None of the Supreme Court’s decisions in DOMA or the Prop. 8 litigation decided that issue.

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Harris Poll: Americans Balk at Lifetime SCOTUS Appointments

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 12:30pm 10/5/2014 at 12:30pm

A new poll from Harris Interactive suggests that 70% of Americans are uncomfortable with using a system of lifetime appointments to fill vacancies on our nation’s highest Court.

This shouldn’t come as a shock, and neither should that fact that millennials are far less likely to object to the idea of...

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Halbig goes en banc

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 5, 2014 at 3:02pm 9/5/2014 at 3:02pm

I don’t know how I missed this yesterday. Actually, I do know. I was off the internets for most of the day, and the world kept turning without me.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted (Order embedded at bottom of post) en banc (full court) hearing in the Halbig...

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SCOTUS blocks same sex marriage in Virginia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:10am 8/22/2014 at 7:10am

Last month, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional Virginia’s same sex marriage ban. This week, however, the Supreme Court put a hold on that ruling, meaning that for the time being gay marriages are blocked in Virginia:

While nearly all federal and state courts have ruled in favor...

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law·less·ness, noun

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:00pm 7/15/2014 at 6:00pm

law·less [law-lis]
adjective

1. contrary to or without regard for the law: lawless violence.
2. being without law; uncontrolled by a law; unbridled; unruly; unrestrained: lawless passion.
3. illegal: bootleggers’ lawless activity.

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So if Hobby Lobby were unincorporated, Chuck Schumer would be okay with its contraceptive policy?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 14, 2014 at 8:30am 7/14/2014 at 8:30am

The Hobby Lobby decision really brought out the hyperbole of the Democratic Party.

Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is no exception. Speaking at a press conference Thursday, he made some remarks about the decision. Eric Scheiner of CNS News reported:

At a press conference Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said people with religious beliefs...

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Aereo’s Last Stand

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:30am 7/11/2014 at 8:30am

Bloomberg reports that the executives of Aereo, Inc., are exploring ways to continue offering their streaming service by operating more like a cable TV provider. The startup’s owners s...

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Hillary Clinton’s Big Lie about Hobby Lobby

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8:30am 7/10/2014 at 8:30am

Hillary Clinton is a lawyer, and a smart one at that. So she knows better than this statement she made about the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision:

It’s very troubling that a salesclerk at Hobby Lobby who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her...

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Hobby Lobby beats the Bullies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 5:00pm 7/5/2014 at 5:00pm

In his new column at the Washington Post, George Will examines the recent rulings of the Supreme Court on Hobby Lobby and unions.

As usual, Will has the facts on his side:

The Supreme Court reins in government bullies

Two 5 to 4 decisions this week, on the final decision day of the Supreme...

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Supreme Court crafts injunction protecting Wheaton College out of Hobby Lobby whole cloth

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 6:28pm 7/3/2014 at 6:28pm

In light of the Hobby Lobby decision, the Supreme Court today granted an injunction pending appealy in favor of Wheaton College, which did not want to comply with certain Obamacare paperwork on religious grounds:

The application for an injunction having been submitted to JUSTICE KAGAN and by her referred to...

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Should female Supreme Court Justices think with their uteri?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 8:30am 7/3/2014 at 8:30am

Ruth Marcus thinks that the female SCOTUS justices do. And she thinks it’s a good thing:

How did the Supreme Court manage to agree unanimously that police must obtain a warrant before searching cellphones, yet split on whether employers must offer contraception as part of their health care plans?

My explanation, slightly crude...

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