Obama’s Supreme Court nomination: Latest round of 3-dimensional chess

President Obama didn’t let Republican intransigence stand in the way of doing his constitutional duty, nominating Judge Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court. With this action, once again Obama has shown how he’s two steps ahead of the GOP. Garland is chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of […]

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Short history of U.S. marriage equality on this historic day

Just adding my voice — even though it’s a straight one — to the happiness of people across the country who are celebrating marriage equality. But it’s worthwhile remembering how we got here. The saga actually begins in the early 1970s. In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to a ruling against a […]

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What are unintended effects of SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision?

Throwing all judicial precedent out the window, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that for-profit corporations can have religious beliefs. In a 5-4 decision by five Roman Catholic males (and don’t tell me those two factors don’t count), the court ruled that a for-profit company that is “closely held” has the right to decide on and […]

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