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Another Federal Boondoggle Is Disenfranchising Thousands of Voters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: The Help America Vote Act, voter identificaton, voter disenfranchisement, Supreme Court, felons, political chaos )

- 2009 days ago -
The Help America Vote Act was supposed to help states upgrade voting equipment & centralize electronic record-keeping in an effort to streamline voter eligibility verification. But like so many government initiatives, this one has gone horribly awry.
Supreme Court Decision Derails Federal Fraud Suit Against Voting Machine Company
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: rigged elections, supreme court, Mike Papantonio, RFK Jr )

- 2121 days ago -
"If a vote was missing then you could not legally count either of the two remaining 'original' votes," Singer charges. "You cannot count votes on a Hart machine any more than you could count 3 paper votes submitted by a single person, whether such votes a
Sheer Supremacy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: democracy, Supreme Court, usa, Constitution )

- 2131 days ago -
In a democracy, the ultimate power of government rests in the hands of the people... Electing different candidates or appointing different Supreme Court justices is like insisting upon kinder, gentler slavemasters instead of abolishing slavery.
The Great Divide on the Supreme Court - And Who Will Be Next?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, justice, Supreme Court appointments, Guananmo, liberal, conservative, vote, president )

- 2134 days ago -
Good coverage of the Supreme Court's vote to allow Guantanamo prisoners to challenge the US government in court - and why your vote in September is meaningful, even if it mean choosing the lesser of two evils.
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Habeas Corpus?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Guantanamo, habeas corous, McCain, Supreme Court )

- 2135 days ago -
McCain't, for one, along with a number of other Repugnicans. Now that the Supreme Court has afforded the right of habeas corpus to Guantanamo prisoners, right-wing fanatics are crying that the Supremes' decision will lead to the closure of the prison.
Human Rights Watch: We "Are Concerned About USA's Criminal Justice System"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: United States, World, Prison, Federal, Law, Government, Prison Industry, Human Beings, Trade, Market, Corporations, Judicial System, Justice, Corruption, Ethics, Congress, Freedom, Supreme Court, Constitution of the United States, Prison Nation, Drug )

- 2139 days ago -
US incarceration rates are climbing even higher. Statistics released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics show that for every 100,000 American Citizens 762 are in Prison. No other Nation in the world puts this many of its People in Prison.
Supreme Court Says Police May Search Even If Arrest Invalid
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Supreme Court, Supreme Court rulings, police, search and seize, evidence, arrests, state laws )

K. A.
- 2186 days ago -
The Supreme Court affirmed Wednesday that police have the power to conduct searches and seize evidence, even when done during an arrest that turns out to have violated state law.
Supreme Court Inc.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Corporate rule, supreme court )

- 2222 days ago -
While the Rehnquist Court heard less than one antitrust decision a year, on average, between 1988 and 2003, the Roberts Court has heard seven in its first two terms -- and all of them were decided in favor of the corporate defendants.
The Supremes Protect Medical Device Manufacturers - Another Bush Victory
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Bush, corporate protections, law, lawsuits, liability, health, FDA )

- 2249 days ago -
In a decision renderted yesteray, "the makers of medical devices...are immune from liability for personal injuries as long as the Food and Drug Administration approved the device before it was marketed and it meets the agency's specifications." THE FDA???
Stephen J. Fortunato Jr. | Supreme Court Inc.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Supreme Courtesans, corporatocracy )

- 2326 days ago -
No relief from unreasonable searches, said a unanimous court, for a white couple that was rousted out of bed and forced to stand naked before police finally realized that the subjects of their search warrant were supposed to be African American (Los Angel
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, 1939, 2nd amendment, district of columbia, ban handguns )

K. A.
- 2342 days ago -
The Supreme Court HAS agreed to decide whether the District of Columbia can ban handguns in a case that puts justices squarely into the right-to-bear arms argument. Court has not heard a case involving the Second Amendment since 1939!!
Canada Court: AWOL U.S. Soldiers Not Refugees
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GI's, AWOL, Canada, Supreme Court, refugee, deportation, iraq, military, war, troops, bush )

- 2346 days ago -
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday refused to hear an appeal by two U.S. military deserters who sought refuge in the country to avoid deployment to Iraq, a conflict they argued is "immoral and illegal."
The Angriest Justice
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: justice, supreme court, abuse, SupremeCourt, republicans, dishonesty, lies )

- 2386 days ago -
The rage (Clarence Thomas) harbors raises questions about whether he can sit as an impartial judge in many of the cases the Supreme Court hears.
Chief Justice Roberts Suffers Seizure
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: justice, law, supreme court, bush, bushadministration, government )

- 2454 days ago -
Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure at his summer home in Maine on Monday, causing a fall that resulted in minor scrapes, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.
"Impeachment Is The Cure"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bush, Cheney, impeachment, Congress, Republicans, Politics, dishonesty, war, troops, ethics, corruption, cover-up, Supreme Court, Justice )

- 2469 days ago -
The Bush/Cheney White House is now in open defiance of Congress, the wishes of the American people, the Constitution, and the rule of law, and . . .

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