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US Politics & Gov't

Tell the Senate: Pass the Bill to Reverse Supreme Court's Birth Control Ruling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: petitions, Supreme Court, bills, Congress, birth control )

Freya
- 165 days ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
Last week's Supreme Court decision gutting access to birth control was devastating -- but the good news is that something can be done.
Tell Senate: Overturn Citizens United
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Citizens United, September 8, Senate, vote, urgent, Supreme Court, unlimited political spending )

Dandelion
- 107 days ago - act.credoaction.com
On September 8, the Senate is scheduled to vote on a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and other toxic Supreme Court decisions that have opened the floodgates to unlimited political spending by corporations.
Justice Antonin Scalia: Constitution Allows Religion to Be Favored Over Secularism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Scalia, religion, Separation of Church and State, government, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, constitution )

Carrie
- 81 days ago - rawstory.com
"I think the main fight is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to persuade them to be true: that the separation of church and state means that the government cannot favor religion over non-religion,"Scalia told a crowd at...
Excuse Me, But We Shouldn't Be Moving on From West Virginia's Chemical Spill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, West Virginia, coal industry, Supreme Court, ethics, health conditions, politics, media, lies, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 322 days ago - rawstory.com
Authorities in West Virginia declared the water of 300,000 residents affected by last month's chemical spill safe to drink on 14 January, just five days after the incident. Since then, a few things have happened.
At the Supreme Court, the NRA Finally Loses One
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, NRA, gun control, Good News, Americans, government, news )

Carrie
- 188 days ago - thedailybeast.com
The Supreme Court did something today I didn't think was possible: It actually disagreed with the National Rifle Association. In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court rejected pleas by the NRA to essentially gut safeguards implemented to prevent the...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citizens United Was The Current Supreme Court's Worst Ruling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, Citizens United, ethics, Americans, government, politics, elections )

Carrie
- 84 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The first Supreme Court ruling Ginsburg would send to the guillotine would be the Court's decision in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, giving corporations and unions the green light to give and spend unlimited sums of money...
Free Speech and the Roberts Court: Uncertain Protections
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, freedom of speech, ethics, society, government, politics )

Carrie
- 201 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Court has repeatedly insisted in sweeping terms that rigid, history-based rules are necessary to save speech from tyranny. Thus, while upholding borderline speech claims that involve significant social harms and barely implicate concerns of...
Justice Ginsburg: Ferguson Exposes Lingering Racial Tensions the Supreme Court Has Ignored
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Justice Ginsburg, racism, Supreme Court, sadness, politics, government, ethics, corruption, freedoms )

Carrie
- 122 days ago - rawstory.com
The 81-year-old justice spoke to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about her disappointment in the lack of racial progress in the U.S. and that the Court -- which was "once a leader in the world at rooting out racial injustice" -- struck down key...
Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, women, abortion politics, safety, freedoms, rights, ethics, crime )

Carrie
- 179 days ago - msnbc.com
In a unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law Thursday that set a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, saying it violates the First Amendment. Massachusetts had argued that the buffer zone, which anti-abortion ...
Taliban, Meet Hobby Lobby
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Taliban, Hobby Lobby, religion, ethics, crime, government, politics )

Carrie
- 171 days ago - newyorker.com
Tehrik-e-Taliban, the Pakistani Taliban, is a closely held, profit-making enterprise organized on religious principles. So sincere are the Taliban's religious beliefs that its followers have assassinated scores of public-health workers who...
The Supreme Court's Baffling Tech Illiteracy Is Becoming a Big Problem
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, technology, political news, Americans, government )

Carrie
- 177 days ago - salon.com
If one thing was clear from decisions handed down this week, it's that SCOTUS is clueless on technology. The justices are behind the times. Twenty-first century technology has come to the Court, but the Court hasn't come to the twenty-first century.
The Most Partisan Supreme Court Justice Of All
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Supreme Court, Alito, politics, government, ethics, corruption, republicans, constitution, freedoms )

Carrie
- 167 days ago - thinkprogress.org
If Alito's Hobby Lobby opinion -- the second of the two decisions he handed down on Monday -- proves anything, it is that Alito has mastered the art of reading legal authorities that cut sharply against his position, and then authoring a legal opinion...
Bernie Sanders in Iowa: Soldiers Didn't Die 'So Billionaires Could Buy Elections' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, candidates, elections, news, Iowa, Bernie Sanders, politics, Citizen's United, Supreme Court, economy, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 98 days ago - rawstory.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said over the weekend that his top priority was overturning the Supreme Court's Citizen's United decision because he did not believe that U.S. armed forces had "fought and died for democracy so that billionaires can buy election
Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court's Most Pro-Corporate Member, Makes Good on Right-Wing Investments in Him
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, politics, government, constitution, healthcare, freedoms )

Carrie
- 171 days ago - alternet.org
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ended this Supreme Court session with a bang, writing the majority opinion in two cases that gave for-profit corporations the right to make religious liberty claims to evade government regulation and set the stage for...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Trolls Scalia in Blistering Dissent of Hobby Lobby Ruling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Americans, ACA, healthcare, ethics, constitution, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 174 days ago - rawstory.com
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said the ruling on the Hobby Lobby case was based on a misreading of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and would likely open the door to a host of unintended consequences.
 

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