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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
- 232 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
- 174 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
- 148 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...
How the Roberts Supreme Court Has Strengthened the Powerful and Screwed Everyone Else
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, injustice, minorities, racism, Supreme Court, John Roberts, corruption, constitution, ethics, republicans, government, dishonesty, politics, abuse )

Carrie
- 19 days ago - thenation.com
The man who vowed to act as a neutral umpire calling balls and strikes has led a Court in which racial and religious minorities, women, workers and consumers have struck out regularly, while the economically and politically powerful have walked around...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Perfect Response When Asked About Women On The Supreme Court (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, politics, government, freedoms )

Carrie
- 20 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The 81-year-old Supreme Court justice, who has attained somewhat of a cult following for her stance on gender equality, told a gathering of law students Wednesday that people often ask her when she thinks there will be enough women on the court.
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
- 255 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...
Sen. Bernie Sanders Savages GOP's Vision for America in 'Litmus Test' of Presidential Run
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Iowa, Bernie Sanders, Citizen's United, Supreme Court, Vermont, elections, government, politics, republicans, democrats, ethics, freedoms, economy, news )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
The senator targeted the cost of college tuition, health care, and women's rights as issues which he believes have been hurt by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. "If youâEUR(TM)re concerned about any of those issues, you must ...
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
- 151 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
- 268 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 Admits to Keeping Stash of 'Notorious RBG' Shirts to Give to Friends (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, 'Notorious R.B.G.', popularity, Americans, good news, government, ethics, elections, media, news, politics )

Carrie
- 130 days ago - rawstory.com
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg acknowledged her Internet popularity as the "Notorious RBG," Sunday night in an interview with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, saying she keeps "quite a large supply" of t-shirts bearing her face.
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
- 189 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...
Taliban, Meet Hobby Lobby
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Taliban, Hobby Lobby, religion, ethics, crime, government, politics )

Carrie
- 238 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...
Shep Smith: States Fighting Marriage Equality Are the Same Ones That Opposed Integration (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, media, Fox News, ethics, Human Rights, same sex marriage, politics, government, Supreme Court )

Carrie
- 41 days ago - rawstory.com
With the Supreme Court seemingly poised to settle the legal question regarding same-sex marriages once and for all, Fox News host Shepherd Smith argued on Friday that the issue parallels that of civil rights for communities of color.
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
- 246 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 ...
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
- 244 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.
 

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