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Judge Blocks Ban: “Human Decency” Over Trump’s “Disgraceful” Discrimination

Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Judge Blocks Ban: “Human Decency” Over Trump’s “Disgraceful” Discrimination

The ruling came from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who explained that the travel ban proposed by Trump violates constitutional protections because “a reasonable, objective observer—enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequences of events leading to its issuance—would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion”—specifically Islam.

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These 3 Judges Hold the Fate Of The Internet In Their Hands

Posted by on November 26, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Internet Control with 2 Comments
These 3 Judges Hold the Fate Of The Internet In Their Hands

Next week, a federal appeals court in Washington will hear one of its biggest cases of the year, one whose outcome will directly affect how Internet providers can alter your experience online. At stake are the government’s net neutrality rules…

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On 5th Anniversary of Citizens United, Groups Nationwide Decry Corporate Influence in Politics

Posted by on January 21, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
On 5th Anniversary of Citizens United, Groups Nationwide Decry Corporate Influence in Politics

On the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which unleashed a scourge of dark money and unlimited corporate spending in U.S. elections, a coalition of reform-minded organizations gathered on Wednesday to promote several key pieces of legislation aimed at countering the influence of big money in politics.

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Chelsea Manning may be Supreme Court Bound with New Lawyers

Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Chelsea Manning may be Supreme Court Bound with New Lawyers

Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s defense team gained two high-profile lawyers, Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward. The former soldier was convicted in August 2013 on 20 charges, including espionage, for leaking confidential government documents to transparency website WikiLeaks. A statement on the Pvt. Manning Support Network webpage mentions the possibility of the new lawyers taking the appeal all the way Supreme Court. RT’s Lindsay France reports from the Supreme Court on these new developments.

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How Gay Marriage Won

Posted by on March 29, 2013 in Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
How Gay Marriage Won

Time magazine examines how gay marriage won over in the hearts, minds, and increasingly the law of the nation.

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The 7 Potential Outcomes In The Fight Over Gay Marriage

Posted by on March 26, 2013 in Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
The 7 Potential Outcomes In The Fight Over Gay Marriage

There are a number of possible outcomes in the two cases, which are separate but related.

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Supreme Court to Decide If Human Genes Are Patentable

Posted by on December 1, 2012 in Agencies & Systems, Technology with 0 Comments
Supreme Court to Decide If Human Genes Are Patentable

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether human genes can be patented, a hotly contested issue with broad practical and ethical consequences for the future of gene-based medicine for millions of people worldwide.

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Italian Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Are Causing Brain Tumors

Written by on October 22, 2012 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 5 Comments
Italian Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Are Causing Brain Tumors

Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that a link exists between brain tumor development and cell phone use.

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Two Supreme Court Cases About Dogs May Profoundly Impact Americans’ Privacy

Posted by on October 19, 2012 in Agencies & Systems with 1 Comment
Two Supreme Court Cases About Dogs May Profoundly Impact Americans’ Privacy

Michael Kelley | Business Insider On Oct. 31, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases from Florida about drug-sniffing dogs that will either affirm or weaken the constitutional privacy rights of Americans. Rulings favorable to the government would allow law enforcement to conduct warrantless searches and surveillance on an even more routine basis. The first case will ask the […]

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It Could Soon Be Illegal To Resell Your iPhone, Car, or Family Antiques

Posted by on October 13, 2012 in Agencies & Systems with 0 Comments
It Could Soon Be Illegal To Resell Your iPhone, Car, or Family Antiques

By Jennifer Waters | MarketWatch Tucked into the U.S. Supreme Court’s agenda this fall is a little-known case that could upend your ability to resell everything from your grandmother’s antique furniture to your iPhone 4. At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to buy and then […]

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Judge Napolitano: I Think the President Is Dangerously Close to Totalitarianism [video]

Posted by on April 7, 2012 in Politics with 0 Comments
Judge Napolitano: I Think the President Is Dangerously Close to Totalitarianism [video]

FOX News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano told Neil Cavuto: “I think the president is dangerously close to totalitarianism. A few months ago he was saying the Congress doesn’t count, Congress doesn’t mean anything… I’m going to rule by decree and by administrative regulation. Now he is basically saying the Supreme Court doesn’t count, it doesn’t […]

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17 Reasons I Refuse to File an Income Tax Return

Written by on January 22, 2012 in Government with 1 Comment
17 Reasons I Refuse to File an Income Tax Return

Will Kesler Activist Post #1 – Accepting a commission in the USAF I solemnly swore an oath to God that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. Therefore, I have publicly refused to […]

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U.S. Supreme Courts Immunizes Vaccine Makers From Lawsuits

Written by on February 24, 2011 in Agencies & Systems, Politics with 0 Comments
U.S. Supreme Courts Immunizes Vaccine Makers From Lawsuits

In a 6-to-2 ruling on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that vaccine manufacturers will be protected by federal law from parents who claim that vaccines harmed their children. The ruling now makes a special congressional tribunal the only way for parents to seek compensation for harm done by vaccines. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and […]

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