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South Carolina Supreme Court rules journalist can publish diary of James Brown's widow 6.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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New play cross-examines Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, delving into guns, gay marriage 6.3.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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McConnell Is Now Telling States To Ignore Obama’s Carbon Emission Rules 5.3.2015 Think Progres

The majority leader is continuing his crusade against the Obama administration's regulatory plan to fight climate change.

The post McConnell Is Now Telling States To Ignore Obama’s Carbon Emission Rules appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Meet The Same-Sex Couples Plunged Into Chaos By Alabama’s Marriage Equality Ruling 5.3.2015 Think Progres

"It's heartbreaking that this is the state where I was born, where I've grown up, where I've chosen to make a career, where my tax dollars go to keeping the city up, yet I'm denied equal rights and treated like I'm unwanted," said Birmingham attorney Shane Smith.

The post Meet The Same-Sex Couples Plunged Into Chaos By Alabama’s Marriage Equality Ruling appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare 5.3.2015 NPR: Healthcare
Bills concerning health care exchanges are pending in at least 16 states. The measures are split pretty evenly between ones that seek to bolster the exchanges and those that would impede or bar them.
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Supreme Court date set for same-sex marriage 5.3.2015 Daily Kos
It's on! The Supreme Court has set the date of April 28 to hear oral arguments in several cases that challenge statewide bans on same-sex marriage. Here are the two questions attorneys will spend two and a half hours exploring: • Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? • Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state? Same-sex marriage is currently legal in 37 states. The court is expected to issue a ruling on the cases in ...
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Supreme Court Sets Oral Argument In Same-Sex Marriage Cases For April 28th 5.3.2015 Outside the Beltway
The Supreme Court has set oral argument in the same-sex marriage cases for April 28th: The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28 and make audio of the proceedings available later that day. The gay marriage cases mark the only time this term that the court has agreed to the quick […]
Michelle Alexander: Roots of Today's Mass Incarceration Crisis Date to Slavery, Jim Crow 5.3.2015 Truthout.com
As the Justice Department sheds new light on the racist criminal justice system in Ferguson, legal scholar Michelle Alexander looks at the historical roots of what she describes as "the new Jim Crow." From mass incarceration to police killings to the drug war, Alexander explores how the crisis is a nationwide issue facing communities of color. "Today we see millions of poor people and folks of color who are trapped, yet again, in a criminal justice system which are treating them like commodities, like people who are easily disposable," Alexander says. "We are not on the right path. … It’s not about making minor reforms and plodding along in the same direction. No, its about mustering the courage to have a major reassessment of where we are as America, reckon with our racial history as well as our present, and build a broad-based movement rooted in the awareness of the dignity and humanity of us all." TRANSCRIPT: This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Our guest for the ...
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Millions Could Lose Obamacare Coverage as Supreme Court Weighs Dubious Koch-Backed Case 5.3.2015 Truthout.com
The U.S. Supreme Court has heard arguments in a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." The Competitive Enterprise Institute, backed by the billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch, sued the government over an aspect of the law dealing with tax subsidies. The legal question before the court focuses on a four-word phrase in the Affordable Care Act, which says subsidies are available to those buying insurance on exchanges "established by the state." Plaintiffs claim the wording does not include some 7.5 million people in 34 states who get their insurance through federal exchanges, after their states declined to run exchanges of their own. If the government loses the case, millions of people would lose the subsidies needed to help pay for private health insurance. Justices appeared sharply divide during Wednesday’s arguments, and a decision is expected by late June. We are joined by Ian Millhiser, who attended Wednesday’s court hearing. He is a senior fellow at the Center for American ...
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Curbs on Surveillance State Urged 5.3.2015 ConsortiumNews.com
Curbs on Surveillance State Urged
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Supreme Court to provide same-day audio for April 28 same-sex marriage arguments 5.3.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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To nobody’s surprise, Supreme Court seems split on health care law 5.3.2015 The Moderate Voice

To nobody’s surprise, Supreme Court seems split on health care law WASHINGTON — A clearly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday put Obamacare under the microscope once again, with the tentative prognosis looking rather positive for the president’s signature health care law. During an unusually long oral argument, several members of the court, including potential swing [...]

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WI Supreme Court Wants To Hush Up John Doe 5.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Later this year, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will be hearing three cases regarding the John Doe investigation into the illegal collaboration between Scott Walker, his campaign and dark money special interest groups, like the Wisconsin Club for Growth. In advance of the hearings, the Supreme Court are considering some unusual maneuvers : In a highly unusual move, the state Supreme Court is considering holding all or part of its oral arguments in secret in a case focused on whether Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and conservative groups illegally worked together in recall elections. In a five-page order issued late Wednesday, the court told attorneys involved in the case to file briefs next week spelling out whether they believe the public should be prohibited from attending all or part of the arguments on April 17 and 20. The court also wants the attorneys to weigh in on whether to allow live television coverage of the arguments, as has been happening for years for all of the high court's cases. The court ...
Supreme Court sets gay marriage arguments for April 28; decision expected before July 5.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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The Daily Digest: King vs. Burwell edition 5.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
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Hearing date for Bangladesh convict's plea to be fixed on Sunday 5.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Defiant Alabama justices: Until US Supreme Court rules, we're in charge 5.3.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement.
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Obamacare, emails and apathy 5.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Brendan Nyhan /NY Times: The report Monday that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state raises a number of important questions about government transparency and access to public records. Unsurprisingly, however, the conversation quickly veered from matters of policy into ominous speculation about the political consequences for Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic Party presidential front-runner, including hyperbolic suggestions that the emails could “shake up the 2016 race,” cause irreparable damage to her, cause her to lose the general election, or even help force her out of the race. The actual public response to the controversy is likely to be a combination of apathy and partisanship. Few Americans are paying attention to any aspect of the campaign at this point. Those who do notice will most likely divide largely along partisan lines, with Democrats interpreting her actions more charitably, especially once they see Republicans attacking ...
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Bangladesh war crime convict files review petition 5.3.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Alabama state justices: Until US Supreme Court rules on gay marriage, we're still in charge 5.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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