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Kentucky Clerk's Request For A Stay Is Denied By U.S. Supreme Court 1.9.2015 NPR News
Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, lost her bid for a stay when the U.S. Supreme Court denied her application.
Supreme Court rules against Kentucky clerk in gay marriage case 1.9.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of ...
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Nelson Shanks dies at 77, painter of presidents and royalty 1.9.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Nelson Shanks, a painter renowned for his portraits of prominent figures ranging from presidents to a pope to royalty, has died at his home in Pennsylvania at the age of 77.
Kentucky clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses is out of luck: Supreme Court rejects her case 1.9.2015 LA Times: Commentary
A Kentucky county clerk claimed for months that she had a religious liberty right to refuse to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples. She took her argument all the way to the Supreme Court.
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Don't mess up Social Security 1.9.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Volatility in the stock market over the last couple of weeks has caused enormous unease among investors big and small. Tens of millions of people with much of their retirement money in the market are worried about seeing a sudden plunge in prices. Many of these people will sell their stock to protect...
McDonnell can remain free while Supreme Court decides on review 1.9.2015 Washington Post: Politics
McDonnell can remain free while Supreme Court decides on review
Former Virginia governor can stay out of jail pending appeal, Supreme Court says 1.9.2015 LA Times: Nation
Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's bid to overturn his corruption conviction got a boost Mondayfrom the Supreme Court, which granted his request to remain out of prison as his lawyers press an appeal. 
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Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services 1.9.2015 NPR News
Ohio has put many restrictions on abortion. Since 2010, about half the clinics performing the procedure in the state have closed. But Dr. David Burkons sees offering abortion as part of patient care.
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Federal Judge Hands Down The Wackiest Anti-Birth Control Court Decision To Date 1.9.2015 Think Progres

In a significant escalation of the birth control wars, a federal judge held on Monday that employers who object to contraception can refuse to include birth control coverage in their employees' health plan -- even if their objection to birth control has nothing whatsoever to do with religion.

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Supreme court: Virginia's ex-governor can stay out of prison during appeal 1.9.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Bob McDonnell’s lawyers expected to ask justices to hear former Republican leader’s full appeal after he was convicted in a corruption scandal

The US supreme court on Monday granted a request by former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell to remain out of prison while he appeals his corruption convictions.

In a brief unsigned order, the court said McDonnell, who was governor from 2010 until 2014, would not have to report to prison until he completes the appeals process.

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Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case 1.9.2015 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group that challenged a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul....
Conservatives Are Waiting For Their Shot At Dismantling The New Deal 31.8.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
It's always so depressing to read these articles, because the conservative legal movement's Federalist Society has so much more money on its side. (We have the American Constitution Society. You probably never heard of it.) They have extensive infrastructure, they have connections, they recruit and offer financial aid to young law students, they ease their way and oh, by the way, here's what we want to do: Destroy the very idea of social contracts. Don't kid yourself, this next election is the most pivotal one we've seen in our lifetime. Via Brian Buetler at the New Republic: Conservatives, Barnett said, “have to decide, ‘Well, why am I furious? What am I furious at? ... They put John Roberts on the court. I didn’t put him on the court. Bill Clinton didn’t put him on the court. George Bush put him on the court, and he was considered by the Ted Cruzes of this world as a superstar, and then look what he does. There’s something wrong with this ...
India allows Jains to continue fasting until death 31.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
The Jain religious minority won a significant legal victory Monday when India's Supreme Court upheld the practice of fasting until death.
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The Daily 202: Ted Cruz’s dad embraces an attack dog role 31.8.2015 Washington Post: Politics
The Daily 202: Ted Cruz’s dad embraces an attack dog role
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Appeals panel set to hear arguments on constitutionality of state's death penalty system 31.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
When a federal appeals court hears arguments Monday on the constitutionality of California's death penalty system, the judges' questions are likely to be more about legal procedure than the "dysfunction" in the way the state handles capital punishment.
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‘Cadillac tax’ portion of Affordable Care Act is the next target 31.8.2015 Washington Post: Editorials
THE AFFORDABLE Care Act served dessert first, offering subsidized health coverage across the country before some of its less popular provisions were scheduled to take effect. But the government soon will start asking the country to eat its vegetables as cost-control measures phase in — and a lot of powerful lobbies are going to fight back. Read full article ...
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Kentucky clerk who opposes same-sex marriage turns to Supreme Court for help 31.8.2015 LA Times: Top News
'My body, my choice' is not true for women in poverty, in federal employment, or in the military 31.8.2015 Daily Kos
"My body, my choice" is a privilege for those whose insurance provides coverage for abortions (assuming that their employers don't object), or who can afford to pay the expense out of pocket. That privilege doesn't extend to women who receive Medicare or Children's Healthcare Insurance Program benefits, the dependents of federal employees, dependents of military service members, Peace Corps volunteers, clients of Indian Health Service, and women in federal prisons, including immigration detention centers. As many as 20 million women are impacted not just by the 1976 Hyde Amendment (which has been reauthorized every year since), but by additional restrictions imposed by Congress in the early 1980s. On July 10, Congressional Reps. Barbara Lee of California, Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, and Diana DeGette of Colorado, introduced H.R.2972, the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2015 . Under the EACH Woman Act, access to safe, legal abortions would be restored for women ...
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The Living Constitution: A Reconsideration 30.8.2015 Balkinization
The Living Constitution: A Reconsideration
BCCI to move apex court on Srinivasan issue: Dalmiya 30.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
Kolkata, Aug 30 : The Indian cricket board will approach the Supreme Court in the next two-three days to seek its opinion on whether N. Srinivasan can attend its meetings, a top official said on Sunday.
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