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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Could Again Swing Obamacare Case In Government’s Favor

February 24th, 2015

  Feb. 24, 2015 By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Three years ago, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cast the tie-breaking vote in a ruling that saved President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform. As the high court prepares to weigh another challenge that could shatter Obamacare, a review of Roberts’ recent votes [...]

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State Supreme Court Justice Warns He May Abolish Marriage Entirely If Same-Sex Weddings Are Allowed

February 18th, 2015

  BY IAN MILLHISER POSTED ON FEBRUARY 18, 2015 AT 9:23 AM   “State Supreme Court Justice Warns He May Abolish Marriage Entirely If Same-Sex Weddings Are Allowed” If loving married couples like this one come to Alabama, Justice Glenn Murdock may try to destroy the institution of marriage An obscure, two-page opinion by an Alabama Supreme Court [...]

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This Supreme Court Decision Could Encourage One Of The Worst Forms Of Racism

February 17th, 2015

  Posted: 02/17/2015 9:26 am EST Updated: 25 minutes ago For the larger part of the 20th century, housing discrimination in the United States was overt and unambiguous. Racial segregation was largely the norm, and those who worked to preserve it were under little obligation, legal or social, to hide their intentions. At least it was easy to [...]

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COAKY Holds Prejudgment Interest, Unlike Attorney’s Fees, Need Not Be Requested in a Pleading

February 16th, 2015

By David Kramer | dkramer@dbllaw.com Share| The Kentucky Court of Appeals recently held that a party making a claim for recovery of liquidated damages that would give rise to entitlement to prejudgment interest need not plead a claim for such interest, since prejudgment interest on liquidated damages is awarded as a matter of right under Kentucky law. Hall v. [...]

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Obama Administration Is Quietly Racking Up Court Victories For Birth Control, Despite Hobby Lobby

February 15th, 2015

  BY IAN MILLHISER POSTED ON FEBRUARY 15, 2015 AT 12:56 PM “Obama Administration Is Quietly Racking Up Court Victories For Birth Control, Despite Hobby Lobby” On Wednesday, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld federal rules intended to ensure access to birth control, over a claim that employers who object to [...]

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Editorial: Government should pay legal fees when it loses public records lawsuits

February 15th, 2015

  Friday, February 13, 2015 6:48pm Florida’s open meetings and public records laws aren’t just under attack in the state Capitol. They also face a serious threat at the Florida Supreme Court. Florida’s open meetings and public records laws aren’t just under attack in the state Capitol. They also face a serious threat at the [...]

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Federal appeals court reverses birth control ruling

February 12th, 2015

Wednesday – Feb. 11, 2015 By Brian Bowling and Megha Satyanarayana Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 3:39 p.m. Updated 11 hours ago A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday the religious rights of the Catholic Church would not be violated if church officials are required to sign a paper certifying they morally object to providing health insurance coverage for [...]

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore: Tyrannical courts trample 10th Amendment

February 12th, 2015

  Roy S. Moore12:36 a.m. CST February 12, 2015   (Photo: AP)  4CONNECT 1TWEETLINKEDIN 2COMMENTEMAILMORE Under Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, the Constitution is “the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby.” Indeed, state courts have authority equal to that of federal trial and appellate courts to interpret [...]

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Gay Marriage Opponents’ Love Affair with Dred Scott

February 12th, 2015

  by Evan McMurry | 11:00 am, February 12th, 2015159 Earlier this week Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore instructed Alabama probate judges to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling that Alabama had to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, effectively legalizing gay marriage in the state. In an epic 25-minute battle on CNN this morning, Moore justified his dissension by repeated reference to [...]

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MN Supreme Court: Warrantless search OK in DUI cases

February 11th, 2015

Bob Collins February 11, 2015, 11:06 AM2 The Minnesota Supreme Court, in a series of decisions in recent years, has been on a likely collision course with the U.S. Supreme Court over your rights when stopped for driving under the influence, and a decision from the state court today may hasten that showdown. The issue is [...]

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