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A group of motel owners challenged a Los Angeles law that would allow the police to inspect hotel and motel guest registries without permission from a judge....
From: New York Times | By: ADAM LIPTAK | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The Supreme Court justice says she shares her "large supply" of merch from the Tumblr homage with friends...
From: Salon.com | Monday, October 20, 2014
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As watchdog citizens of this great nation well know, the Supreme Court is camera-shy. Since 1946, the Court has maintained that...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Jeff Labrecque | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Dahlia Lithwick puzzles over the recent spate of high-impact SCOTUS decisions that came in the form of injunctions and cert denials. She looks to explain why “unsigned, unexplained reasoning is the new black”: Between the state legislatures getting...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A new challenge to anti-discrimination tools looks likely to prevail. Here's what the practical effects will be...
From: Salon.com | Monday, October 20, 2014
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JohnOliver’sbigmeaty15-minutesegmentwasabouttranslatorsinAfghanistan.Itwasenlighteningandinfuriating,asmostofhisin-depthpiecesare,andyouarewelcometocontinuediscussingthatwithyourfriendsandadversariesallyoulikeonyourowntime,butfornowIneedyoutoshutupbecausehealsoreenactedSupremeCourtcaseswithdogsandthissh*trighthereisimportant....
From: Warming Glow | By: dguproxx | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Update/followup: See end of post for a chance to do some good, or at least try to. After a week off, John Oliver is back in crusading investigative comedy mode again, as Last Week Tonight brings us this story on the paperwork nightmare faced by Iraqis...
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Max Ehrenfreund (Max Ehrenfreund). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The Watergate campaign finance scandals led to a landmark law designed to limit the influence of money in politics. Forty years later, some say the scandal isn’t what is illegal, it’s what is legal....
From: New York Times | By: CLYDE HABERMAN | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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On the surface, Supreme Court justices seem to have it pretty easy: They decide only around 70 cases per year with a written opinion, meaning each of the nine justices on average gets assigned to write fewer than nine majority opinions per year. They...
From: Slate | By: Richard L. Hasen | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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I get a lot of racists visiting my website from time to time. Unfortunately I am linked to a couple of websites with less than desirable examples of human beings, and every now and then some of their regulars like to come into the fields.This is why...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Monday, October 20, 2014
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In a 6 to 3 decision Saturday, the high court allowed Texas' controversial voter ID law to be used in the 2014 midterms, with early voting to begin on Monday....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The Supreme Court ruled this weekend that a Texas voter I.D. law which has been ruled “deliberately discriminatory” can be used to restrict voting rights in this year’s midterm elections, which is just the latest of the Roberts Court’s injuries...
From: Liberaland | By: Tommy Christopher | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Monumental marijuana legalizations made last year in Washington and Colorado have been hailed as the most progressive in the country, but the history of Alaska’s weed acceptance outdates the two new pot-friendly states by nearly 40 years — dating...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Zachary Volkert | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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A couple long-time friends and readers brought this to my attention from 1994:In a city where name recognition is synonymous with success, Ron Klain has made a virtue of being unknown. As Attorney General Janet Reno’s chief of staff, he is all but...
From: Free Republic | By: Sipsey Street Irregulars | Monday, October 20, 2014
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With the assistance of a pack of adorable pooches, HBO's John Oliver mocks the Supreme Court's longstanding ban on cameras in the courtroom.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Jacob Gershman | Monday, October 20, 2014
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If Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who turns 82 next March, decided to retire before the end of 2016, would President Barack Obama be able to get an equally liberal replacement confirmed in what could very well be a fully Republican-controlled...
From: Mediaite | By: Matt Wilstein | Monday, October 20, 2014
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In an interview with Jeffrey Toobin for The New Yorker, President Obama cited the recent Supreme Court decision to not grant cert to any same-sex marriage cases as the best SCOTUS decision in his tenure: I asked him to name...
From: Good as You | By: G-A-Y | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Could the third time be the charm? Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari filed in May 2014 by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (Texas DHCA) in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive...
From: Above the Law | By: Peter Cubita | Monday, October 20, 2014
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From: Crooks and Liars | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A collision between marriage equality and religious liberty, but it seems clear that religious liberty should win this one.
From: Gone Hollywood | By: Doug Mataconis | Monday, October 20, 2014
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John Oliver took it to the Supreme Court Sunday night on his HBO comedy show and enlisted canine companions to prove his point. Also read: John Oliver Mocks America's Favorite Fall Treat: Pumpkin Spice Lattes (Video) Oliver is none too pleased that...
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Chariton | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Fox had the Dallas Cowboys on late Sunday afternoon, which means it had a good Sunday night on the Nielsen sheets. The network's comedy lineup — save “Mulaney” — all saw tune-in boosts in primetime following football. Still, NBC's primetime “Sunday...
From: The Wrap | By: Tony Maglio | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The Supreme Court won't allow cameras to capture their judicial arguments because they don't want their words taken out of context. They do, however, release audio footage, which John Oliver gently reminds them is just as (if not even more) dangerous....
From: Mashable | By: Tricia Gilbride | Monday, October 20, 2014
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President Barack Obama says the US Supreme Court's recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, October 20, 2014
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In an interesting recent article, and a post at Prawfsblawg, legal scholar Mark Kende argues that Justice Clarence Thomas approves of Korematsu v. United States, the notorious 1944 Supreme Court decision that upheld the internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans...
From: Free Republic | By: The Volokh Conspiracy | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Plus, he offers up some raw footage so you too can reenact your favorite Supreme Court cases
From: Time | By: Samantha Grossman | Monday, October 20, 2014
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President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Nobody could have seen this coming. The second Idaho got marriage equality, the crazed liberals who rule that state started oppressing supporters of traditional marriage right and left. Just look at this screaming headline from Tucker Carlson’s Internet...
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Come for the oral argument coverage, stay for the point where Justice Alito tries to hump Justice Kagan.......
From: Above the Law | By: Joe Patrice | Monday, October 20, 2014
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One of the data points that should be considered in assessing the significance of the balance of power in the U.S. Senate is the effect on presidential appointments: not just...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Ed Kilgore | Monday, October 20, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: Scott Johnson | Monday, October 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The life of a Supreme Court justice would be a “little bit too monastic” for President Obama, according to an interview he gave the New Yorker regarding his legal legacy. Obama also praised the Supreme Court’s recent decision not to review lower...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Barnes | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The Supreme Court will decide whether a convicted felon barred from possessing guns can sell or transfer the weapons to another person after he had surrendered them to authorities.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether hotel operators have grounds to challenge a Los Angeles city ordinance that allows police to view guest registries, a power that local officials say helps them investigate crimes including prostitution....
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Monday, October 20, 2014
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During a meeting with the San Antonio Express-News editorial board, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott declined to answer the board's hypothetical about whether he would have defended a law banning interracial marriage.
From: Mediaite | By: Evan McMurry | Monday, October 20, 2014
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On Sunday night, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with NPR reporter Nina Totenberg and former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch for a conversation about law, being a woman on the high court and Tumblr. The event...
From: Washington Post | By: Jaime Fuller | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The Supreme Court squashes one possible future of television.
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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One Texas judge says the new law could keep 600,000 mostly black and Latino voters from the polls....
From: The Atlantic | By: Allen McDuffee | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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One Texas judge says the new law could keep 600,000 mostly black and Latino voters from the polls....
From: The Atlantic | By: Allen McDuffee | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to referee a dispute over police access to hotel information about guests without first getting a search warrant.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Monday, October 20, 2014
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by Caroline CoxDavid Savage of the Los Angeles Times provides analysis of the Supreme Court’s action on the Texas voter ID law and its record on voting rights.In Slate, Richard Hasen praises Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent in the Texas voting...
From: American Constitution Society Blog | By: ccox | Monday, October 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The justices did not comment Monday...
From: New Orleans Times-Picayune | By: The Associated Press | Monday, October 20, 2014
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"Anyone who considers settlements acceptable places themselves outside the boundaries of democratic principle" -- Sir Alan York calls for shunning pols who support Israeli colonies. Well, 90 percent of the US Congress would have to go!
From: Mondoweiss | By: Philip Weiss | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Los Angeles police can enter hotels and motels and demand to check the guest registry without a search warrant....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: David G. Savage | Monday, October 20, 2014
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