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Florida Supreme Court Shoots Down ‘Stand Your Ground on Steroids’ Law

July 3, 2017

Stand Your Ground on Steroids Gets Shot Down The Florida Supreme Court just shot down a law that could be called Stand Your Ground on Steroids, which the NRA lobbied for this spring. On June 9th, Florida Governor Rick Scott…

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Trump Claims Protesting at His Rallies Violates HIS Rights, Files Motion to Silence Dissent

April 21, 2017

No Freedom of Speech For Protesters Attorneys for President Donald Trump argued on Thursday that anti-Trump protesters stepped on his First Amendment Rights when they expressed “dissenting views” at his campaign rallies. The filing was spurred by a case brought by…

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Federal Judge Blocks Controversial Abortion Ultrasound Law

April 3, 2017

A federal judge has blocked an Indiana mandate requiring pregnant women to submit to an ultrasound at least 18 hours prior to having an abortion, ruling that the mandate is likely unconstitutional and causes women, particularly low-income women, to face “clearly…

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GOP Staffer Testifies: Voter ID Laws Designed To Block Democrats

May 26, 2016

Voter ID laws are a sure-fire way to disenfranchise Democratic voters and prevent them from going to the polls. Especially in Wisconsin, where Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is running for a second term and facing off against former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold. What…

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Oregon Judge Vance Day Refusing To Marry Gay Couples

September 8, 2015

A circuit court judge in Oregon is now joining Kim Davis on a list of fanatical religious zealots who don’t understand either the Bible or the Constitution, and is refusing to perform marriage ceremonies. And now, he’s raising money to…

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Voters, Courts Beat Back Scourge Of Gerrymandering In Two Unlikely States

July 11, 2015

It’s hard to find anyone who thinks that American democracy is working as intended. Between billionaires buying our elections, the revolving door, and relentless corporate lobbying, the game seems permanently rigged. Gerrymandering is another major pillar of dysfunction, that until…

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Korea’s Struggling Gay Movement Celebrates #LoveWins #동성결혼

June 26, 2015

Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states will reverberate socially and politically not only across America, but across planet Earth. This was evident on Twitter, especially from Tweets coming out of South Korea. The…

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SCOTUS Upholds Obamacare, Saves Red States From GOP

June 25, 2015

The Roberts Supreme Court has once again saved the Affordable Care Act, referred to derisively or exultingly, depending on your view, as Obamacare. In a 6-3 vote, Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion, Kennedy, and the Court’s 4 liberals, upheld…

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