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March 17, 2014
19:22 // 1 month ago
February 27, 2014

Ever wonder what it’d be like if someone protested during a Supreme Court oral argument session—and someone got it on tape? Wonder no more: here’s a video of someone doing just that in a protest against Citizens United.

20:36 // 1 month ago
January 1, 2014
Though many aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are set to begin implementation today, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has granted a temporary injunction to two churches that plan to challenge the new law’s conctraception mandate, effectively making them exempt from the new legislation until the organizations have had time to challenge the mandate’s legitimacy in court. Justice Sotomayor has given the government until Friday to respond to her injunction. (Photo via UC Irvine) source

Though many aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are set to begin implementation today, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has granted a temporary injunction to two churches that plan to challenge the new law’s conctraception mandate, effectively making them exempt from the new legislation until the organizations have had time to challenge the mandate’s legitimacy in court. Justice Sotomayor has given the government until Friday to respond to her injunction. (Photo via UC Irvine) source

18:19 // 3 months ago
December 16, 2013
[T]he almost-Orwellian technology that enables the Government to store and analyze the phone metadata of every telephone user in the United States is unlike anything that could have been conceived in 1979. … The notion that the Government could collect similar data on hundreds of millions of people and retain that data for a five-year period, updating it with new data every day in perpetuity, was at best, in 1979, the stuff of science fiction.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, in his decision on the NSA’s wiretapping, citing a 1979 Supreme Court case, Smith v. Maryland, cited as a key case for allowing for the tracking of phone-service metadata.
14:40 // 4 months ago
November 26, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: November 26, 2013

Pope Francis, the pope for people who don’t like popes, argues in a new document that unbridled capitalism is a misdeed on the world, which should lead to a few turns at confession for the banking industry.

Speaking of religion, the Supreme Court is going to hear an Obamacare challenge regarding its birth control requirements for businesses who don’t wanna offer them for religious reason.

Thanks to that whole Benghazi fiasco, 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan will be stuck at home snacking on Ben & Jerry’s.

Not leaving jail anytime soon? O.J. Simpson.

Apparently, animals were harmed.

23:50 // 4 months ago
16:46 // 4 months ago
November 6, 2013
18:59 // 5 months ago
October 7, 2013
9:45 // 6 months ago
September 1, 2013
breakingnews:

Ginsburg becomes first Supreme Court member to officiate at same-sex marriage
NBC News: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court member to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony on Saturday.
Ginsburg officiated at the marriage of longtime friend Michael M. Kaiser to economist John Roberts. Kaiser serves as president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The wedding took place in Washington, D.C.Photo: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg marries Michael M. Kaiser, left, and John Roberts in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Margot Schulman)

An action that speaks for itself. 

breakingnews:

Ginsburg becomes first Supreme Court member to officiate at same-sex marriage

NBC NewsJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court member to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony on Saturday.

Ginsburg officiated at the marriage of longtime friend Michael M. Kaiser to economist John Roberts. Kaiser serves as president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 

The wedding took place in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg marries Michael M. Kaiser, left, and John Roberts in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday. (Margot Schulman)

An action that speaks for itself. 

1:46 // 7 months ago
August 20, 2013
Kagan said that a case involving violent video games prompted some of her fellow justices to try their hands at a few of the titles in question. “It was kind of hilarious,” she recalled.

Oh my goodness can you imagine all the Supreme Court judges getting together at Clarence Thomas’s place and ordering a bunch of pizza and playing Team Fortress and Counterstrike and Call of Duty all night to get perspective on video game violence? And Kagan and Sotomayor have both played for years and everyone else is terrible at it and they’re all just chilling out eating pizza? I want this to happen so badly. (via jakke)

LTMC: This ends with Sotomayor throwing the controller down and screaming “LAWYERED” at everyone while Clarence Thomas bitches at Scalia for eating the last of the wings and getting blue cheese on his Holy Cross hoodie.

(via letterstomycountry)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s a gamer, but it wasn’t really her scene. Everyone knows RBG loves RPGs.

(via letterstomycountry)

17:30 // 8 months ago