The Supreme Court ruled on Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom. It was, a dissent said, “a decision of startling breadth.” The 5-to-4 ruling, which technically only applied to two companies owned […]
By Jennifer Chaussee
(Reuters) – The Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear an appeal of a court order that requires California to ensure that disabled inmates who are housed in county jails to ease crowding in state prisons receive appropriate accommodations.
The court’s denial highlighted tensions between the most populous U.S. state and federal courts about […]
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused an appeal from a Texas death row inmate whose attorneys had demanded that state officials disclose the source of drugs intended to execute him.
Robert James Campbell, 41, had avoided execution May 13 when the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stopped his punishment less than […]
America’s view on inmates sentenced to the death penalty is beginning to take a turn.
Modern America is starting to cringe and perhaps squirm a little at how the death pentalty executions are being carried out. Perhaps, we are too advanced as a society to cling to the notion that the death penalty either heals or […]
A recent report written by Daniel E. Martínez, an assistant professor of sociology at George Washington University for The American Immigration Council, reports that excessive force and physical abuse and excessive force top the list of hundreds of complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents., The complaints include charges that agents kicked a pregnant woman, […]
The Fight Over Freedom Of Speech in Alabama…
The firing of an Administrator of a juvenile rehabilitation program in Alabama, will soon go before the Supreme Court.
Edward Lane was fired because he testified truthfully that when he conducted an audit, he discovered that the program’s highest-paid employee, a state representative named Suzanne Schmitz, did no actual work. […]
President Barack Obama has Ordered a Review of Current Deportation Policy
President Barack Obama has ordered a review of Current Deportation Policy. Those of us who wish for a change in our immigration laws, are watching with interest what the administration does with the tens of thousands of immigrants who are here in the U.S. illegally […]
The Supreme Court in Navarette v. California just gutted our right to not be stopped by the police based upon an uncorroborated “tip” from an anonymous source.
Guess what the police found? A small amount of marijuana!
This is another example of how the Drug War and particularly the war on marijuana, destroys our constitutional […]
This Too Can Happen To You Series:
From time to time, we try to bring our readers stories we find that may impact their lives, but also stories that depict difficult circumstances and situations in which people find themselves.
So in this series we call “This Two Can Happen To You,” we try to encourage individuals […]
US Price Fixing Laws Gain a Long Arm
On April 4, 2014, the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced the first successful extradition in a price fixing and market rigging case. A German appeals court had approved the extradition of Romano Pisciotti, an Italian national, in February 2014. Germany’s Constitution generally protects […]