Tag Archives: Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, a vile and cowardly relic from the Clinton years, was today struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. By a 5-4 vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy writing in the majority … Continue reading

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sleeps Through SOTU Address

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 While President Obama was spared the hostile presence of Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia who did not attend last night’s State of the Union address, their colleague, 77-year old Justice Ruth … Continue reading

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Want to Talk to Kagan’s Family? Permission Denied

Friday, May 14, 2010 The Obama White Houses has constructed a wall around Elena Kagan’s family in the run-up to the Senate Judiciary Hearings. Traditionally, it’s the nominee who is made unavailable to the media in order to keep them … Continue reading

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Elena Kagan Has Ties to Goldman Sachs

Monday, May 10, 2010 President Obama’s curious choice of Solicitor General Elena Kagan for U.S. Supreme Court Justice was a paid member of an advisory panel for the embattled investment firm Goldman Sachs, according to Federal financial documents. Kagan was … Continue reading

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Obama’s Top 10 SCOTUS Considerations Ignore Out Lesbian Candidates

Sunday, April 25, 2010 According to the New York Times, President Obama is interviewing up to 10 possible choices to replace retiring US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and his top 3 include: Solicitor General Elena Kagan 5th Circuit … Continue reading

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American Family Association Rejects Any Gay SCOTUS Nominee

Thursday, April 15, 2010 When the subject is a potential gay or lesbian U.S. Supreme Court justice, the American Family Association doesn’t even try to mask its homophobia. In an unintentionally comedic missive appearing on the AFA website, Bryan Fischer … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Reverses Sotomayor, Rules for White Firefighters

Monday, June 29, 2009 The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, CT were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge. New … Continue reading

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Obama Turns a Deaf Ear to the Gay Community, Picks Sotomayor for Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 President Barack Obama selected U.S. Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, making her the first Hispanic in history picked to wear the robes of a U.S. Supreme Court justice. If confirmed, Sotomayor … Continue reading

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Out Lesbian a Contender for Supreme Court Nomination?

Friday, May 1, 2009 Stanford Law School professor Kathleen Sullivan, considered one of America’s top Constitutional scholars, is being mentioned as a possible replacement for departing Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who has announced he will retire at the end … Continue reading

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Obama May Get to Appoint Two Supreme Court Judges

Thursday, November 6, 2008 Another example what makes Barack Obama’s election significant. President Barack Obama may have the rare chance to appoint two judges to the Supreme Court, giving the former law professor an opportunity to make a further lasting … Continue reading

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