On Thursday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NSA's bulk collection of telephone metadata is illegal under current law.
Passing up a deadline to appeal to the Supreme Court, Florida Governor Rick Scott ended efforts to require drug testing welfare recipients.
As the group of bishops were the instigators behind the Neo-American religious imposition as freedom ideology, it was not surprising that they came up with yet another twist on how they exercise "their" religious freedom.
It's past time for the issue of gay marriage to be decided at the national, not just the local, level. The progress witnessed by the number of states that have approved same-sex marriage in recent years has been encouraging, but this should never have been a state's rights sort of issue.
There are two issues guaranteed to get the wing-nuts to the polls even if they have to crawl on their bellies over barbed wire in a typhoon. The first is anything to do with not being able to let their kids under ten play with howitzers; the second voting magnet is anything to do with the possibility that Bob and Bruce might marry.
The Supreme Court's anti-democracy wing; Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy issued an announcement that their decision was not on the merits of the case because they had not yet heard any oral arguments defending voting restrictions. They just believed so strongly that since Ohio's Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted invested such an incredible amount of time and energy to disenfranchise minority and working-class voters, and labeled his "appeal" an emergency.
At issue is whether a secular corporation with no business relationship or involvement in a religion can be considered religious and force its employees to follow the corporation's religious beliefs.