The Supreme Court will Weigh In on Obamacare… Again

The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will rule on Obamacare’s contraception mandate after multiple religious groups have taken issue with its mandate that they provide insurance coverage including contraception to employees. This is the fourth time a part of Obamacare will be evaluated by the court. Hobby Lobby won a Supreme Court case last year that allowed businesses to opt out of providing certain contraceptives for religious reasons. The Obama administration hoped to appease religious Read more […]

How the Benghazi Hearings Make Hillary Clinton Look Good

The biggest news coming out of the Benghazi hearings had nothing to do with the substance of its investigations. It didn’t have to do with whether or not Hillary Clinton had prior knowledge of the attacks, acted swiftly enough, or dealt honestly with American citizens in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. What was the trending news: the condescending pauses that Republican Rep. Peter Roskam called for multiple times: Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) repeatedly halted his questioning of Hillary Read more […]

To The Senators Who Voted Against Kate’s Law — Your Hands Are Dyed Red

It’s easy for man to let others die if those who are dying are out of sight. That much we’ve learned from war. Setting aside the morality of particular wars, war is easy to support when you’re not the one fighting. This ethical defect we’ve developed as a species was on full display this week when the Senate voted down Kate’s Law. Kate’s Law, otherwise known as the “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act,” would have withheld federal grants from sanctuary cities (cities that refuse to Read more […]

“Open-Minded” Lesbian Sues Sperm Bank Over Mixed-Race Baby

If you had any questions about the limited tolerance of the leftists who are most vociferous in their calls for open-mindedness, wonder no longer. A lesbian mother has lost a suit against a sperm bank for “wrongfully” impregnating her with the sperm of a black man: Jennifer Cramblett, a 36-year-old woman from Uniontown, Ohio, filed suit Sept. 29 against Chicago-area Midwest Sperm Bank because, according to the allegations, the clinic artificially inseminated and impregnated her with the wrong Read more […]

1964 Civil Rights Act Expanded to Include LGBT Applicants

The LGBT lobby has yet another notch in its belt. The 1964 Civil Rights Act has now been interpreted to protect LGBT workers from discrimination: In the past, courts have ruled that Title VII does not cover discrimination based on sexual orientation because it’s not explicitly mentioned in the law, but the EEOC’s ruling disputes that reasoning. “Sexual orientation discrimination is sex discrimination because it necessarily entails treating an employee less favorably because of the employee’s Read more […]

“The Supreme Court is Completely Out of Control” says GOP Presidential Candidate

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal took no time in condemning the Supreme Court Friday for their decision to legalize gay marriage. “The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body,” he said in a statement. “If we want to save some money lets just get rid of the court.” The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision Friday that all 50 states must recognize same-sex marriage, but Jindal accused Read more […]

Colorado Supreme Court: Employees Can Be Fired for “Legal” Off-Duty Marijuana Use

Even though marijuana is technically legal in Colorado, the Colorado Supreme Court just ruled that employees can still be fired for using it: The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday affirmed lower courts’ rulings that businesses can fire employees for the use of medical marijuana — even if it’s off-duty. The 6-0 decision comes nine months after the state’s highest court heard oral arguments in Brandon Coats’ case against Dish Network. Coats, who had a medical marijuana card and consumed Read more […]

Pastors say ‘We Don’t have to Obey the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage’

A Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage could be announced any day now, and pastors across the country are already saying they intend to break the law. The Supreme Court is expected to announce a ruling on state gay marriage bans this month that could, depending on the ruling’s wording, legalize same sex marriage nationwide. Anticipating the decision, religious leaders fear they’ll lose their tax exempt status and be forced to wed gay couples or face fines and even jail time. A Read more […]

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Ross Ulbricht created the most famous encrypted marketplace on the Dark Web, called the Silk Road. Through it, anonymous users could purchase nearly any illegal thing, but the site became famous for drugs. Sellers were rated (by discreteness of packaging, price, and quality), and it cost money (in Bitcoin of course) to be added to the site. It was a thriving business for a time. Then in 2013, the FBI shut down Silk Road and arrested Ross Ulbricht, under suspicion that he was in fact the creator Read more […]

Nebraska Conservatives Override Veto and Outlaw Death Penalty

The recent repeal of the death penalty in deeply conservative Nebraska surprised the nation, and now repeal advocates are saying this is just the beginning. Nebraska’s legislature voted Wednesday to override Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts’ veto of a bill that would abolish the death penalty, making the home of Big Red the first red state to abolish the death penalty since North Dakota in 1973. This has given hope to repeal advocates in other conservative states that still enforce capital Read more […]

Court Rules Pro-Life Views are Offensive!

A new decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals holds that New York’s state government has the right to ban “Choose Life” license plates on the grounds that such a statement is “patently offensive.” The dispute stems from a now-suspended program offered by New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) which allowed private organizations to create custom license plates. If drivers purchased the plates, the purchasing price was split between the DMV and the non-profit. The Children Read more […]

Will the Supreme Court Force States to Accept Same-Sex Marriage?

Short answer: probably. The Supreme Court heard arguments on same-sex marriage yesterday, and I find it improbable they will come down on the side of states’ rights for this issue. For two-and-a-half hours — more than twice as long as a typical oral argument — the justices weighed two questions: Does the Constitution require states to license marriages between people of the same sex, and, if not, must states at least recognize lawful same-sex marriages performed in other states? The conservative Read more […]