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ROSS DOUTHAT:: Religious Liberty and the Gay Marriage Endgame – NYTimes

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:05 pm

ROSS DOUTHAT:: Religious Liberty and the Gay Marriage Endgame – NYTimes

Religious Liberty and the Gay Marriage Endgame Since Anthony Kennedy tends to have the final say when our republic’s culture war debates reach the Supreme Court, and since it seems safe to assume where the author of Romer v. Evans and Lawrence v. Texas stands on the question of gay marriage, you can make a strong case that same-sex marriage opponents should actually ... Go To Article

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GEORGE WILL:: Supreme Court is correct on Voting Rights Act – WaPo

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:01 pm

GEORGE WILL:: Supreme Court is correct on Voting Rights Act – WaPo

By George F. Will -- “But history did not end in 1965.” — Chief Justice John Roberts Progressives resent progress when it renders anachronistic once-valid reasons for enlarging the federal government’s supervisory and coercive powers. Hence they regret Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling that progress has rendered Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act ... Go To Article

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SCALIA’S DISSENT:: ‘High-Handed’ Kennedy Has Declared Us ‘Enemies of the Human Race’ – NationalJournal

By at June 26, 2013 | 2:59 pm

SCALIA’S DISSENT:: ‘High-Handed’ Kennedy Has Declared Us ‘Enemies of the Human Race’ – NationalJournal

By Tim Grieve Updated: June 26, 2013 | 1:33 p.m. -- Dissenting from this morning's opinion on the Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Antonin Scalia – as expected – holds nothing back. In a ripping dissent, Scalia says that Justice Anthony Kennedy and his colleagues in the majority have resorted to calling opponents of gay marriage "enemies of the human ... Go To Article

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JOHN YOO:: Windsor: Tarring ‘the Political Branches with Bigotry’ | NRO

By at June 26, 2013 | 2:50 pm

JOHN YOO:: Windsor: Tarring ‘the Political Branches with Bigotry’ | NRO

By  John Yoo -- Today’s gay-marriage opinions deflated the balloon on the Prop 8 case, but made DOMA the centerpiece. On first glance, the decision in the DOMA case, United States v. Windsor, is embarrassingly deficient. It does not identify the right at stake clearly, it does not specify the standard of review, and it does not explain why Congress is assumed to be ... Go To Article

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DOMA RULING:: IRS Could Revoke Non-Profit Status for Religious Institutions over Same-Sex Marriage

By at June 26, 2013 | 2:48 pm

DOMA RULING:: IRS Could Revoke Non-Profit Status for Religious Institutions over Same-Sex Marriage

by BEN SHAPIRO 26 Jun 2013, 11:31 AM -- Based on Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling, in which the Court majority determined that the Defense of Marriage Act’s federal definition of marriage had to incorporate state-based same-sex marriages, Internal Revenue Service regulations could be modified to remove non-profit status for churches across the country. The DOMA ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK : Voting Rights Progress – WSJ

By at June 26, 2013 | 2:00 am

REVIEW & OUTLOOK : Voting Rights Progress – WSJ

REVIEW & OUTLOOK Updated June 25, 2013, 7:19 p.m. ET The Supreme Court rolls the clock forward on election law. The U.S. has a long and difficult history with racial discrimination, but on Tuesday the Supreme Court marked a milestone worth celebrating when it ruled that a section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act has outlived its usefulness. The political left is ... Go To Article

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STEPHEN DINAN:: Supreme Court: Past voting discrimination can no longer be held against states – Washington Times

By at June 25, 2013 | 10:51 am

STEPHEN DINAN:: Supreme Court: Past voting discrimination can no longer be held against states – Washington Times

By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times Tuesday, June 25, 2013 -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states can no longer be judged by voting discrimination that went on decades ago, in a decision that marks the end of a major civil-rights era reform. The 5-4 ruling rewrites a key tool of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which for five decades has given the federal ... Go To Article

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CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS a victim of credit-card fraud – Associated Press – POLITICO

By at March 29, 2013 | 12:05 am

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS a victim of credit-card fraud – Associated Press – POLITICO

By ASSOCIATED PRESS | 3/28/13 WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts has been a victim of credit-card fraud. A Supreme Court spokeswoman said someone got hold of one of Roberts's credit card account numbers. The court did not provide any other details. via Chief Justice John Roberts a victim of credit-card fraud - Associated Press - ... Go To Article

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ANDREW C. MCCARTHY: Why Nine Glorified Lawyers Defining Marriage? – NRO

By at March 27, 2013 | 12:40 pm

ANDREW C. MCCARTHY: Why Nine Glorified Lawyers Defining Marriage? – NRO

By Andrew C. McCarthy, March 26, 2013 Mark, you and Paul Mirengoff are exactly right to bemoan the absurdity of a system in which what Paul describes as “nine glorified lawyers” get to define the meaning of an ancient institution that is the fundamental building block of society. I’ve dealt with this in the context of national defense’s judicialization, which ... Go To Article

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JONATHAN LAST: High Noon for Marriage | WeeklyStandard

By at March 27, 2013 | 12:00 pm

JONATHAN LAST: High Noon for Marriage | WeeklyStandard

MAR 27, 2013 • BY JONATHAN V. LAST Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on California’s Proposition 8, which defines marriage as being between couples of the opposite sex. Today they’re hearing them on the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union of one man and one woman at the federal level. Like Roe v. Wade, the high court’s ... Go To Article

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