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  • Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling directly to Supreme Court

    Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling directly to Supreme Court
    Utah's attorney general will appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Courtover last month's ruling by a federal appeals court that backed gay marriage in the conservative, heavily Mormon state, his office said on Wednesday.
  • Hobby Lobby's harvest: A religious exemption for LGBT discrimination?

    Events in the real world continue to mock the assertion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that his majority opinion in the Hobby Lobby case is a "narrow" one. Alito maintained that his June 30 decision concerned only the contraceptive mandate of the...

    The Supreme Court and the flow of history

    The Supreme Court and the flow of history
    The Supreme Court doesn't only make history. Sometimes it's swept along by historical waves, and sometimes it's caught up trying to resist them. During the last few months, the justices recognized the centrality in our private lives of the smartphone by...

    The high court's high-handedness

    It is a case of Supreme hypocrisy. The adjective refers to that nine-person tribunal at the top of the American legal system, the noun to its latest act of judicial malpractice. Meaning not the notorious Hobby Lobby decision handed down at the end of...

    Some (considered) fixes to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

     Some (considered) fixes to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
    When the Supreme Court unwisely ruled that some companies can decline on religious grounds to cover contraceptives in their employee health plans, it was interpreting not the 1st Amendment but a federal statute, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act....