Category Archives: SCOTUS

TCS: Déjà Vu All Over Again – 1991

Good Morning! ___________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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“Let’s hope to God we don’t have a crisis” … too late

By ann summers High Holy Days, Batman. 9/11 is the release day for Bob Woodward’s book, Fear and the Trump regime is scrambling. It now seems more obvious the anonymous Op-Ed in the NY Times was designed to offset Woodward’s … Continue reading

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TCS: A Dangerous Silence in Public Schools – Thoughts for Religious Freedom Day

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FLASHPOINT: The Stonewall Rebellion

On June 24, 2016, President Obama announced that the Stonewall Inn and the surrounding area is now the Stonewall National Monument, the first U.S. national monument honoring the gay-rights movement. It’s hard to believe in 2016 the conditions in 1969 that … Continue reading

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Lookout Wimmins iz in your can

    By ann summers Family Restrooms have been commonplace for many public institutions and darned if defending family values and traditional marriage has come under attack by well, non-traditional families, darn those sister-wives, extended families, single parents, and orphans.   There … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court: The Shape of One’s Soul and the Color of One’s Conscience

by Nona Blyth Cloud (Column originally published at Morning Open Thread on Daily Kos) Justice Antonin Scalia (front row, second from left) is dead. I assume that the President will do his job and nominate a new Justice. Then the great … Continue reading

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tRump’s First TV ad in Iowa, Iowa that’s where the tall Idiocracy grows

By ann summers Today’s GOP has shown during the presidency of the actual first Black President that it can be only interested in obstructing legislation (losing count now of ACA repeal votes) and ultimately a kleptocratic capitalism. It is the … Continue reading

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Is a WOMAN a PERSON? The Answer You Get Depends on Who You Ask

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD “Is a Woman a Person?” The answer “Yes, of course,” may seem obvious, but it’s not so clear-cut in American law. When a sitting Supreme Court Justice says that the Equal Protection clause of the 14th … Continue reading

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Justice Antonin Scalia: The Bard of the Bench? (With a Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video)

By Elaine Magliaro Award-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore said that it only seemed fitting “to use Antonin Scalia’s own words for a poetry slam, since the justice’s snarky dissents are filled with so many poetic gems.”  Fiore noted that the … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for June 26, 2015: On the Subject of Same-Sex Marriage and Justice Antonin Scalia

Posted by Elaine Magliaro I couldn’t resist posting this picture today.

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