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Jon Stewart calls ‘bullsh*t’ on court’s election rulings: ‘Justice is blind, but only in one eye’

Jon Stewart called “bullsh*t” on conservative arguments in favor of allowing more money into the democratic process. He opened Thursday night’s “Daily Show” with an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission, which struck down limits on donor contributions to all candidates while…

Supreme Court rebukes Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that an Arizona law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship for prospective voters was pre-empted by federal law, landing another blow against state policies derided as targeting immigrants. In a 7-2 ruling (PDF) delivered by Justice Antonin Scalia, the high court decided that the National…

Supreme Court sanctions warrantless DNA collection from arrestees

Police in states that collect DNA evidence from everyone arrested for felony crimes may continue to do so, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a 5-4 decision (PDF) that saw arch conservative Justice Antonin Scalia side with the nation’s three reliably liberal justices, the court upheld a ruling out…

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in breast cancer gene patent case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in a challenge by a contingent of breast cancer patients and women’s health organizations against a Utah company’s claim to being able to patent human genes. Bloomberg News reported that the high court used analogies like chocolate-chip recipes in discussing the case,…

Supreme Court restricts unwarranted police use of drug-sniffing dogs

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot intrude onto private property and use drug-sniffing dogs to obtain probable cause for a more thorough search, in an untypical ruling that saw Justice Antonin Scalia side with the court’s liberal wing to swing the 5-4 decision. The case, Florida v.…

Chris Hayes: Now we know where Supreme Court justices get their news

On Saturday morning’s edition of MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes used his weekly “Now We Know” segment to note the fact that many of the conservative Supreme Court justices appear to be getting their news from right wing blogs. Referencing remarks by Justice Antonin Scalia regarding the…

Drugmakers shielded from lawsuits: US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Vaccine makers are protected from lawsuits, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, dashing the hopes of a US couple who had sought monetary damages after their daughter fell ill after a round of routine childhood inoculations. By a 6-2 vote, the US high court, in an opinion by written…

Top Reagan DOJ official slams Scalia for ‘secretly’ meeting tea party members

WASHINGTON – A top Justice Department official under President Ronald Reagan tore into Justice Antonin Scalia for holding a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill with tea partyers. “Justice Antonin Scalia galloped beyond the farthest boundaries of judicial propriety in secretly meeting on Capitol Hill to discuss the Constitution with Tea…

Court hears arguments on violent video games

Supreme Court hears arguments on whether violent video games should be government-regulated The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying ultra-violent video games in which players maim, kill or sexually assault images of people. But several justices said the law…

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