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Supreme Court justice: No protection for women in Constitution

Roe v. Wade ‘a total absurdity,’ Scalia told audience Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s belief that women have no protection under the constitution could herald the return of officially-sanctioned gender discrimination, a prominent Washington lawyer says. Justice Scalia reiterated his position that the Constitution’s 14th Amendment doesn’t guarantee protection against…

Scalia: No protection against sex bias, no right to privacy in Constitution

‘If the current society wants to outlaw sex discrimination, hey, we have legislatures,’ Scalia says In comments foreshadowing how he might rule on the issue of gay marriage, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has said he believes the US Constitution doesn’t provide protection from discrimination on the basis of gender…

Obama to name consumer advocate to new post Friday

Obama to announce Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren for powerful new consumer post Friday President Barack Obama is naming Elizabeth Warren a special adviser to oversee creation of a new consumer protection bureau, dodging a fight with Senate Republicans who view her as too critical of Wall Street to be…

ACLU sues Montana on behalf of same-sex couples

The ACLU announced today that it is filing a lawsuit against the state of Montana on behalf of same-sex couples who have been denied the same legal protections as opposite-sex couples. The plaintiffs of the case Donaldson and Guggenheim v. State of Montana consists of seven committed same-sex couples. In…

Court: Human Rights Act doesn’t protect UK troops at war

LONDON — British troops are not protected by human rights laws on the battlefield, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, after the government argued that such protection could hamper military decision-making. Six of the nine justices in London overturned rulings by the High Court and Court of Appeal in the case…

Oklahoma bill targeting gays hilariously misses its mark

They meant to make it easier to discriminate against gays, but instead they passed a bill making it easier to discriminate against Christians and other religious groups. The Oklahoma Senate two weeks ago voted in favor of a bill that it thought was going to reduce protections for gay people…

Journalists ‘outraged’ at Obama for media shield bill changes

The Society of Professional Journalists said it is “outraged” over the Obama administration’s alterations to a bill which would leverage a “shield law” nation-wide to protect reporters and their sources. The Free Flow of Information Act, the group said on Friday, would have offered significant protections against journalists being forced…

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