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Supreme Court rejects Cuccinelli’s bid to ban sodomy in Virginia

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to re-establish the ban on oral and anal sex in his state. In March, Cuccinelli had appealed to the Supreme Court after a three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had…

Supreme Court declines to review Argentine debt case

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a landmark appeal by Argentina of a lower court’s order to pay around $1.5 billion to two hedge funds. But the decision did not end Argentina’s avenues to challenge the 2012 ruling, supported in August on appeal, that it had to…

Supreme Court to judge ‘Raging Bull’ copyright fight

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to referee a Hollywood legal brawl stemming from the Oscar-winning boxing drama “Raging Bull.” Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed 1980 movie starred Robert De Niro as the tortured middleweight Jake LaMotta. However, a copyright spat has rumbled on for years between the estate of late screenwriter…

New Jersey ban on marriage equality struck down by state court

A New Jersey Superior Court judge struck down the state ban on same-sex marriage on Friday, ruling that LGBT couples must be granted marriage licenses starting on Oct. 21. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reported that Judge Mary Jacobson argued the state’s law allowing civil unions denied married same-sex couples federal…

Ten Commandments statue outside Supreme Court toppled by vandals

A monument of the Ten Commandments erected by Faith and Action, an evangelical Christian group, was toppled over the weekend. The statue faces the private entrance to the Supreme Court, and many congresspeople and their staff members must pass it on their way into nearby office buildings. The founder of…

Fight over union-busting Wisconsin law rumbles toward state Supreme Court

Wisconsin union fight rumbles toward state Supreme Court (via The Christian Science Monitor) Teachers rally at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison in this 2012 photo. The state Supreme Court has accepted a legal challenge to the state law that effectively ends collective bargaining for most state workers. (AP Photo/(M.P.…

Wisconsin union fight rumbles toward state Supreme Court

Wisconsin union fight rumbles toward state Supreme Court (via The Christian Science Monitor) Teachers rally at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison in this 2012 photo. The state Supreme Court has accepted a legal challenge to the state law that effectively ends collective bargaining for most state workers. (AP Photo/(M.P.…

Corruption watch: Here comes Citizens United 2.0

Mark October 8 on your calendar – that’s when the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that’s being called Citizens United 2.0. The case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, will test the constitutionality of limits on individual…  …

Israel’s Supreme Court upholds ban on Polish aid worker

Israel’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a decision to bar entry to the Jewish state to a Polish humanitarian worker for having unspecified links to “terrorist elements.” Although Kamil Qandil had a valid visa when he landed at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv on September 2, he was refused…

Elizabeth Warren blasts Supreme Court as a ‘wholly-owned subsidiary of Big Business’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) warned over the weekend that the United States Supreme Court had moved too far to the right and was on its way of becoming a “wholly-owned subsidiary of Big Business.” Speaking to the AFL-CIO’s 2013 Convention in Los Angeles on Sunday, Warren said that unions faced…

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