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Eleventh Circuit Decision Shouldn’t Excite Conservatives

The Eleventh Circuit Court’s ruling that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional may make the heart of some conservatives flutter, but don’t go getting your hopes up, (or down as the case may be).  Conservatives on the Supreme Court somewhat recently ruled in a highly expansive interpretation of the Commerce Clause […]

Casey, Caylee and We

Heads are still exploding following the breathless announcement Monday that a jury of 12 had found the accused killer, and mother, of a 2-year-old child in Florida “not guilty” on charges of murder, manslaughter and child abuse (though guilty of a lesser charge of lying to police). Duct tape and childish paper hearts had been applied to […]

Arizona Raises the Anti-Immigrant Bar – Again

No one need speak English to understand that Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation [passed earlier this year] was their way of coming out. They opened up that closet door and now proudly strut their hatred of anyone who doesn’t look, speak, or act just like them. Within the space of a few short weeks, Arizona passed legislation […]

Proposition 8 in Ninth Circuit for Oral Arguments

Oral arguments will be heard before a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals over the controversial Proposition 8 of California on Monday December 6 at 10am. The 9th Circuit is reviewing the decision of the lower level district court that had ruled the ban on same-sex marriage to be in violation […]