SCOTUS

Historic SCOTUS ruling: LGBT employment discrimination illegal

The Supreme Court has ruled this morning that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates the Civil Rights Act.

The decision said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person’s sex, among other factors, also covers sexual orientation. It upheld rulings from lower courts that said sexual orientation discrimination was a form of sex discrimination.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is Dangerous for North Carolina

North Carolinians for a Fair Economy sent out this email on Kavanaugh. He's a threat to any North Carolinian with a preexisting condition or who rely on the Affordable Care Act for health insurance.

JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH’S NOMINATION IS A THREAT
TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

Lifetime Appointment Will Turn US Supreme Court To The Extreme Right For a Generation

Losing Faith in our Courts

America's judicial system is no longer interested in the common man.

I believe I've mentioned here before something I read many years ago and can no longer find. A statement that said,

Americans will take a lot of abuse from their legislative officials and from their executive as long as they can trust their court system. But when Americans lose trust in the judicial system, watch out, because the revolution is coming.

SCOTUS-Another Big Decision!

This is a really big deal. SCOTUS rules in favor of the people of Arizona vs. their own state government.

In response to complaints that the state legislature was engaging in partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts, Arizona voters approved an independent commission to draw district lines in a 2000 ballot initiative. The commission has two Republicans and two Democrats, who legislative leaders choose from a list composed by the state's Commission on Appellate Court Appointments, in addition to a chairman who may not be a member of either party.

SCOTUS plays Dictionary

Will North Carolina ever see the establishment of an independent commission to draw boundary lines for redistricting? Polls say 70% of our citizens would support an impartial effort. But what happens at the Supreme Court Of the US this year may be more important than the bill currently in our legislature. (SB 92)

SCOTUS: Weird with a beard

We're going to discuss photo IDs and vote suppression in just a minute.

But first, God and beards were before the Supreme Court on Tuesday in the case of Holt v. Hobbs. At issue: Whether a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas should be allowed to wear a beard in accordance with his religious faith. Per federal statute, prisons should allow such accomodation. As a compromise, the plaintiff, Holt, had agreed that a half-inch beard would satisfy his obligation to God.

University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock testified for the plaintiff.

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