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Is Chief Justice John Roberts Right? Is Pervasive Racial Discrimination in the USA Really a thing of the Past?

Writing the 5-4 majority opinion of the Supreme Court on June 25, 2013, Chief Justice John Roberts declares that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer necessary to prevent voting discrimination on the basis of race in the United States because times have changed and racial discrimination is no longer the problem [...]

Supreme Court Approves Massive Government DNA Scans

DNA is not just a brief marker of identity. It is a powerful tool that belongs to the person it has encoded. It is therefore not at all a reasonable thing for the police, or any other government agency, to seize, to hold and to use in perpetuity. [...]

Strip Search The Supreme Court!

Justice Kennedy says that it’s a good idea for people falsely accused of non-criminal, nonviolent offenses to be repeatedly strip searched, because those people might just happen to be, as a matter of coincidence, violent criminal masterminds. Well, I say that there is just as much likelihood that a Supreme Court Justice is a secret violent criminal mastermind. I suggest that all lawyers and judges entering the U.S. Supreme Court to argue or hear a case be strip searched, to see if they are carrying weapons or illegal drugs. [...]

Bearing False Witness: Tim Wildmon’s Lie About Barack Obama

I just received a letter in the mail from Tim Wildmon, President of the American Family Association. I get a little cheer in my heart when such letters come. For one thing, I know that the fundamentalist and theocratic AFA just frittered away a little bit of its budget on printing and mailing costs. For [...]

Door To Justice Closed By Homeland Insecurity

the Supreme Court’s new motto: A Secure, Reinforced Area To Screen For Weapons, Explosives, And Chemical And Biological Hazards [...]

Does The Supreme Court Need A Wiccan?

The Constitution clearly states that there shall be no religious test for public office. So, why don’t we leave the religious, or non-religious, identities of Supreme Court nominees in the private sphere, where they belong? [...]

Standard For Reasonable Search Hits New Low With Clarence Thomas

Unfortunately, there are some people in power whose subjective lens has been knocked off balance. Among those is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. [...]

Sotomayor And The Context Of New Reading

In considering Sonia Sotomayor, I prefer, given that the position is a lifetime appointment, to see a new Justice who has the ability to comprehend the way that human interactions change as the technologies that construct their social world evolve. [...]

How is it possible that Barack Obama is a natural born citizen? (Response to Video Drama)

Spreading one of about the about sixty bizarre assertions that Barack Obama is not qualified to be President, someone sent me a message this morning challenging me to “refute this video”, and asking in particular the question, “How is it possible that Obama is a natural born citizen?”

Watch the video if you must, but [...]

Supreme Court Chickens Out

Why would a decision reaffirming the right to a fair and speedy trial be unpalatable to President Obama? Is it that Obama wants to keep the option of imprisoning people without trial, just in case? Or, does he not want to take the political risk of appearing soft on terrorism? [...]

Foundation Right To Sue To Remove Christianity From Inauguration

Barack Obama says he wants to use the Inauguration to bring Americans together, but with his Christianity-only Inauguration using a bigoted extremist like Rick Warren, Obama is driving Americans apart. [...]