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KY Clerk Refusing to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Will Take Case to Supreme Court

Kim Davis, the Kentucky County Court clerk who has persistently refused to issue gay marriage licenses, has asked the Supreme Court to hear her case. Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue the licenses for religious reasons, claiming that to do so would undermine her First Amendment freedoms. » 8/29/15 11:15am Saturday 11:15am

SCOTUS Stops Horrid Texas Abortion Restrictions, For Now

The Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay on HB 2, Texas’ disastrous anti-abortion law, which would have closed most clinics in the state. That means the state will be temporarily unable to enforce the law; the Supreme Court will likely hear the case next term. This is good news, for now, possibly followed next… » 6/29/15 5:20pm 6/29/15 5:20pm

Texas County Clerk Refuses Gay Marriage Licenses, Just to Be a Dick

A county clerk in Texas is refusing to issue gay marriage licenses, and pretending like she has a good reason. Denton County Clerk Juli Luke issued two statements today, the first saying that she’s refusing to issue the licenses because state law now conflicts with federal law, and the second claiming that actually… » 6/26/15 5:50pm 6/26/15 5:50pm

Internet Absolutely Losing Its Shit Over SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

If you haven’t yet seen the news, it’s a great day for the gay community and an awful one for homophobes: the Supreme Court of the United Stated legalized gay marriage in all of the land! In honor of the ruling, here are some of the fantastic and touching reactions of Americans on the internet. » 6/26/15 2:30pm 6/26/15 2:30pm

Surprise! The Supreme Court Just Saved the Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court has smacked down a major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, one that could have caused millions of Americans to lose health insurance coverage. In a 6-3 decision, they ruled against the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, who argued that the federal government couldn’t provide subsidies for health… » 6/25/15 10:50am 6/25/15 10:50am

Supreme Court: Texas Can Refuse to Issue Confederate License Plates

In one of several giant rulings expected this month, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state of Texas isn’t obligated to issue specialty license plates for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board refused to issue a special SCV plate bearing a Confederate flag. That… » 6/18/15 1:50pm 6/18/15 1:50pm

Antonin Scalia Called His Bestie Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Goldberg'

Weird but true: Jezebel idol and baddest Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is very good friends with Antonin Scalia, the guy who thinks women using “the F word” are ruining America. That—and the fact that they’ve worked together for 22 years—makes it moderately surprising that he called her by the wrong name… » 6/15/15 6:20pm 6/15/15 6:20pm

Supreme Court Slaps Down North Carolina Anti-Abortion Law

The Supreme Court has declined to rescue a 2011 North Carolina law that would require an abortion-providing doctor to show a patient an ultrasound of the fetus and describe it in detail, including the size of organs and limbs. A federal appeals court already declared that the law was unconstitutional because it… » 6/15/15 1:10pm 6/15/15 1:10pm

Jessica Williams & The Daily Show Commemorate the 'Hate Class of 2015'

While the Supreme Court is currently considering the question of marriage equality, the wider cultural consensus has shifted so much on the matter in recent years that this feels like a last stand for opponents of same-sex marriage. And so, Jessica Williams and The Daily Show took a few minutes to bid farewell to the… » 5/05/15 9:50am 5/05/15 9:50am

Hobby Lobby Made Indiana's Religious Discrimination Bill Possible

Yesterday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed SB 101 into law, a "religious freedom" bill that will allow business owners in the state to discriminate against whoever they please. A dozen other states are considering similar measures, but in the meantime, let's consider how we got here: the Supreme Court's terrible… » 3/27/15 9:50am 3/27/15 9:50am

Supreme Court Rules for UPS Driver in Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court has given former UPS driver Peggy Young another chance to prove in district court that the company discriminated against her while she was pregnant. Young was placed on unpaid leave for most of her pregnancy after telling her supervisor her doctor advised her not to lift anything over 20 pounds. » 3/25/15 1:40pm 3/25/15 1:40pm

Lego Rejected This Flawless Female Supreme Court Justice Set; We Object!

Artist Maia Weinstock has created a set of Legos celebrating the four women who have served on the Supreme Court–Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan–and they are very cool. The only downside is that they are not available to preorder for the upcoming holiday season. » 3/10/15 3:15pm 3/10/15 3:15pm

SCOTUS Orders Lower Court to Reconsider Notre Dame Birth Control Case

University of Notre Dame really, really doesn't want to cover birth control pills for its employees and students, and it doesn't have to. But it also doesn't want to be forced to fill out a two-page form opting out of birth control coverage, because that too is somehow an infringement of the school's religious… » 3/10/15 10:50am 3/10/15 10:50am