Thank God (Yes, THAT God) for the Women of the Supreme Court

Remember when Samuel Alito said that the Hobby Lobby ruling isn't a big deal? Because at least non-profits can "opt out" of providing birth control by signing a form, and then the insurer can directly cover it instead. Now Alito is saying these opt outs are unconstitutional as well, and the women justices are FURIOUS. » 7/04/14 12:00pm 7/04/14 12:00pm

Heads Up, Hobby Lobby: Birth Control Has Some Great Side Effects

In light of yesterday's monumentally disappointing SCOTUS decision that a woman's right to insurance-covered contraceptives is inferior to a corporation's right to feel squicky about whore pills, here's a refresher on the myriad, perfectly good reasons that a woman might need access to birth control, none of which… » 7/01/14 1:15pm 7/01/14 1:15pm

Here Are the 82 Companies That Think Birth Control Is Murder

Yesterday, a five conservative Catholic dude majority (yes — Scalia, Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and Kennedy are all Catholic) on the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby in a case that sought to establish whether certain corporations could be said to hold "religious beliefs" and whether being compelled to providing an… » 7/01/14 11:20am 7/01/14 11:20am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Hobby Lobby Dissent Gets Its Own Song

It's too bad that we live in a world where Samuel Alito's bonkers religious beliefs can be used to disenfranchise all American women, but at least we have Ruth Bader Ginsburg's blistering dissent against yesterday's Hobby Lobby ruling. And if 35 pages is too much for you to read, this fellow above has turned it into a… » 7/01/14 10:40am 7/01/14 10:40am

SCOTUS Rules Beliefs of Your Boss Trump Your Access to Contraceptives

In a yet another ruling that indicates that we'd enjoy better legal protection if we just incorporated our reproductive organs and sent them to murder civilians in Iraq, the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations that are "closely held" cannot be required to provide contraceptive coverage. Which means that under… » 6/30/14 10:20am 6/30/14 10:20am

Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Law

In a unanimous ruling (et tu, Justice Ginsburg?!?!), the Supreme Court has ruled in McCullen v Coakley that a Massachusetts law establishing a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics is unconstitutional. The Opinion's author, Chief Justice Roberts, also (disturbingly) noted in his opinion that abortion clinic… » 6/26/14 11:40am 6/26/14 11:40am

Conservatives Call Justice Sotomayor 'Illiterate' and 'Emotional'

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor disagreed so strongly with the Court's affirmative action-blasting decision yesterday that she broke from standard procedure and read a large portion of her dissent (which I'm legally required to refer to as "scathing") from the bench. Conservatives responded to her response by… » 4/23/14 5:00pm 4/23/14 5:00pm

Is Justice Scalia's Wife an Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Counselor?

A reliable voice against abortion, contraception, and really anything that doesn't directly promote the welfare of white Christian landowners, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a talk radio absorbing lunatic who thinks Satan is, like, a real guy. He's also married to a woman who once sat on the board of a… » 4/22/14 6:50pm 4/22/14 6:50pm

Swearing Ladies Are Ruining America, and More Dumb Shit Scalia Says

We all knew that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a testicularly prolific, Judge Judy-level sassy Constitutional originalist who probably turns his chair around backward before he sits in it because he doesn't follow anyone's rules* (*Except the Founding Fathers, and he's a real nerd about it). But in an… » 10/07/13 2:30pm 10/07/13 2:30pm

Conservative Whining About Whore Pills Might Go to the Supreme Court

As we approach the date of the implementation of the biggest, bulkiest piece of Obamacare and (if you ask a Tea Partier) THE END OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY FOREVER BENGAZI!, lawsuits protesting the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate continue to push their way through the the sluggish peristalsis of the court… » 9/20/13 1:20pm 9/20/13 1:20pm

Whore Pill-Hating GOP Pretending the Whole Supreme Court Upholds…

Usually, when the Supreme Court upholds a law, that's it; the law is constitutional. If you want to keep on challenging that ruling, you basically have to make an entirely new law that mandates the opposite of the upheld law and then wait for it to be challenged all the way back to the Supreme Court, and then the… » 7/13/12 2:55pm 7/13/12 2:55pm

Chief Justice John Roberts Must Have Had an Epileptic Episode, Reason…

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act came courtesy of a surprise flip by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. Today, everyone's scrambling to write SCOTUS fanfic about why it happened — what he was thinking, whether or not he really thought the individual mandate should be upheld,… » 6/29/12 6:00pm 6/29/12 6:00pm

Men's Rights Activists Upset the Word 'Men' Isn't Used More in…

The best part of today, aside from the fact that the Affordable Care Act was upheld, has been the rush of schadenfreude that comes from watching sourpuss Michele Bachmann types flip the fuck out about it. The latest group to react poorly are men's rights activists who are upset that health care reform spends too much… » 6/28/12 11:55pm 6/28/12 11:55pm

Enraged Conservatives Threaten to Move to Canada, Where There's No…

Today's health care decision really brought the idiot boys to the yard — and they're mad. So mad, in fact, that they've got half a mind to pack it all up and move somewhere that they'll be free of the tyranny of socialized medicine. Like Canada. Which has had socialized medicine since the late 1970's. » 6/28/12 4:20pm 6/28/12 4:20pm

What Does the Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare Mean for Your Vagina?

This morning, the Supreme Court caused Antonin Scalia's hairy head to rotate 360 degrees and gave liberals something to wet their beds over when it ruled that the Affordable Care Act, or the Health Care Law — or Obamacare if ya nasty— is mostly constitutional, right down to the much-maligned individual insurance… » 6/28/12 12:40pm 6/28/12 12:40pm