SCOTUS Lets Texas ID Law Be Enforced Over Dissents

The Supreme Court, after blocking a photo ID law in Wisconsin a few days earlier turned around and allowed a virtually identical Texas law, both times without actually ruling on the merits. No reason is ever given for such decisions, but sometimes there’s a dissent and Justice Ginsburg issued a blistering one in the Texas case, joined by Justices Sotomayor and Kagan.
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Pope Demotes Powerful Conservative Cardinal

You may recall that Cardinal Raymond Burke recently said that gays are so unrelentingly evil that a parent shouldn’t even allow their children to be around gay relatives on holidays. Pope Francis is now removing Burke as the man in charge of church doctrine and putting him into a largely irrelevant and ceremonial position.
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