9th Circuit: Pharmacies Can Be Required to Provide Emergency Contraception

In another case involving a clash between claims of religious freedom and women’s health needs, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a law in the state of Washington that requires pharmacies to provide emergency contraception regardless of the religious beliefs of the owner of the company.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Dumbest Lawsuit Ever Filed

I’ve written about a lot of dumb lawsuits over the years. I’ve probably referred to at least one of them as the dumbest lawsuit ever filed. Forget that. They’ve all been topped. This is the dumbest lawsuit that has ever been filed or will ever be filed. As Hemant reports, a man in Texas is suing Richard Dawkins for calling him stupid.
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Wingnuts Flip Out Over Possible Investigation of Muslim Ban

A few days ago, a bigot gun fetishist from Florida declared his gun shop to be a Muslim-free zone and now the wingnutosphere is flipping out about a possible DOJ investigation. Not that there is such an investigation at this point, but that’s no reason not to declare that Obama has taken “sick revenge” on the gun shop owner.
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Savage: Another Civil War is ‘Overdue’

It’s always bizarre to hear wingnuts say that Obama is pushing the United States toward another civil war when they are so clearly craving that very result themselves. Hell, a lot of them are still fighting the first one from 150 years ago. Here’s Michael Savage saying that another one is “overdue” in order to save America.
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Robertson Wants Homosexuality Criminalized

The Christian right in this country likes to pretend that they just opposed “redefining marriage” but they don’t care whether people are gay or not. Their opposition to the ruling overturning state sodomy laws proves otherwise, and sometimes they come right out and say it. Pat Robertson to the white courtesy phone, please.
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The Science of Our Broken Criminal Justice System

I’ve been writing for a decade now about America’s broken criminal justice system and the way it is virtually guaranteed to convict innocent people. Kali Holloway does a good job of explaining the science behind why that is, from the way we interrogate suspects to the problems with eyewitness testimony to the absurd uses of forensic science with no evidence to support it.
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