Category Archive: SCOTUS

Jul 22 2014

Federal appeals court strikes down key part of Obamacare

Please chip in to my Paypal account at Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com if you can. My circumstances are dire and getting worse. Here’s just the latest example of the many ways rich, conservative nutjobs are methodically destroying the lives of people like me: The ACA may be heading back to the Supreme Court after an appeals court struck …

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Oct 12 2013

Bill Maher rips into Scalia’s Satanic delusions

Maher: But somehow, the lack of Beelzebub sightings positively mystifies the leading legal mind in conservative America. Scalia says: “In the Gospels, the Devil is doing all sorts of things. He’s making pigs run off cliffs, he’s possessing people and whatnot. And that doesn’t happen very much anymore …” (audience laughter) Does anyone have any …

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Jun 13 2013

SCOTUS decides genes not patentable

I’ll leave it to Ed Brayton and friends to parse the decision. All I know is I think it’s the only possible right one and it was unanimous:

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Jul 07 2012

Nerdy Saturday: What can James T. Kirk & lava aliens say about healthcare?


Sometimes when I hear the old ‘both sides do it’ mantra so beloved by the Beltway press, I think back to my childhood and a campy episode of Star Trek. Come on! Maybe you remember this one, The Savage Curtain, where Kirk and Spock join forces with Surak¬†and Abe Lincoln to fend off Genghis¬†Kahn and …

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Jul 04 2012

Chief Justice John Roberts takes long vacation outside of US

On the heels of the healthcare ruling, and perhaps wary of the fury and screams of betrayal that followed, Chief Justice John Roberts will be spending some time abroadin an island fortress:

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Jun 29 2012

I Am A Prophet! CNN & Fox News, not so much

I Am A Prophet, for predicting the SCOTUS decision!1!!oneeleventy!! Which demonstrates only the power of … luck and coincidence. But on a semi-serious note, the tears of unfathomable sadness for the usual suspects were made unnecessarily worse by CNN and Fox News’ shoddy reporting, as Stewart handily demonstrates in the clip above. You know who …

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