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SCOTUS Throws Out Death Sentence To Timothy Foster Because Jury Selection Racially Discriminated

Former state and federal prosecutors are urging the Supreme Court to invalidate Foster's conviction because of "blatant prosecutorial misconduct." They point to study after study showing that when it comes to getting rid of racial discrimination, the current system doesn't work.
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SCOTUS rules 7-1 in Foster v Georgia that the defendant’s conviction in 1986 was a “blatant prosecutorial misconduct,” violates 6th amendment.   The Supreme Court ruled Monday morning to give Georgia inmate Timothy Foster new life by finding that prosecutors unconstitutionally barred any potential black jurors from serving on his trial almost …

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Tea Party Activist Admits What Everybody Already Knows About Voter ID Laws: They Exist To Disenfranchise Minority Voters

Tea Party Activist Jim DeMint

Former Senator from South Carolina says “the left is trying to draw votes from illegals” Jim DeMint, the former Tea Party senator from South Carolina turned president of the Heritage Foundation – a neoconservative think tank that prominent political journalist Russ Bellant once described as having “an agenda of austerity …

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Birth Control And Female Sexuality Put On Trial Again As SCOTUS Hears Zubik v. Burwell

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard a major case regarding the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit on Wednesday, Zubik v Burwell.  As Vox has noted, Zubik bears certain similarities to Hobby Lobby, which ruled in 2014 that “closely-held corporations” did not have to comply with the regulation under the ACA requiring all employer …

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SCOTUS Quickly Publishes Summary Decision Reversing Alabama Supreme Court’s Refusal To Recognize Adoption For Same-Sex Couples

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The Supreme Court quickly weighed in Monday morning to reaffirm the legality of same-sex relationships and adoption rights, issuing a summary decision reversing the Alabama Supreme Court, which had repeatedly refused to recognize a same-sex’s couples legal adoption from a different state. The decision was seen as a matter of legal …

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What Happened Inside The Supreme Court Today: Whole Woman’s Health V. Hellerstedt

Court hears arguments on Texas abortion clinic law. Petitioners lawyer, Stephanie Toti at lectern.

On Wednesday there was only one issue before the Supreme Court–Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the first major case on abortion to reach the highest court in nearly a decade.  As most everyone predicted, the court appeared evenly divided with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy asking difficult questions to both sides. Law …

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On Wednesday The U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Its Most Important Case On Abortion Since 1992

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The 8-member U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case this Wednesday which could reinterpret the Court’s ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey and be the deciding factor in whether women across America have access to legal abortion.  Since 1992 Casey has held as the most important Supreme Court decision on abortion since Roe …

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