Lawmakers calling for impeachment of Oklahoma Supreme Court justices …

Ten Commandments Ten Commandments OKLAHOMA CITY – Following a controversial decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, a group of lawmakers called for judicial reform and the impeachment of seven justices. On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court voted 7-2 that the Ten Commandments Monument at the Oklahoma Capitol must be removed. After the decision, Reps. Kevin [...]

Supreme Court to Re-examine Arizona Panel That Draws Voting Maps

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court said Tuesday it would take another look at an independent panel that draws Arizona’s electoral maps, a day after the court ruled states can use such commissions for redistricting. The high court’s Monday decision, which came on a 5-4 vote, focused on allowing states to use commissions to draw district boundaries for [...]

Oklahoma Supreme Court orders Ten Commandments removed from Capitol

AP Photo By Nick Gass 6/30/15 3:53 PM EDT Oklahoma’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the state must remove its Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol because it violates the state Constitution, which bans using public property for the benefit of a religion. In a 7-2 decision, justices found that the statue violated [...]

Supreme Court to hear case threatening public employee unions

Rebecca Friedrichs, an Orange County, Calif., school teacher, is the lead plaintiff in the case challenging unions’ collection of fees from those who choose not to join.(Photo: Greg Schneider, AP) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday that it may be prepared to strike down laws forcing public employees to pay union dues, posing a [...]

Supreme Court Tacks Left, With Push From Disciplined Liberals

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Kerala By-Election Proves My No-Alcohol Policy Wins, Says Chief Minister …

Thiruvananthapuram:  A beaming Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy of the Congress said his party’s victory in  the Aruvikkara by-election today clearly indicates that the United Democratic Front or UDF that it leads will return to power in next year’s assembly elections. Mr Chandy said the victory was a “huge lesson” for the rival LDF – [...]

Jon Stewart tackles criticism against Supreme Court marriage equality decision

Close (Comedy Central) Posted June 30 2015 — 9:00 AM EDT Jon Stewart had a lot to catch up on from over the weekend when returning to The Daily Show on Monday. And he wasted no time in celebrating all the good news… before having to quickly segue into tackling all the criticism against that good news. [...]

Capital punishment and the Supreme Court

WHEN Oklahoma executed Clayton Lockett by lethal injection in April 2014, the state used an untested sedative. The drug apparently failed to bring on the coma-like state that is meant to precede the introduction of drugs to stop his breathing and then his heart. Lockett spent 43 minutes writhing in pain on the gurney. “This shit [...]

Jindal says Louisiana will comply with Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday he will still support a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman, but for now state agencies will comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling to recognize same-sex marriage. The Republican presidential candidate said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” that even though [...]

Supreme Court Concludes Term With Death Penalty Ruling, Looks Ahead

i The gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. On Monday the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption itoggle caption Sue Ogrocki/AP The [...]

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