Tag Archive for Supreme Court

Obama: I’ll never stop fighting for your voice

In this week’s address, President Barack Obama vowed to continue fighting for the American people to ensure their voices are heard over the special interests and lobbyists in Washington, despite this week’s Supreme Court decision to further empower corporations to use their financial clout to directly influence elections.

Supreme Court Rules in “Hillary, The Movie” case

By a 5-4 vote, the court overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said companies can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to produce and run their own campaign ads. The decision, which almost certainly will also allow labor unions to participate more freely in campaigns, threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states.

Sonia Sotomayor Becomes 111th Supreme Court Justice, 68-31

Washington D.C. — The first Latino and third woman Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed in a 68-31 vote earlier today. Nine Republicans crossed the aisle, mostly senators who will be retiring after this term, and all Democrats voted to confirm. President Obama praised the vote to approve Judge Sonia Soromayor as the 11th…

News Bits: June 29, 2009

Assembly Democrats approve majority vote budget fix BRIAN JOSEPH, Orange County Register:  Exploiting a legislative loophole, Assembly Democrats late Sunday passed a tax increase and other fixes to bridge the state’s $24.3 billion deficit without a single Republican vote. Typically, tax increases and budget votes require a two-thirds majority. Since just over one third of…

Five Ways that Obama Should NOT Emulate Lincoln

Much has been made of Barack Obama’s identification with Abraham Lincoln. Of course, Lincoln makes a powerful role model for any president, especially in troubled times. But there are at least ways in which Obama should not follow Lincoln’s example, and five corresponding ways in which Lincoln should serve Obama as an example of what NOT to do.

Garden Grove Loses Medical Marijuana Appeal

Yet one more example of elected officials challenging laws they don’t like with taxpayer money. While the costs to the taxpayers of Garden Grove are small compared to the fortune that the OC Board of Supes is spending to challenge the lawful contract agreement with Sheriff deputies regarding thier pension benefits, it still amounts to…