Tag Archive for Supreme Court

Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Animal Cruelty Law

The Supreme Court struck down a federal law banning depictions of animal cruelty on Tuesday. The 1999 Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act was too broad allowing for prosecution of even hunting magazines. The Humane Society intends to pass a more targeted law to stop the commercialization of animal cruelty.

Hillary Clinton for the Supreme Court

There’s a lot of name dropping over who will be President Obama’s next Supreme Court Justice.  I think the perfect candidate is Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.  She’s been an effective Secretary of State, was a more than adequate presidential candidate, a great Senator and is a lawyer.  She’s progressive with enough moderation to…

ABC Poll: 80% Oppose Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United Decision

Yesterday, ABC News Director of Polling Gary Langer wrote about their latest poll regarding the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizen’s United case. In short, the vast majority aren’t very happy. Memo to the Supreme Court: President Obama isn’t the only one who’s annoyed. Obama raised eyebrows at his State of the Union address last…

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…