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On Your Mark, Get Set, Lie: Supreme Court Weighs Truth in Politics

With the 2014 midterm elections fast approaching, the Supreme Court faced an urgent task on Tuesday: making it safe for America’s politicians to lie.

Ohio and 15 other states have laws trying to prevent lies during political campaigns, and by all appearances the Supreme Court can’t wait to knock them down for violating the First Amendment’s guarantees of free speech. 427 more words

Bogus investment trial underway in Kelowna

KELOWNA — A BC Supreme Court trial got underway Tuesday at the Kelowna law courts for two men charged in an alleged bogus investment scheme. 91 more words

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Supreme Court Cloudy on Aereo Streaming TV Case

There was a lot of talk Tuesday at the Supreme Court about the future of television—how we will watch it, how we will pay for it, and whether, crucially, the old broadcast model will be blown up for good. 674 more words

Access to Justice and Political Ignorance

I will do one last post ― for now, that is, until the Supreme Court’s judgment comes out ― prompted by the British Columbia “hearing fees” case I have been blogging about. 936 more words

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Federal Suit Filed to Overturn Georgia’s Gay Marriage Ban

A gay rights group in Georgia filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday seeking to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The suit, filed in Atlanta by Lambda Legal, seeks to… 98 more words

Gay Rights Group Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Georgia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

ATLANTA (AP) — A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta challenging the state of Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of seven people and seeks class action status. 105 more words

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High Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. 17 more words