Supreme Court To Hear Case About LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Laws

Masterpiece Cakeshop

Yesterday the Supreme Court announced it would hear the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. At the center of that case lies the question: does a private business have the right to discriminate against LGBTQ people? We’ve covered Masterpiece at each stage of its legal journey over the years as business owner Jack Phillips insisted his religious beliefs should […]

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Mississippi Religious Liberty Bill HB1523 To Become Law

Mississippi HB1523

Despite at two lawsuits filed to stop it, Mississippi HB 1523 (also known as the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act”) may become law thanks to a federal appeals court ruling this week. The bill enables legal discrimination against same-sex couples, transgender men and women, and any unmarried couple who engages in sexual relations outside the boundaries of marriage. […]

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50 Years of Loving: The End of Interracial Marriage Bans

Loving v Virginia

Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a historic decision that would set foundational legal precedent for equality and the fundamental Constitutional right to get married. A year before she died in 2008, Mildred Loving – the namesake at the center of the landmark case Loving v. Virginia – made statements reaffirming the fight for equality and linking […]

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Trump’s UK Terrorism Tweetstorm Will Backfire On Him

Donald Trump

After the terrorist events in the UK over the weekend, Donald Trump began one of his infamous tweet storms decrying political correctness and muddying the legal waters surrounding his ever-changing stance on banning Muslims from entering the country. Because his social media posts were previously cited in courts as official stances on his policy, these tweets may ultimately end all question […]

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Trump’s Paris Accord Announcement Omitted An Important Legal Fact

Trump's Paris Accord Announcement Omitted An Important Legal Fact

Donald Trump announced yesterday he is pulling the United States out of the historic Paris climate agreement. As he listed a litany of mostly debunked talking points criticizing the popular accord, Trump stated, “the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord…as of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the nonbinding Paris accord.” The biggest problem with his announcement – a […]

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Michigan Farmer’s Lawsuit Calls For Legal LGBTQ Discrimination

Michigan Farmer Country Mills Orchard Lawsuit Calls For Legal LGBTQ Discrimination in East Lansing

An apple farmer near East Lansing, Michigan is suing the city over its Human Rights ordinance that forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation. Because of the existing policy, he is not able to sell his produce at the local outdoor farmers market because it requires all vendors to adhere to the ordinance in order to participate. Just The Facts The AP reported: A Michigan […]

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Florida GOP Operative Admits to Collusion With Russian Hackers

Aaron Nevins, who last summer told hacker Guccifer 2.0 to "feel free to send any Florida based information" after learning that the hacker had tapped into Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee computers.

While the majority of the focus on Russia hacking into the 2016 elections is primarily on the Trump campaign and their potential collaboration, several outlets are reporting today that the hack went much deeper than simply offering DNC documents to damage Hillary Clinton’s chances of being elected. Reporting at the Wall Street Journal confirmed Russian hackers worked hand-in-hand with at least one state-level GOP […]

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Trump Wants Flynn Back in the White House

Michael Flynn 's Russia Scandal: What Did Trump Know and When?

Following the blockbuster story that Donald Trump reportedly asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn (just before firing him no less), sources now report that Trump is not only still communicating with Flynn but wants to give him another position in the White House. The Daily Beast reported today: But Trump doesn’t just hope that Flynn will beat […]

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Comey Memo: Trump’s Attack on Journalists & Free Press

Trump attacks free press, journalists and journalism in general

One of the lesser reported items from the alleged James Comey memo following his and Donald Trump’s mid-February conversation relates to a discussion about jailing journalists for publishing leaked information. In their original reporting on the memo, the New York Times noted that after asking Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to leave the room, Trump both discussed the investigation of […]

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