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What comes after the black-robed social engineers?

Gay rights supporters cheered and danced outside the U.S. Supreme Court Friday after it ruled same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry anywhere in America. The celebration likely will go on for days, and understandably. It's a historic deci ...

John Roberts: Worst chief justice ever?

I'm giving the chief justice of the United States the benefit of the doubt by including a question mark in my headline. There have certainly been bad chief justices before, and bad decisions rendered by probably all of them, but it is hard to imagine ...

King v. Burwell: Affirming 'SCOTUScare'

Word definitions and reading comprehension apparently are not the strong suits of six justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. And Thursday's much-anticipated decision on ObamaCare subsidies seriously erodes the already damaged credibility of Chief Justic ...

Impact of Obamacare subsidy decision could be positive in Oklahoma

THE U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on a case challenging Obamacare insurance subsidies in states with federal exchanges, including Oklahoma. President Barack Obama says this challenge's success would be devastating for many Americans. A greater co ...

Do financial interests impede justice in Supreme Court?

Gabe Roth, who heads Fix the Court, tells OneNewsNow members of the court, as well as other government officials, are required to fill out an annual financial disclosure report. “The justices are required to step aside from cases should any of the co ...

Justice who loves gay marriage may force it on those who don't

A conservative legal organization is calling for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from deciding the marriage case now before the court. "A judge should avoid the appearance of impropriety as much as possible," says Roger Ga ...

Even in liberal Massachusetts 12 people believed in justice

A miracle happened Friday in ultra-liberal, bleeding-heart Massachusetts. After 14 hours of deliberation, 12 jurors sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a radicalized Islamist terrorist, to death. Bravo to these courageous patriots who made the right call. T ...

ADF taking on 'clear-cut case of discrimination'

A case that has gone on for years regarding city officials who have adamantly denied zoning for an Ohio Christian school is now before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Beginning in 2011, Upper Arlington refused zoning for Tree of Life Christian Sc ...

Free-speech rulings such as that in Kentucky are a victory for all

Court rulings and common sense don't always go hand in hand, so it's refreshing when a judge's decision appears both logical and entirely reasonable. Such is the case with a Kentucky judge's recent free-speech ruling in a case pitting a small busines ...

Civil rights and wrongs

While the U.S. Supreme Court held an Alice-in-Wonderland session on the nature and value of marriage, one of the nation's largest cities lay partly in ruins over the death of a black man in police custody. What do the two events have in common? In ea ...


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