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The U.S. Supreme Court: Health Care, Immigration, Juvenile Justice and More
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: SojoMail

June 28, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "We're going to ge ...

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
Originally Posted: 11/29/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

UPDATED: With transcripts from the President and Mitt Romney. The Supreme Court ruled today in a 5-4 decision that President Barack Obama’s chief domestic achievement, the Affordable Care Act, is constitutiona ...

BREAKING: Affordable Care Act Upheld, According to Reports
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

According to SCOTUS Blog, the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act limiting only the Medicaid provision, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the majority. ...

The Politics of Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

There has for some time been a larger immigration strategy at play here that I will bluntly call “evil.” Both sides have been spinning and claiming victory in Monday’s S ...

Reactions to Supreme Court Ruling on Anti-Immigrant Law (PHOTO & VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

Although three of the four provisions were struck down, the fourth —t he so called “show me your papers” clause — is very harmful to communities. It allows racial profiling on the basis of appearance. ...

Supreme Courts Stops Some of Arizona’s Attack on Immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Today the Supreme Court struck down three central provisions of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. Today the Supreme Court  struck down  three central provisio ...

Supreme Court Tosses ‘Christian Candy Cane’ Case
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON --- An appeal over Christmas sweets turned bitter on Monday (June 11) when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the so-called “Christian candy cane” case. The case out of Texas has become a rallying point for conservative Christians con ...

A 'Bizarre and Peculiar' Ruling
Originally Posted: 05/24/2012 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

E.J. Dionne Jr. The Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case didn't actually make corporations into people, but it ...

Why Getting money Out of Politics is Good for Business
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

Motions on the ballots at the annual meetings of Bank of America and 3M will act as referenda on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case. From  Newsweek M ...

Protesters March as SCOTUS Hears SB 1070 Arguments
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

More than five hundred people showed up at the Supreme Court today in opposition to Arizona’s SB1070 law. More than five hundred people showed up at the Supreme Court today in opp ...

SCOTUS Hears Immigration Arguments
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

Early news reports indicate that the justices were sympathetic to the provision allowing police officers to check the immigration status of people who are arrested or otherwise detained. ...

Arizona's Immigration Legislation Undermines Christian Values
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

SB 1070 is not just ethically bankrupt but undermines basic Christian values and American ideals. Today, the Supreme Court is hearing a case about the constitutionality of Arizon ...

How Soon Can We Come Up with a Healthcare Plan that Makes Sense?
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Maybe the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and maybe it's not. If it turns out to be constitutional, maybe it's good legislation and maybe it's not. In any case, it's looking increasin ...

SCOTUS: Voices form the Healthcare Debate
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

People lined the steps of the Supreme Court once again today, asking for their voices to be heard on the ongoing healthcare debate. People lined the steps of the Supreme Court onc ...

The Top 10 Stories of March 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

<p>&quot;We still give food to people even when they say they don't want to pray.&quot; Paul Brock, founder of the non-profit Community Provisions of Jackson County, IN, which had its emerge ...

Supreme Court Debates Sentencing for Minors
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether juveniles should receive life without parole in homicide cases, the only crime for which such a punishment is still an option for minors. ...

Stolen Valor and Government's Moral Authority
Originally Posted: 02/21/2012 - 5:52pm | Type: Blog

There are many parallels between biblical laws and the laws enforced by the government. However, they are not the same in all cases. And the distinction is important not only with regard to the separation of t ...

California's 'Prop 8' Ruled Unconsitutional
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 6:30pm | Type: Blog

In a decision that likely will set the stage for a high-stakes showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California's Proposition 8 ballot measure that banned g ...

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Pivotal Church-State Case This Week
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to begin hearing oral arguments this week in one of the most important church-state cases in decades. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to begi ...

So, about those "Evangelicals..."
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

Below is a compilation of recent media reports where the word "evangelical" is invoked. When you read these, evangelical brothers and sisters, do you recognize yourself in how the word is used and de ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 President Obama and aides are bracing for a tough re-el ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital Dead Sea Scrolls go digital The Dead Sea scrolls, 2,000 parchment and papyrus copies of 974 biblical texts, have been pixilated f ...

The Polemics of Forgiveness
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

The Gate of Forgiveness, Jerusalem. Photo by Deror Avi. The Gate of Forgiveness, Jerusalem. Photo by Deror Avi. In the wake of Troy Davis' exe ...

For Troy Davis
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Troy Anthony Davis died at 11:08 p.m. EST, Sept. 21,2011. Troy Anthony Davis died at 11:08 p.m. EST, Sept. 21,2011. UPDATE : I originally posted this shortly after 7 ...

Afternoon Philosofail
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

A philosophy professor of mine from college, who is also a Facebook friend, just posted a link to the following item, without comment (although I could hear what he was undoubtedly thinking from 900 m ...

Troy Davis: Will Georgia Execute an Innocent Man Next Week?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"Perhaps the bleakest fact of all is that the death penalty is imposed not only in a freakish and discriminatory manner, but also in some cases upon defendants who are actually innocent." ...

Inspired by Rosa Parks, Israeli and Palestinian Women Take a Swim
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

An account in The New York Times by Ethan Bronner reports that Israeli women and West Bank Palestinian women and girls have once again broken Israeli laws. http://creativecommon ...

What's in a Name?: Campus Crusade for Christ Becomes 'Cru'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Maybe, but a Stink Rose by any other name (say... garlic?) might get more play. Shakespeare said a rose by any othe ...

Who is Organizing the California Prison Hunger Strike?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo &copy; 2009 Amanda Slater | more info (via: Wylio)On the first day of this month, inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison, joined by inmates in other prisons around the state, began a hunger strike ...

Should Churches Be Allowed to Meet in Public Schools?
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling, and the subsequent fallout here in New York, hits close to home for many of us New Yorkers. The ruling, which came down on June 2, allows for the city of New York to rest ...

Rethinking Our Approach to Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

It is time for those of us who have been advocating for comprehensive immigration reform to rethink our strategies. It is time for those of us who have been advocating for compreh ...

Remember Bloody Sunday by Counting the Votes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Forty-six years ago, civil rights activists in <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/selma/" target="_blank">Selma, Alabama</a> began what they hoped would be a 50-mile march to the ...

Top 10 Religious Stories of 2010
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious faith. Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious fait ...

Light in the Midst of the Darkest Night
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Sometimes, a friend can send just the right email at just the right time. Sometimes, a friend can send just the right email at just the right time. A message that is meant for a p ...

The Right to Act in Conscience
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/conscientious-objection/" target="_blank"></a>This is the second installment of a series Logan Mehl-Laituri is writing for God's ...

Challenging Goliath: Justin Hudson
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://christianity.about.com/od/biblestorysummaries/p/davidandgoliath.htm">David and Goliath</a>. Da ...

Which Corporations are Buying Your Candidates?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100907-congress-tshirts.jpg"></a>The midterm election season is upon us, the first since the <a href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/supc ...

Is the Cordoba House "Insensitive"?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">"Yes, Muslims have the constitutional right to build a mosque near Ground Zero. "Yes, Muslims have the constitutional right ...

'Religion Everywhere, But None to Drink': God at the Aspen Ideas Festival (Part II)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Three distinctive views about people of religious faith became apparent at this summer's <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/08/11/trust-is-the-new-black-god-at-the-aspen-ideas-festival-part-i/&quo ...

Friday Links Round-Up
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/08/06/friday-links-round-up-8/"></a>Anne Rice. Elena Kagan. Kanye West. Baseball. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may h ...

Arizona Reveals a Struggle Beyond the Courtroom and the Ballot
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In light of recent events in Arizona, I propose we lead in our communities where national and global leaders lag behind on issues of human rights and love of neighbor. In ligh ...

Empathy and Empire are Antithetical
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

A University of Michigan study suggests that the college students of today are 40 percent less empathetic than students twenty or thirty years ago. A University of Michigan study ...

Murray Hill for Congress!
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Rodrick Beiler Good news: Now corporations can buy democracy direct at huge discounts! If I were ExxonMob ...

Native Americans vs. Nazi Sympathizers: The Bizarre Backstory on Changing an Offensive University Mascot
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

After almost a <a href="http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/157092/group/local%20news/">century</a> of debate and a four-year-long legal battle, the North Dakota Board of Hig ...

Justice Stevens Hasn't Moved, the Supreme Court Has
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

There's an old story about a man and his wife driving into town one evening. There's an old story about a man and his wife driving into town one evening. The wife looks ...

U.S. Anti-immigration Law Sparks International Exodus
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

A legislative victory by opponents of immigration has had the unintended consequence of forcing the deportation of almost every U.S. citizen to their country of ancestral origin. ...

Supreme Court Earns Free Air Miles
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. 'Opening the floodgates' for Happy Meals The recent Supreme Court decision expanding c ...

A Victory for Justice in Honduras
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Last Wednesday morning I awoke with butterflies in my stomach, as did many of my <a href="http://asjhonduras.com">Asociaci&oacute;n para una Sociedad m&aacute;s Justa</a> colleagu ...

Supremely Wrong
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chuck Collins The Court promotes corporate rule over healthy democracy. While the influence of large corporati ...

Is George W. Bush Pro-Life? Is Any Politician?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Former President George W. Bush <a href="http://www.ocregister.com/news/bush-232385-life-president.html">receives a pro-life award</a> this weekend from Legatus, an organization ...