Supreme Court rules narrowly for baker who refused to make cake for same-sex couple – LA Times

This ruling is not the end of the world for Gay and Lesbian rights in our country. I don’t believe it’s a good ruling but it is now the law of the land.

Here is what is important, telling your boss in Most states in this country that you are going to get married to someone of the same sex opens you to being fired for no calls. There are no protections for the lgbtq community regarding employment.

When I tell people this they say oh no that can’t be right there is always been protections for everyone and when I explain to them that there are no National protections for the lgbtq community they do not believe me. But in fact it’s the truth and until we have laws protecting us from this form of discrimination we are still not in any way shape or form equal to everyone else.

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for full LA Times article please click here

I won’t show the face of the man who discriminates against gays and lesbians. Baker Jack Phillips at Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo. (BRUCE ELLEFSON / AFP/Getty Images)

Government battles Microsoft in email privacy case before Supreme Court – NBC News

Saying that this is huge is the understatement of the year. The implications globally would change the way we do business on a daily basis. Our interactions would become subject to a Court’s ability to look at our emails. I am going to say that the Supreme Court is going to say that emails are the same as snail mail. I have never heard of a court compelling the post office to turn over mail but I may be wrong.

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Microsoft’s office building in South Dublin, seen above, is at the heart of a Supreme Court case that could set off a global free-for-all of internet data storage. Niall Carson / PA Images via Getty Images

Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers, Appeals Court Rules – The New York Times

Two points in this case makes me feel like I’m in an alternate universe.

First, the justice department is fighting against gay rights. That’s completely unbelievable. Jeff Sessions must be in seventh heaven. And at least I did spell his name correctly.

Seconds, the case itself is so preposterous that anyone would bring a cause of action for what happens here. The gentleman in question is a skydiving instructor. His name is Donald Zarda. While skydiving with a young lady who seem to be very nervous about being so strapped to a man he told told her don’t worry I’m 100% gay. She told her boyfriend and he sued. Amazing

Because there are so many lawsuits with so many different fact patterns that have been tendered to the Supreme Court many observers believe that the Supreme Court will have to make a decision one way or the other. I fear that with one more Supreme Court Justice picked by 45, the LGBTQ community could be put in the back of the bus.

One more thing, anybody, anybody who thought that they could not vote for Hillary must not look in the mirror and see what they have brought on us.

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Donald Zarda photo credit New York Times

Clarence Thomas Sexually Harassed Me. Yes, He Should Be Impeached. – HuffPost

The drum beat for the case to impeach Clarence Thomas it’s starting to grow. The me-too movement has given more weight to allegations made by those who have worked with Clarence Thomas. The New York Magazine article entitled the case for the impeachment of Clarence Thomas lays out a very good argument why this man should not be allowed to remain in the Supreme Court.

People often ask me what are we going to do about Trump? And I say the only thing we can do is to make sure we go out and vote and vote in large enough numbers that whatever the Russians are going to try to do us in 2018 they can’t succeed. Because unlike the Republicans of the Nixon era these Republicans are fed, I’ll say it breastfed, by the money’s of the different lobbyists that control them like puppets on a string. I’m not saying the Democrats are better but Democrats get more money from individuals then the Republicans could ever dream of. The Democrats have not been in power and as such are not the target of lobbyists the same way the Republicans are. Mitch McConnell and his imaginations over the 1 year delay in putting a replacement in 4 Supreme Court Justice Alito tells you much about how Republicans cheat. The only way Republicans win is by gerrymandering, and cheating as much as they possibly can a system which thought that are public servants would actually serve the public.

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Progressives ponder the unthinkable — a postelection Supreme Court blockade – The Washington Post

If you have friends thinking of splitting their ballot so that Congress can become a check on Hillary Clinton’s presidency please tell them to beware. Instead of a check they will be setting up another blockade like we’ve seen for the last 8 years. Can you imagine the Supreme Court with just eight judges for the next 5 years. It’s on thinkable but in this climate it is a reasonable assumption. There are other judges that are looking to step down from the court including Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So now we’re talking about the third branch of government being down close to 20% of normal, when a senate seat is vacated or a congressional seat is vacated special elections are called immediately or if the state has a different rule the governor appoints someone to fill the vacancy. Yet the Supreme Court doesn’t have that luxury. So comma go out and vote even if you think that you live in a state that won’t matter. Because down ballot does matter.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/10/17/progressives-ponder-the-unthinkable-a-postelection-supreme-court-blockade/?wpisrc=nl_politics-pm&wpmm=1

Supreme Court Blocks Stricter Voting Rules in North Carolina – Wall Street Journal

On a day that’s Donald Trump filled the news media with Spam, this should have been the headline. Donald Trump could go flying to the Moon and back but he will not win if voting is not restricted by Republican laws aimed at minority communities. Even a supreme court with only eight members saw how long these voter ID laws are. This election is going to be won at The Ballot Box and not in Trump’s media extravaganzas.

Today was a day that will be more pivotal than Trump’s speech and trip because people will be able to vote against him.

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-blocks-stricter-voting-rules-in-north-carolina-1472673999

The Latest: Clinton campaign slams Trump Supreme Court list – The Washington Post

He picked the 10 most conservative jurists he could find and called them a list.
One as you can see was appointed by the wonderful governor of Michigan that poisoned his people. Another ridicules Trump on Twitter. I can see that he really needed these people. The news is reporting that he got the list from a group of conservatives that had it on their website. That’s what I wanted my president someone that go to website and gets his/her information.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/whitehouse/the-latest-texas-judge-laughs-off-being-on-trumps-list/2016/05/18/1c0f2dc8-1d2f-11e6-82c2-a7dcb313287d_story.html

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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2015 file photo, Joan Larsen, a University of Michigan law professor, speaks after she was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court by Gov. Rick Snyder, right, in Lansing, Mich. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia.(David Eggert, File/Associated Press)

The Supreme Court Has Handed Tyson a Major Loss in an Employee Suit

Source: The Supreme Court Has Handed Tyson a Major Loss in an Employee Suit
this is the second of three closely watched cases regarding corporations and there powers. Corporations have been asking the court to rein in recent legislation and court rulings that has not been in their favor. So far the court has ruled against corporations in 2 cases and one more is pending. This is a victory for the consumer and employees and a big wasp for corporations.