Category Archives: Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Loud Voice to the Wealthy

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said in his opinion for the majority in ruling for McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, “Money in politics may at times seem repugnant to some,

Single-Payer Health Care Would Solve Religious Objection Issue

The United States Supreme Court has just heard arguments over the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) concerning the rights of for-profit corporations to object to paying for certain types of birth control required

Rule of Law vs The U.S. Constitution: Majorities Cannot Decide the Rights of Minorities

Recently, I listened to an Oklahoma news-person give his opinion concerning Virginia’s state attorney general, Mark R. Herring decision not to defend that state’s ban on same-sex marriage. His opinion was that

Go Ahead Harry, Use the Nuclear Option, or Limit Its Use

  Perhaps at one time, the filibuster was a good idea. Unfortunately, that was when there were reasonable people in the minority in our U.S. Senate, but that is no longer the

U.S. Supreme Court: John Robert’s Court Ponders “Freedom to Marry” for Gay People

As I listened to oral arguments from both sides for two days as the U.S. Supreme Court decided the future of gay people like me, along with the questions and comments from

Gay Marriage: Why the Sea Change in Public Opinion?

I think most of my gay brothers and sisters are still pinching themselves, expecting to wake up any moment to realize that it was all just a dream and we are still

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia Needs to Explain “Racial Entitlement”

The United States Supreme Court recently listened to a challenge to the Voting Rights Act in which the question before the court is “about whether the federal government should still be requiring

Minorities in America: We Know the Importance of Independent Judges

As a gay man and one of America’s many minorities, I have seen what popular opinion has done to our nation, as far as allowing racism and bigotry in our laws and

2012 Presidential Election Shows a Divided America

America has become such a divided nation. Is it because we have unresolvable differences or is it because we have allowed the voices of unreason and prejudice, to overpower the voices of

Bigotry in the Shadows: Hate and Ignorance Still Hiding In Plain Sight

Coming from a small town and growing up in the 70s and around a lot of people who had problems with those who were different, I kept my homosexuality to myself. I