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06.30.2014 | 29 days ago | Posted at 10:51 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
It’s not totally surprising, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to allow closely held corporations with religious objections to refuse to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees, as required by the Affordable Care Act.  The details of the decision are just being filled in—go to SCOTUSblog.com for their reaction to this decision and the new one on collective bargaining rights ...
05.07.2014 | 83 days ago | Posted at 11:56 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Does Gov. Scott Walker have nine lives or what?  Yesterday, his ally, ultraconservative Federalist Society member and U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Randa totally halted the John Doe investigation into alleged coordination between Walker’s campaign committee and sympathetic right-wing groups. Randa quickly did so after prosecutors on Monday asked the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ...
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court case could embolden big donors in Wisconsin

 Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a high-rolling Alabama donor’s challenge to the federal limits on campaign donations to federal candidates
06.26.2013 | | Posted at 10:58 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
It’s a great day for same-sex couples and their friends and loved ones.  The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. Seems you can’t deny federal rights to anyone, including same-sex couples. The court also ruled that it couldn’t rule on California’s Prop 8 ballot measure, which took away marriage rights for same sex couples. It invali...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fair-minded Wisconsinites can legalize same-sex marriage

Optimists believe that the United States Supreme Court’s impending rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will affirm legal marriage rights for same-sex couples

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