Bill Of Rights

Justice at Last for the Youngest Inmates?

How many times does the Supreme Court have to repeat itself before its message gets through? In the case of life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, the answer seems to be: at least one more time.<p>On Tuesday, the justices will meet to consider whether to hear two separate cases asking them to …


‘My baby’s ashes arrived by courier along with a shopping delivery for my neighbour’

Tracey Smith is still sad and angry over the ordeal she endured before and after her daughter’s stillbirth<p>about 3 hours ago<p>When Tracey Smith gave …


New development pushes homeless into downtown Des Moines

CLOSE<p>Take a look inside a homeless camp near downtown Des Moines as some of its residents give their opinion about Joppa Outreach's proposed …


The Constitutional Unviability of the Death Penalty

The ethical and legal permissibility of capital punishment is perhaps the greatest moral question remaining in modern American politics. Irrevocable …


Conservatives dig in on religious, parental freedoms in gay marriage debate

Coalition gay marriage opponents are refusing to back down over incorporating strong religious, parental and free speech protections in same-sex …


No free vote for Sinn Fein parliamentary party on abortion

Sinn Fein will not allow its TDs or senators to have a free vote on abortion.

News (Ireland)

TDs in talks to form new pro-life party

Former Fianna Fáil senator John Hanafin and a handful of Independent TDs have held talks about setting up a new political party before the next …

News (Ireland)

Urine for a treat. It’s World Toilet Day today

Toilet Day is in fact a proper ‘day’, recognised by the UN. And cut the crap, it’s dead serious<p>about 6 hours ago<p>Why was Piglet staring down the …

News (Ireland)

Mary Lou McDonald says Sinn Féin are 'ready' to go into power with another party

<i>By Elaine Loughlin in the RDS</i><p>Sinn Féin's deputy leader has joined a growing number in her party in opening up the possibility of going into …

News (Ireland)

Chalkboard Lesson: Timeline — America’s Slide Toward a ‘Total-Control’ Government

On today’s show, Glenn continued this week’s chalkboard series on ‘antifa.’ Technically speaking, antifa stands for anti-fascist, but modern-day …


Same-sex marriage: Hens will stay lay eggs

'Once you have taken your decision you just move on then and get on with life, nothing fundamentally changes, hens will still lay eggs.'<p>So said …


The Senate Democrats' Pathetic Attack on Justice Don Willett

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held confirmation hearings on Don Willett, one of President Donald Trump's nominees to the U.S. Court of …

Constitutional Rights

Young people encouraged to register to vote ahead of abortion referendum

Next year, Ireland will vote on four referendums and possibly a presidential election and voters are being encouraged to ensure they are …

News (Ireland)

Women's Boobs Are Not Free Speech, Says Federal Court

But at least one dissenting judge felt differently, describing our topless protagonist as having "engaged in the paradigm of First Amendment speech—a …


Dozens Say This Cop Framed Them. One Just Went Free After 27 Years.

Detective Guevara has been accused of framing more than 50 people for murder. He and other officers said they would not testify in the retrial of one of those defendants. Prosecutors said they had no choice but to drop the case.<p>A Chicago man who served 27 years for a double murder walked free …


Man freed, murder charges dropped after 27 years in prison

CHICAGO — The refusal of five former Chicago police officers to testify in the retrial of a man incarcerated for murder since 1990 has resulted …


Sinn Féin TDs advised not to engage in social media spats

Direction follows disagreement between a number of party deputies on abortion<p>7 minutes ago<p>Sinn Féin has issued a direction to a number of TDs to stop …

News (Ireland)

‘Constant battle’ over rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

The HSE is involved in a “constant battle” against rogue crisis pregnancy agencies, the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment has …

News (Ireland)

Opinion | To win a lawsuit, Trump is undermining the First Amendment

Trump's Attack on Summer Zervos Blows a Hole in the First Amendment's Foundation<p>The marketplace of ideas is dead.<p>by Jessica Levinson / Nov.14.2017 / 10:53 AM ET<p>This is no city on a hill. Andrew Harnik / AP<p>The election and presidency of President Donald Trump has blown a hole in the foundation of …

Donald Trump

Minnesota's voter dress code unconstitutional?

The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear arguments over Minnesota's controversial dress code for voters.

Conservative View

‘No sexual assault should have an expiry date’

A section of the Criminal Procedure Act (CPA) that imposes a 20-year limit on prosecution for sexual assault violates the victims’ human dignity and …

News (South Africa)


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The First Amendment Protects a Dissenting Cake Baker, Not State Coercion

Does the First Amendment allow the government to force a cake baker to make custom cakes in violation of his own conscience and religious beliefs?<p>The …


Listen to This: Free Speech Dominates at U.S. Supreme Court

To get the U.S. Supreme Court’s attention these days, try saying your speech rights are being violated.<p>Whether the underlying topic is abortion, …


Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a First Amendment case brought by a Florida man who previously won a landmark ruling from the justices on whether his floating home was a house, not a boat subject to easier government seizure under laws that govern ships and boats.<p>This …

U.S. Politics

The Truth About Princeton and Slavery

Since our universities have become intellectual black holes—dead stars which no longer radiate light but instead suck enlightenment into darkness by …

Constitutional Amendments

BRIEF-Gran Tierra Energy, unit, Bank of Nova Scotia and lenders party enter into ninth amendment to credit agreement

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Gran Tierra Energy Inc GTE.TO<p>* Gran Tierra Energy - on Nov. 10, 2017, co, co's unit, Bank of Nova Scotia, lenders party entered …

Constitutional Amendments

Letter: Democrats run roughshod over rights

Ordinarily I enjoy reading Joe Blundo’s columns for their reliable wit and irreverence. His Thursday column "Our leaders are content to let killing …

Gun Control

The History and Context of the Second Amendment

Reblog of an excellent blog post by A Point of Contention which gives historical perspective to the Second Amendment of the United States of America …

Gun Control

SA needs a tax bill of rights to govern how SARS treats taxpayers, says Davis committee

Business (South Africa)