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True the Vote Sues Mississippi Secretary of State & Republican Party over Cochran-McDaniel

James Simpson  Conservative election integrity organization True The Vote filed suit in federal court Tuesday against Mississippi’s Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the Mississippi Republican Party, asking a judge for an immediate injunction against them so that the election material from the state’s June 24 GOP primary runoff can be inspected. The lawsuit comes […] Continue reading →

Federal appeals court: Utah can’t ban gay marriage

 A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. The three-judge panel in Denver ruled 2-1 that states cannot deprive people of the fundamental right to […] Continue reading →

Targeted Tea Party Activists Are Outraged Over ‘Lost’ IRS Emails

 HONOLULU—Hawaii tea party leaders are outraged the Internal Revenue Service lost emails of Lois Lerner, former director of IRS’ Exempt Organizations Unit,  during a critical time when the agency admitted to targeting conservative groups for additional scrutiny. The agency informed Congress of the missing emails in a letter last week. The IRS said Lerner’s emails […] Continue reading →

Gay couples begin getting married in Wisconsin

 When a federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban, pastor Andrew Warner was among those who headed to the courthouse to get a license so he could legally wed his longtime partner. Then he turned to perform a wedding for two members of his Milwaukee church. “I always felt like we were second-class citizens […] Continue reading →

US judge to rule on Pennsylvania gay-marriage ban

 A federal judge was scheduled to issue a ruling Tuesday afternoon on the legality of Pennsylvania’s 1996 same-sex marriage ban. U.S. District Judge John Jones plans to issue his ruling in Harrisburg after 2 p.m., according to a court website. The plaintiffs include same-sex couples, their children, a widow and others who say the ban […] Continue reading →

The skins and legislative prayer

George Will  After the marshal on Monday spoke the traditional “God save the United States and this honorable court,” the Supreme Court ruled that the Upstate New York town of Greece does not violate the First Amendment’s prohibition of “establishment of religion” by opening its board of supervisors’ meetings with a prayer. This ruling would not have […] Continue reading →

Organic Farmers vs. Monsanto: Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Crops from GMO Contamination

Wood Prairie Farm  Last week, the Public Patent Foundation filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark case, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto, in the hopes that the highest court in the land would hear and reinstate the case of 73 American organic and conventional family farmers, seed businesses and public […] Continue reading →

US farmers challenging Monsanto patent claims appeal to Supreme Court

Public advocacy groups and farmers have joined forces to challenge biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically engineered seed patents, and to halt the company’s aggressive lawsuits against anyone whose fields are contaminated by their GMOs. Seventy-three US farmers, seed companies, and public advocacy groups appealed their case against Monsanto Co. to the Supreme Court on […] Continue reading →