Tag Archives: Supreme Court of the United States

Free Forum Friday…March 30th Edition

(Free Forum Fridays are an open discussion where readers are invited to bring up topics that may not have been covered in the previous week. Got something on your mind? Throw your opinion out there.) In other news this week, … Continue reading

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Albert Snyder v. Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church et al.

The Supreme Court has just released its ruling, on an 8–1 vote (Justice Alito dissenting) in Albert Snyder v. Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church et al. The court finds that Westboro Baptist Church has a First Amendment right to picket military … Continue reading

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Do (Time) or Die

(Ed. note: We occasionally accept guest op-eds at 538 Refugees. This week we present an article from regular commenter mclever. — Mr. Universe) by Mac (mclever) I grew up in northern Illinois under the shadow of John Wayne Gacy. He was the real-life … Continue reading

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January 22, 1973: Roe v. Wade

Today marks the 38th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion on demand in the United States. The Wikipedia entry summarizes the facts of the case leading to the Supreme Court’s decision: Norma McCorvey (known … Continue reading

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