Justice Scalia’s death sparked a battle for the soul of the nation’s highest Court. Despite the obstructionist vows of Senate Republicans, President Obama promised to fulfill his constitutional responsibilities by nominating someone to take Justice Scalia’s place on the Supreme Court.
Claiming it was their divine calling, 2 Tennessee legislators are leading an effort to overrule the Supreme Court that could cost the state billions–money that would otherwise go toward SNAP benefits for Tennessee’s poorest residents.
[DIGEST: Reuters; SWTimes; Huffpost] Three lesbian couples challenged the Arkansas Health Department’s Vital Statistics Bureau in court when it refused to list them as either the adoptive or biological parents of their children. The couples won; Little Rock Circuit Court Judge Tim Fox issued a decision on December 1 holding that a state law preventing … Continued
World-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s calm, measured manner has him surging in the polls. But will a lifetime of achievement ultimately be overshadowed by a string of massive political gaffes?
Some say that Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin made history last week when it beat SpaceX to the punch and successfully landed its “New Shepherd” spacecraft. But are SpaceX and Blue Origin really comparable?
Chicago Police Superintendent Fired–But Calls for Justice for Laquan McDonald Continue in Light of Damning Video
A week after the release of a controversial video depicting the police shooting of a 17-year-old, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired his police superintendent, Garry McCarthy. But in light of the Mayor’s handling of the video’s release, firing McCarthy might not be enough.
Digest: [NYTimes; Yahoo News; NPR] Note: This story will be updated as information is released. ***A family assistance hotline has been established for persons who believe a family member may have been killed or injured in the attack: (800) 637-6653.*** After yesterday’s deadly attacks in San Bernadino, California, that took the lives of 14 people, … Continued