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.
A federal judge finds a Louisiana law’s requirement that abortion doctors have hospital admitting privileges unconstitutional.
Ted Cruz may have successfully usurped Trump’s lead in Iowa, but the question of his birthright could hinder his campaign on the road to the presidency.
(DIGEST: CNN, NPR, FOX10 Phoenix) Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was asked her opinion on whether President Barack Obama should appoint Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement. On February 17, O’Connor replied, “We need somebody there, now, to do the job, and let’s get on with it.” In 1981, O’Connor was the first woman appointed to … Continued
Paleontologists may have discovered a new species of plesiosaur.
Despite the NFL’s $30 million earmarked for traumatic brain injury studies, none of it will go toward the NIH’s latest $16 million research project.
[DIGEST: CNN, BBC, NYT, UN] Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who served as Secretary General of the United Nations from January 1992 to December 1996, died February 16, 2016 at the age of 93. UN representatives have said that Boutros-Ghali died after being hospitalized for a broken leg in his home nation, Egypt. Ban Ki-Moon, the current Secretary General, said of … Continued
[DIGEST: WZZM, MLive, Lambda, Detroit Free Press, The New Civil Rights Movement] Michigan has outlawed sodomy. Or so the Internet thought. The Michigan Senate passed the bill SB219, brought forward by Republican Senator Rick Jones, on January 28, 2016, to amend a portion of the Michigan penal code pertaining specifically to animal cruelty. Within the … Continued
This story is continuing to develop. Please check back for updates. [DIGEST: Politico; MySA; The Hill] United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead today at a luxury resort in Texas. Federal officials say he has died of natural causes. Justice Scalia was 79 years old. In a statement, Chief Justice of the … Continued