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Here’s today’s Daily GIF!
Alanah Poullard—the five year old daughter of a wounded warrior—gets a written note from President Obama, excusing her from school for the day.
I love that someone amazing at Mother Jones took the time to respond to my dumb aquestion.
MoJo was at San Francisco city hall this morning! Watch the crowd celebrate the renewed right to marry in California.
Justice Alito finds an excuse not to rule on same-sex marriage: it’s too new. “You want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution which is newer than cellphones or the internet?”
8 Things Justice Alito Has Ruled on That Are Newer Than Cellphones and the Internet
Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (via The New Yorker)
The risk to same-sex marriage is now “very great" in the Supreme Court.
Today, the Supreme Court is convening privately to make a highly anticipated decision: Will it weigh in on gay marriage?
Plus a bonus No. 11: free birth control!
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Arizona’s immigration law today. What’d we learn? Well for one thing, when it comes to SB 1070, the high court’s conservative justices are living in an alternate universe.
Today’s Supreme Court oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act in one word: Broccoli.
(We would also accept: “Complete-and-total-disaster-of-historic-proportions”)
Chart o’ the Day: Somewhere along the way (okay, 1997), Justice Clarence Thomas stopped filling out his disclosure forms properly. With the Supreme Court set to consider President Obama’s health care reform in the near future—a law Thomas’ wife was paid to lobby against—the liberal watchdog group Common Cause is calling for a formal inquiry.
This awesome image about today’s Supreme Court ruling striking down California’s ban on sales of violent video games to minors was produced by Rob Beschizza for our friends over at BoingBoing. You can read up on that there or click through to our site for Stephanie Mencimer’s take on today’s other big decision, in which the conservative majority behind Citizens United struck down Arizona’s innovative public campaign financing law. (The winning lawyer was the same guy who argued Citizens United.) Also, Stephanie’s going to be on HBO tonight. Watch!