Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

PFOX Demands Elena Kagan Out Herself as “Ex-Gay”

People who actually identify their sexual orientation as "ex-gay" are a rare breed, but Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) nevertheless manages to ferret out former homosexuals everywhere. Take the organization's most recent mission: For Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to out herself as used-to-be gay. Here's the pitch, from self-identified ex-gay Greg Quinlan:

Barrier Method: How a 42-Inch Fence Is Threatening Our Nation’s Unborn

To the barricades: Mahoney is pro-life, anti-fence.
On Tuesday, June 8, the Rev. Patrick Mahoney arrived at Planned Parenthood with the intention of going to jail over a fence.
Two months earlier, the District had granted the organization a permit to build a 42-inch-high “wrought iron steel fence” around the front lawn of [...]

The Morning After: Manfiction and Mandles Edition

* On Tiger Beatdown, The Rejectionist writes about attempting to evade misogyny by adopting acceptably "masculine" interests. (This tactic works for both men and women!) Namely: Drinking too much, and reading "manfiction":

The Morning After: First Cougar Supreme Court Justice Edition

In a 7-2 decision, the Court decided those shoes are to die for.

Rating recent commentaries on issues related to Elena Kagan's appearance:

It’s Legal to Keep Sex Offenders In Prison “Indefinitely.” But Can We Fix Them?

Today, the Supreme Court decided that sex offenders can be kept in prison "indefinitely"—regardless of the length of their sentences—if they are considered still "sexually dangerous." Our government reserves the right to exert complete control over the lives of sex offenders, possibly until they die. Is that enough time to rehabilitate them?

The Morning After: Dastardly Cuomo Glasses Edition

* Writing in the Awl's Sex Offender week series, Sady Doyle goes long on Rivers Cuomo and why he (and his cute glasses) have messed you up "forever."

When Animal Porn is A-OK: “3 Cats, 1 Steak”

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments over a law banning video depictions of animal cruelty. The law was party inspired by the sensationalized "crush porn" craze. In crush porn, women stomp on small animals, in bare feet or in heels, in order for crush porn fetishists to get off.

G.W. Republicans Release Press Release Against Sonia Sotomayor

Umm. Okay [PDF].

Supreme Court Poised to Lose Only Lady

Via SCOTUSblog comes news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg " had surgery for an apparently early-stage pancreatic cancer today." She checked into the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to have a "small tumor, approximately 1 cm across," removed from the center of her pancreas.  Ginsburg will remain in the hospital [...]

Fitzgerald V. Barnstable School Committee: The Procedings

Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog has an in-depth rundown of the proceedings in today's Title IX case in front of the Supreme Court, Fitzgerald, et al., v. Barnstable School Committee, et al.