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Justice Department Files Suit Against Apple, Publishers Over eBook Pricing

 

The Justice Department has filed suit against Apple and five major book publishers over alleged collusion in eBook pricing.

The publishers — Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster — had been warned of the antitrust suit. Some of the publishers are expected to settle, but Apple, Penguin and Pearson have all given indications that they will fight the Justice Department in court…Read More

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Is Obama Getting Too Clever In His SCOTUS Feud? (VIDEO)

The problem with running against future villains based on events that haven’t happened yet is you risk sounding like you don’t know what you’re talking about. Obama had to twist his remarks on the possibility of a judicial override into such a pretzel that it sounded like the former constitutional law professor didn’t understand the foundational decision of the Supreme Court…Read More

Related: Obamacare Goes to Court, Analysis: Well, Is This Thing Constitutional or Not?

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Affirmative Action Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case over affirmative action for the first time since 2003, a potential signal that the court is willing to reverse some of its recent precedent concerning the controversial issue…Read More

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Tough Talking Arizona Sheriff/Congressional Candidate Outed in Gay Affair With Illegal Immigrant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona is in the political news again—again—after outspoken conservative sheriff and Mitt Romney’s state campaign Chairman Paul Babeu was revealed, in rapid succession, to be gay, potentially in a relationship with an undocumented immigrant, allegedly threatening that immigrant with deportation, and still running for congress despite all that had just been revealed…Read More

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Prop 8 Declared Unconstitutional: Its Supporters Are Headed For Historical Ridicule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A federal appeals court in California declared the infamous Proposition 8, a ban on same-sex marriage that received a slight majority (52 percent) of the popular vote in 2008, to be unconstitutional on Tuesday.  The inevitable next stop for this case is the United States Supreme Court.  A loss for Proposition 8 supporters would ensure that only half a generation of California’s youth (2008 – ca. 2014) was raised in the midst of a jovial same-sex marriage-free era, and all within the moral bedrock of California (note sarcasm)…Read More

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Oklahoma’s Ban On Sharia Law In Courts Ruled Unconstitutional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A proposed amendment to the Oklahoma state constitution which made it illegal for judges to consider the tenants of Sharia Law when making decision from the bench has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court. Read more.

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